How to keep your nails looking perfect

How to keep your nails looking perfect

Ever looked down at your nails and wondered how in the world are you able to still do things with such long nails. Well ask no more this is a guide on how to keep your nails looking perfect at all times. 

Nails are made out of Keratin the same material that makes up your hair and the outer layer of your skin. Keratin is an essential part of our bodies; it protects the cells from damage and stress. 

Nails are formed by the new nail cells forcing out the old nail cells as cells at the root of the nail expand. Thanks to keratin, which is a protein produced by these cells, these old cells flatten and harden. The freshly shaped nail then slips under your nails along the nail bed, the flat surface. On top of the tiny blood vessels that fuel it and give your nails their pink color. In fact, your fingernails grow slowly, growing about one tenth of an inch (2.5 millimeters) every month. It may take around 3 to 6 months to fully replace a nail at that rate.

There is also your cuticle where your nail crosses your skin. Cuticles help to secure the new nail as it emerges from the root of the nail. That pale half circle just above the cuticle is the lunula  which comes from the Latin word for “moon.” The easiest thing to see is your lunula on your thumbnails.

Proper Nail Care

People have their fingernails and toenails trimmed and polished in a salon by a professional regularly. For girls and women (and even some guys!), manicures and pedicures are traditional facilities. If you get one, you may want to make sure that the salon follows specific instructions for cleaning its instruments and stations where hands and feet are washed, shaved, buffed, and cleaned.

When visiting a salon there are many ways that you can get an infection in your skin and nails. In order to prevent this we recommend visiting the salon right when they open. This is the time that it’s the cleanest and most sanitary since at night they had to clean and disinfect everything for the morning shift. You can also take your own clippers and polish to minimize infections. 

You can also do a spa day in the comfort of your home. There are many helpful tutorials online that you can follow step-by-step. There are special tools and products that you can use, like nail polish remover, or sharp tools so you want to be careful when using those products. 

Nail Art

Nail art and nail designs are a great way to keep your nails looking perfect. When you  go to a salon they are able to polish and create the perfect nails for you. The most common nails that are used by women to keep their nails looking perfect at all times are acrylic nails.

Acrylic nails are put on your fingernails to add length, they are very durable and last about 3-4 weeks depending on how well you take care of them. Acrylics are a mixture of a liquid monomer and a powder polymer that forms a paste that attaches to the natural nail. The desired shape is then given, where it hardens in place to add to the nail strength, length, and thickness.

Overall, even if you want to keep your nails just trimmed with not color that is perfectly fine as well. What you want to avoid is having nails that look like the nails of a rooster and you want them to look like they are mostly human.

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