Learn to dry your hands. Water deteriorates the cuticle and increases the appearance of infections. Dry your hands and nails well, preferably with paper towels. This will prevent dryness.
Cut the straight nails. To prevent the nails from becoming incarnated it is better to take small nail clippers and cut them straight. Make sure you do not pass the fleshy part because it is easier to dry out.
Avoid smoking. The tobacco causes the nails to take on a yellowish color and at the same time delays the normal growth of the cuticle.
Use appropriate products. Do not use nail polish removers or acetone hardeners or too much formaldehyde because they weaken the layers of keratin (natural protection of the nails) and leave them exposed to bacteria and fungi. You can also visit a trusted nail studio to polish your nails and they know what nail product is best for them.
Hydrate your nails. When you apply moisturizing cream on your hands, make sure to also spread the nails by doing circular massages on each one.
Keep them clean. Do not settle for the manicure at the hairdresser. It is essential that you eliminate daily the dirt that accumulates under the nails.
Consume vitamins A and B. These vitamins both strengthen the nails, so it increases the consumption of tomato, red paprika, carrot and brewer’s yeast.
Do not use metal files. The metal files are not a good option because they can produce stepparents. It is better to use cardboard files. Proceed from the sides towards the center continuously and with gentle movements. Do not use scissors.
Use enamel with a protective base. If you usually wear your nails with enamel, be sure to use a protective base first, then spread the enamel in very thin layers and leave a few minutes before applying the second coat. Do not do the manicure more than once a week because it weakens the cuticles.