Our nails reflect our general health, This is why proper nail care is so important. Below you will find tips to keep your nails healthy:

  • Keep your nails clean and dry.
  • Cut the nails straight. Use nail clippers or a nail clipper. Round the nails slightly at the edges for maximum strength.
  • Do not bite your nails or remove the nail (cuticles). Doing so can damage the nail.
  • Do not use your fingernails as a tool, for example, to open tin cans (soft drinks).
  • Trim your nails regularly. Holding them close, you will minimize the risk of injury and damage.
  • When the nails are thick it is difficult to cut. soak your feet in warm salt water. Mix one teaspoon of salt per liter of water and soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Avoid manipulating and interfering with onyx penetration (when the nails tend to go into the skin on the sides of the nail), especially if there is infection and wound. It is advisable to visit a dermatologist for treatment.
  • Wear shoes that fit the foot properly. Also change the shoes you wear every day.
  • Always wear flip flops in the pool and in public showers. This reduces the risk of fungal infections that initially develop on the sole but can later affect the nails.
  • If your nails show a significant change as they become very thick (hyperkeratosis), colour change, Swelling or pain in the tip of the finger visit your dermatologist, because these can be signs of a serious dermatological problem. Especially if you have diabetes or poor circulation in the extremities, It is especially important to seek immediate treatment for any nail problems.