Whether you take pride in giving yourself a weekly manicure or struggle with biting your nails, most of us want to achieve healthy and beautiful nails. But perfectly manicured nails go far beyond aesthetics — it’s good for your health too. Good nail care can help prevent ingrown nails, fungus infection of the nail, and infections of the skin.
Signs of healthy nails include pinkish-white-colored nail plates, healthy cuticles, a lunula at the nail base (half-moon-shaped white section), and nails and white tips that are even lengths, says Good Housekeeping. To help you achieve healthy fingernails, we’ve rounded up some of the top tips. Let’s get into it!
Trim Your Nails Regularly
To keep your nails healthy it’s important that you trim them regularly. Regular trims make your nails less prone to breaking and snags.
Good Housekeeping says you should try to trim your nails every 2-weeks or so, however, you can adjust the frequency once you see how quickly (or slowly) your nails grow. The source also says you should keep your nails short (at least for a little while) to allow your nails to grow stronger.