Nail Care Dos and Don’ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid for Better Nail Health

Nail Care Dos and Don’ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid for Better Nail Health

Nail care is not only about making your nails look pretty. It is also about keeping them healthy and strong. However, many people make some common mistakes that can damage their nails and cause problems. Here are several nail care dos and don’ts that will help you avoid these mistakes and improve your nail health.

Do: Remove Your Nail Polish Regularly

Nail polish can dry out and stain your nails if you leave it on for too long. You should remove your nail polish every week or two, using a gentle and acetone-free nail polish remover, such as Jada Kenya’s Nail Polish Remover. It nourishes and moisturizes your nails while removing the polish.

Don’t: Bite or Pick Your Nails or Cuticles

Biting or picking your nails or cuticles can damage your nails and cause them to break, split, or peel. It can also injure your cuticles and expose them to infections or inflammation. To stop this habit, keep your nails short and neat, apply a bitter-tasting nail polish, or use a stress ball or fidget toy.

Do: Trim and File Your Nails Properly

Trimming and filing your nails properly will keep them in good shape and prevent them from snagging or tearing. You should trim and file your nails every week or two, using a sharp and clean nail clipper or scissors and a fine-grit nail file. Cut your nails straight across, leaving a little bit of white at the tips. Avoid cutting them too short or too round. File your nails in one direction only, from the sides to the center.

Don’t: Use Your Nails as Tools

Using your nails as tools can weaken them and cause them to chip, crack, or break. You should not use your nails to open cans, peel stickers, scratch labels, or do anything else that can put pressure or force on them. Instead, use proper tools, such as scissors, knives, tweezers, or peelers.

Do: Moisturize and Massage Your Hands and Nails

Moisturizing and massaging your hands and nails will hydrate and nourish them, as well as improve the blood circulation and relax the muscles in your hands. You should moisturize and massage your hands and nails every day, using a rich and creamy hand cream, such as Jada Kenya’s Hand Cream. It softens and smooths your hands with natural ingredients. 

Don't: Ignore Any Signs of Trouble

Ignoring any signs of trouble can worsen the problem and affect your nail health. You should not overlook any changes in the appearance or condition of your nails that could indicate infection, fungus, injury, or disease. Some of these signs include discoloration, swelling, pain, pus, bleeding, ridges, spots, or separation of the nail from the nail bed. If you notice any of these signs, consult a doctor or a nail technician as soon as possible.

Time to Make Your Nails Healthier

Follow these nail care dos and don’ts and you will have healthy, strong, and beautiful nails that will make you feel confident and happy. Give your nails some love with Jada Kenya’s nail care products and tips. Learn our nail care dos and don’ts and shop now.
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