How to Care for Cuticles
Cuticle care is an important part of nail care. That thin layer of skin that grows along the bottom of your nail bed covers a portion of your nails, making them look shorter. Cuticle maintenance tools can help you solve this problem and help you get a manicure that looks truly professional.
One way to deal with overgrown cuticles is to soak them in water and then use a cuticle pusher or orange stick to gently push them back away from your nails. If your cuticles are too thick to push or you want a longer-lasting cuticle maintenance solution, you can trim the skin with a cuticle nipper or cuticle scissors. Should you decide to remove your cuticles be sure to use a gentle touch in order to avoid injuring the skin.
Shape and Shorten During Mani-Pedicures
It'd be nice if your fingernails and toenails grew in the perfect shape and never got too long. You can't expect that ideal growth to happen on its own, but you can use nail implements to make your fingers and toes look flawless.
Use nail clippers to shorten the length of your fingernails and toenails and then perfect the shape and smooth the edges with an emery board or a metal nail file. Clippers and files come in a wide variety of styles with options available specifically for the fingers and for the toes.
Pamper Feet During Your Pedis
When you treat yourself to a professional pedicure, the nail technician works on more than just your toenails. Your entire feet are treated to pampering to remove dead skin and soften calluses. At home, you can use pedicure tools to give your feet the same special treatment.
Manual files, shavers and pumice stones are a low-tech solution for removing dead skin from your feet. You can also purchase battery-operated pedicure tools to remove thick, rough tissue at faster speeds. back to top »
| resource library for nails »