Well-groomed fingernails and toenails not only look beautiful, but are also a prerequisite for a person’s personal hygiene. First, clipped fingernails and toenails do not accumulate dirt and bacteria (blackness under the nails). Secondly, they will not be carriers of various harmful bacteria and worm eggs. Each person needs not only to have clean and well-groomed nails, but it is also important to know how to cut them correctly. In addition, for nail care, you need to have special tools: a file, nail scissors, nail clippers. Why is it important to know how to cut your hand and toenails correctly? The fact is that improper nail cutting can lead to serious problems, such as an ingrown toenail, inflammation. All people have different shapes of nails, but the rules for cutting nails are the same for everyone. Our task is not only to give the nail a beautiful shape, but also to ensure the correct position for its health and growth.
Before clipping your nails, especially on your toes, soften them with warm water. Take a warm shower, bath (read here), or a foot bath with nutrients such as chamomile tea. Then it is recommended to dry your feet with a towel, after which you can start cutting. For cutting toenails, experts advise using scissors with rounded tips or special nippers. However, if you are not used to using nail clippers, it is better to use scissors. Before clipping fingernails, it is recommended to remove the old nail polish and wash your hands with soap and water, then dry them with a towel.
Nails are found only in primates and humans. On average, a nail grows from 0.1 mm per day. They have a protective function for the finger. In the modern world, nails are an attribute of beauty. Numerous diseases can significantly change the nails and nail bed. Color change, deformation (read here) are a signal for some general ailment. In addition, nails can suffer from improper care, haircuts, or exposure to chemicals. Improper haircut, trauma during manicure, uncomfortable shoes, exposure to chemicals, all this can cause the appearance of an ingrown nail, inflammation of the nail bed, edema, pus, infections.
Nail care or how to cut your nails correctly. Before clipping, the nails should be softened in warm water for about 10 minutes. This will allow you to better and gently comprehend the nail. However, your nails should be dry before cutting. Nail clippers should be sharp. On the hands, nails are usually cut in a semicircle, i.e. slightly cutting corners, and on the legs only in the forward direction. After clipping the nails, it is recommended to treat the hands with lotion.
How to cut toenails?
Soak your feet in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes. You can add a decoction of chamomile to the water, or 3 tbsp. tablespoons of soda. Then dry each finger thoroughly with a towel. Prepare nail scissors or nippers for a haircut. It is recommended to cut nails on Tuesday or Friday on the growing moon. Start trimming your nails with your left thumb, or whichever suits you best. The direction of the scissors must be straight, i.e. without cutting corners.
Also, do not cut your nails too short (the level of the fingertip and the edge of the nail should be equal). After the procedure, the nails should be treated with lotion and cotton socks should be put on.
How to cut your fingernails?
Before cutting, it is recommended to remove the varnish, wash your hands with solid soap, and then proceed with the procedure. To do this, you will need: sharp nail scissors, a nail file.
On the hands, it is recommended to cut the nails according to their shape, i.e. in most cases in a semicircle. However, you should not round off the edges too much or cut your nail too short. After you have completed this procedure with all your nails, you can use a file to make your nail look more beautiful and even.