Do you want to have strong and healthy nails? I do. It’s been years since I had polished my toenails and fingernails. And reason being, yours truly has been trying to conceive but luck has not smiled at us even with science’s intervention. I just regularly do the upkeep of my nails sans the colored polish.
Here’ s a list of do’s and don’ts.
- Do moisturize daily. Hydration is key. Most problems come up if they’re parched. They crack, become brittle and peel. Dehydrated cuticles become ragged and they can be torn which can be painful and cause infection.
- Do buy and wear the right shoe size. If your toes hit the front of your shoe , nails can turn black and blue and crack. Worse is, the nails may lift and it may lead to infection. Moreover, if the shoe is too pointy and or too small, the toenails may grow into surrounding skin that can bring about ingrown toenail. This may be painful. it can cause swelling and infection.
- Don’t go barefoot. More so in public places. On swimming pools, locker rooms and shoe stores where warm, damp environments abound as it’s a breeding ground of bacteria and fungi. If you’re in a shoe store, don’t forget to ask for one of those disposable hose while trying on.
- Don’t share your nail file. The emery board is a porous germ-trapper.