Beauty: Nail Care

Every spring, most people start, women significantly more so than men, are again. Nail care is optimized again because the warmer months are coming. It is for many a ritual, so while we also argue that nail care is not seasonal. Well-groomed nails of hands and feet are always important. How we work and what to look for before you begin to care?

Hands and feet during the cold months

Because we do not have to show to the outside world feet in winter, we take care of them but less. At least, this is a significant group of people. Most pedicure practices get it from the spring force, which starts in March and April, only busier. In winter the shower or foot bath and clipping the nails for many people more than adequate. From the spring we go into the open shoes so the outside world can see your feet again. Time for the pedicure nail to make neat and varnishes, remove calluses and make your feet again to show to the world.

Hands are not much better because we are stabbing in mitts or gloves, they need the cold, but lack or they frequently stay in the water (with or without a chemical cleaning stuff). Canyons can Has arise, and nails dry out or splitting. The nails are often after the December holidays to spring again until a proper treatment. The hands may ‘happy’ with now and then a dab hand cream to keep the hard, dry feel. Time to address all fours and get the nails back in top form.

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The base material of your nails what you inherits. For the most part genetically determined and of course, it helps if you have a healthy diet. Nails are composed of one kind of layers of transparent fibrous protein. We call it keratin. Because the cells of the nails renew itself continuously, it is logical that they need constant care and not only when it suits the “owner” at that time. Nails can tell in several areas all about the owner.


Nails can accommodate various problems, not all equally serious, but certainly disfiguring and sometimes very difficult. It is also possible that they have a disease where you have not bother, expose. The first look of the nails shows and act a ‘disease.’ Subsequently only apply the ‘normal’ care.

Fungal Nail
The nail fungus, also known as a fungal nail, you will just not healthy. That is a long process because the fungus sits under the nail and the nail is a thick largely impermeable layer. The GP can give you something to fix the nail fungus, but often work the treatment of a medical pedicure just as good. Do not assume that you are ready for one treatment. The number of treatments depends on the fact whether it is a start-lime nail or nail, which is at an advanced stage. Incidentally, we nail fungus often seen on the feet, but you can also get it with the fingernails. In warm humidity, they do well, so for example in swimming pools. Make sure you wear flip-flops, it helps absolutely.

White spots
White spots on the nails are small injuries to the nail bed and therefore not a calcium deficiency, it is often said. You do not have to do anything here. It grows by itself from your nail. More than a bit unsightly, it is not.

Ingrown nails
Nails can grow into the adjacent skin and often does this happen in the big toe. It is caused by any overdue maintenance but can have the effect of creating a substantial inflammation. The nail must grow if it were straightened and with what resources, for example, wimps small application on the edge of the nail on for a long time, push back the nail back in the right direction.

Brown spots
As the lines are kind, it may be to splinter-like spots. If it then also blood clots occurs under the nail, it may have to do with anything else have (especially if they are staying longer) than the nail itself. Problems with heart, kidney or lungs may underlie. Have it checked by your doctor?

White Nails
White nails with dark edges (top) usually say nothing about the nails themselves, but more about the status of your liver. Have it checked by your doctor?

Blue nail
If you get a good whack on the nail or you sit in a door with your fingernail, it can be quite blue. A bruise under the nail. It may be pressing and soreness. The doctor may choose to drill a hole in the nail so that the blood can look like and the pressure and thus reduces pain. The nail and nail bed are probably no longer together, and a new nail forms and the old ‘grows.’ Beginning in fact all by itself.

Is not the discoloration of blood but only a blue tinge overlying the nail, then your body can have an oxygen deficiency. Have it checked by your doctor?

How to care for your nails?

It goes without saying that you must have first established that the nails do not show ‘illness’ as brown spots, fungal nails or ingrown nails. This should always get a professional care and then the normal nail care. For example, the best nail fungus get gel nail, but first treatment should be used against the fungus.

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Nail file * you one way, so get your hooks on the nails straight away and do not forget that filing only works well if your nails are dry. Fingernails preferably not cut it. Clipping can split the layers of the nails. Toenails can optionally be easily cut, which are still kept short. Do this or after bathing. You can more easily cut the softer nail. Go there as soon as your feet are dry, yet to work with a file to back away any strokes.

Make sure that the nails are straight at the feet and by the hands in the desired shape. Pay attention well to the shape of your hands. Your hand’s nails can optionally make it look larger or smaller.

* There are various types of files on the market, but make sure you take stuff that you can properly clean. The glass file is perhaps best suited for that. What you take, make it at least regularly.

Cuticle Oil * regularly rub the cuticles is no luxury, because you keep on this way, the cuticles soft and supple. So you can easily push up the cuticles (with a cuticle pusher), and there will be no tears in disfiguring and sometimes very painful. It can even lead to inflammation. There are also hand care creams that carry the cuticles in it. Use hand cream also good to also rub the cuticles and to keep it supple.

* Cuticle Oil you can make yourself into a desired flavor. Buy a small bottle of neutral oil (almond oil, for example), because there is hardly any smell at. Buy an empty bottle with a pipette and fill the bottle for the most part with this oil. Buy an essential oil in health food store and add about 10 drops to the bottle with pipette into the fragrance you like. Shake well and let rest. So you have a bottle handy to carry and for example, to distinguish between the cuticle smooth. Then smear it on your hands and they smell wonderful.

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polish can decorate the nails and protect them. Definitely gelnagellak temporarily puts a kind of layer over the nail and protects it. Additionally you soak perfectly painted nails have that jump off any pieces or otherwise flaking. Can remove special ‘soak off’ nail polish remover or an electric file with the manicure. Just make sure they go to the basecoat, otherwise your nail thinner.

Always bring both ordinary and gelnagellak to a fat-free nail, starting with the base coat. This puts a good undercoat and leave color does not get through (so you avoid a colored base nail). Then one or two coats of the color and finish with a topcoat. Ordinary nail polish to dry thoroughly before you begin a new layer and gelnagellak take sufficient time to UV light or LED light before you start the next layer.


The hands and feet, and therefore also take care of the nails, good is not really a luxury. It is necessary to keep them supple tasty and healthy. Your hands and feet should be enough to endure so add some luxury to the necessary care actually is justified.