The Importance of Nail Care

Posted: March 3rd, 2021

Whether you take an hour or two for a spa visit, or simply painting your own nails in the comfort of your own home, there is something about beautifully manicured nails makes us feel good. About 60% of women have their nails done monthly, but is nail care really important? Some people may think of it as just a luxury, but it turns out, taking care of your nails can help determine the health of your body, and it's essential to the health of your hands. We use our hands for everything, EVERYDAY! 

Think of the nails on your fingers and toes as little shields protecting them, not keeping them healthy makes the tissue beneath them vulnerable to infection. Nails are considered healthy if their color is consistent and their texture is smooth. An adult should trim their nails weekly, as germs can remain trapped underneath the nail and cause infection. Also hangnails should never be ripped, but should be clipped with standard clippers.

You should also moisturize your nails often and remember to clean underneath them in the shower. Also if you work with cleaning products or other chemicals often, make sure to wear gloves to prevent your nails from softening. 

So the next time you are feeling guilty about going to get your nails done, just remember that you are contributing towards your overall health!