ESSENTIAL NAIL CARE TIPS

Every woman wants beautiful nails, and you’re no exception. These must-have nail care tips from Cutex will take your hands from scandalous to glamorous.
 

NATURAL NAIL CARE

Unless your nails are quite long, clipping them will make them more prone to breaking. Instead, file them down to size with an emery board.
Keep your nails clean and dry to prevent bacterial and fungal growth, especially if you wear acrylics or other types of artificial nails.
Add foods that are rich in zinc to your daily menu, such as a hard-boiled egg or a glass of milk. Zinc will work wonders on your nails, especially if they’ve got white spots, a sign that you’re not getting enough zinc in your diet.
 

POLISHED NAIL CARE

Use a topcoat to keep polish looking fresh, and reapply daily to make your manicure last longer. Polished nails are less likely to break or chip.
Don’t peel or scrape off your polish, as this can destroy the protective cells of the nail surface.
Massaging or buffing your nails will keep them strong and shiny by increasing blood supply to the nail, which will stimulate them and help them grow longer.
Unlike most nail polish removers, Cutex won’t dry out your nails. If you’re using any other brand, use it once a week or less to prevent brittle nails.
 

PROTECT YOUR NAILS

Wear gloves when you’re washing dishes, working in the garden or doing housework. This will protect your nails from dirt and harsh cleansers, as well as wear and tear. And, as an added benefit, if you put on a little hand cream before putting on the gloves, you’ll find that your hands come out softer and smoother when you’re finished.
To prevent yellowing of your nails, always use a base coat before polishing.
Wash your hands as often as necessary, but don’t overdo it. Excessive hand washing can cause nails to become dry and brittle. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and apply a moisturizing hand cream after each wash.