Nails are often overlooked in terms of health. Because they are at the tips of our hands and feet, people consider them as the least prone to diseases. But truth be told, toenails and fingernails alike can be infected by sickness and disorders because they are always exposed to various surfaces.
That’s why it’s important that we also take care of our nails as much as we can. So here are simple ways on how we can protect our nails rain or shine.
1. Apply a coat of fungus infection solution.
It may sound extravagant and unnecessary but our nails can be protected beforehand. There are many nail fungus infection serums available so there should be no reason for you not to try it out. Some of these can be applied easily on the top coat of the nails like you would with a nail polish. Even if you don’t do so much on your nails, you can feel relieved so long as you apply a good layer of nail fungus serum on your nails for protection purposes.
2. Always wear the right size of footwear.
Wearing the right size of footwear isn’t only comfortable. It’s also the best way to ensure that our nails grow healthily. Shoes that are too tight may actually cause deformation on the direction of the nails’ growth. Loose shoes, on the other hand, may expose your nails to footwear accidents. The right shoe size will definitely do you more harm than good.
3. Trim nails carefully.
If you’re someone who does all the nail trimming at home, it’s always prerogative to trim at the correct length. Cutting nails too short can pose risks for more infection to befall the nails. Also, when we’re not careful, short trims can open the skin to many bacteria and fungi. Therefore, it’s best to trim at the appropriate length: not too short, not too long.
4. Don’t overshare.
Like secrets, don’t overshare your personal belongings especially those that are meant to have direct contact with your nails. Bacterial and fungal transference can happen by means of nail tools. For safety purposes, one may opt for disposable nail tools. Otherwise, thoroughly disinfect a nail tool right before and after using to avoid cross contamination.