When it comes to caring for our hands, caring for our nails should be a large part of our hand care regimen. Our nails are one of the first things people notice about us, and nails that are unkempt can lead to scratches or other types of injury or irritation. Here are some tips on the best ways to take care of your fingernails to allow your hands to shine:
- Treat your cuticles with care. Soften your cuticles weekly and push them back with an orange cuticle stick.
- Use lotion on your cuticles after you have used hand sanitizer. The alcohol in hand sanitizer dehydrates your cuticles and can cause hangnails.
- Keep your nails trimmed and clear of edges with a nail file. Remember not to share your nail file.
- Avoid using your fingernails as a tool, such as to open pop cans.