Nails seem to be bit unimportant but are a very important part of the body and are very useful as well in our daily life. May the task be as small as scratching the body or picking up small things, nails are of great utility.
However, if proper care is not taken, it might lead to painful ingrown nails and annoying fungal infections. Having strong, healthy and good nails project your healthy living whereas bitten, out of shape and dull nails show nutritional deficiency.
Apply petroleum jelly to your nails each night and put on gloves or socks. If you don’t have petroleum jelly, use olive oil instead.
After you wash your hands, dry them thoroughly, spending two minutes or longer on the task. Do the same for your toes after you shower or swim. This will decrease your risk of getting a fungal infection.
Always file your nails in one direction instead of back and forth. This can help prevent breakage. Don’t file nails when they’re wet — and at their weakest.
Drink milk or take calcium tablets daily to help the body in making the nails stronger. Even a multivitamin with a significant dose of calcium is beneficial in the effort to make fingernails stronger.
Cotton socks. Usually in the summers, our feet and toes tend to go extremely sweaty and dampness is observed in them and thus in order to reduce the chances of fungal infection and reduce the dampness, wear cotton clothes as they are good absorbers.