PEDICURE NAIL CARE ROUTINE FAQ
1. Do I need to wash my feet before using a foot file?
Yes. Unlike foot files, emery boards are not designed to be used on dry feet. If you use an emery board on dry, cracked heels you might be spreading bacteria around and introducing germs into your already sore skin. By washing your feet with soapy water you will wash off excess dead skin cells and clean the area before filing. Try to keep your nails short when filing to avoid cutting yourself or catching the file on longer nails, this could lead to a nail injury and make it difficult to file the entire nail surface.
2. How do I know if my foot file is too coarse?
If you feel pain or discomfort while filing your heel, then it’s probably too coarse for your particular skin type. There are different grades of foot files available to suit all skin types so if you are experiencing pain, try another grade of file, such as a medium or fine-grain foot file. Some people find that using a pumice stone instead of a metal foot file is more gentle on the skin, but do remember to only use pumice stones wet as they can scratch your skin
Nail care routine:
– Clean under the nails
– Push back the cuticles
– File in one direction
– Apply a base coat
Nail Care FAQ
What is the best way to care for my nails?
The best way to care for your nails is to use a high-quality nail hardener. The most effective nail hardeners are made with calcium, which helps to strengthen and thicken the nails. In addition, a nail hardener can prevent brittleness, peeling and splitting of the nails. Nail hardeners also help prevent nail damage from acetone-based nail polishes and other chemical products.
How often should I use a nail hardener?
You should use a nail hardener two to three times per week. The more frequently you apply it, the thicker and stronger your nails will become. It is important to remember that some products are only effective if they are applied on a regular basis.
How long does it take for a nail hardener to work?
You should begin to see results in as little as two weeks after applying it regularly. Within two months, your nails will be noticeably stronger and healthier than they were before you started using it.
Is a nail hardener right for me?
Nail hardeners are ideal for anyone who wants stronger, healthier nails. If you have soft or brittle nails that break easily or peel, you will
What nail care routines should I have?
What is the best way to strengthen my nails?
How often should I be trimming my nails?
Can I use nail polish if I want stronger nails?
How do I know what shape to file my nails in?
Q: What is the best way to take care of my nails?
A: Good nail care begins with proper hand washing, drying and moisturizing. This simple routine can help prevent dry, brittle nails and keep them looking their best.
Q: How do I file my nails?
A: Filing your nails is easy! Use a gentle back-and-forth motion to shape your nails, always filing in one direction. Remember to round out the edges for a natural look.
Q: Should I cut my cuticles?
A: No! In fact, you should never cut your cuticles because this could lead to infection. Properly caring for your cuticles can help prevent hangnails, which are not only painful but also unsightly. Instead, gently push back your cuticles using the orange stick that comes in our Cuticle Care Kit.
Q: What are hangnails?
A: Hangnails are small pieces of skin around the nail bed that can become dry and painful. They’re usually caused by dryness or trauma to the nail bed and can be prevented with proper hydration. If they do occur, use manicure scissors and carefully trim away the hangnail. Remember to treat it with an antibiotic o
Do you have a few questions about nail care? We understand that taking care of your nails can be confusing! Below, we’ve included answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding how to take care of your nails.
Why do my nails chip so easily?
It’s not uncommon for nails to chip. If nails are weak, they may need strengthening. If you do a lot of manual labor involving your hands, such as washing dishes or working in the garden, try wearing gloves to help prevent nails from breaking. Nail oil can also help protect nail beds from damage and keep them healthy.
How long should I let my fingernails and toenails grow?
The length of your fingernails and toenails is up to you! But if you’re wondering what length is best for keeping your nails healthy, consider letting them grow just past the tips of your fingers and toes. This length is long enough to provide protection for the skin underneath the nail bed but short enough to avoid breakage.
Why do I have white spots on my fingernails?
The appearance of white spots on fingernails is a common occurrence. In general, these spots are caused by minor trauma during everyday activities such as typing or opening soda cans.
Q: What’s the best way to get rid of yellow nails?
A: The nail is made up of keratin, which is a hard protein. This protein can absorb moisture and other substances, making it more porous than other parts of the body. So, if you leave your nails unprotected (especially when they are wet), they will pick up color and stains easily.
The good news is that these stains are not permanent.
The pigment in your nails is located near the nail surface, so a simple scrub or buffing may be enough to remove a stain from the surface of your nail – even if it has been there for years!
However, if your nails are stained yellow from acrylics or gel polish, the pigment could be embedded deeper into the nail plate, so you may need to use a stronger method to remove it.
Here are a few tips for how to get rid of yellow nails:
– Use a buffer block with fine sandpaper on one side and soft foam on the other side. If you don’t have this kind of buffer block, you can also use an emery board or nail file with fine sandpaper attached;
– Scrub gently across each nail until all signs of discoloration disappear (don