- Wash your hands with mild soap and cold/ lukewarm water. It prevents bacteria from building up in the hands and prevents dirt under the nails.
Good nail hygiene : use a manicure scissors or clipper,trim ur nails straight across then round the tips in a gentle curve.
Use moisturizer: use hand lotion and moisturizer into your nails and cuticles to keep it succulent.
Apply a protective layer: a nail hardener might help strengthen the nails.
Be gentle on your nails: nails are delicate, scrubbing them roughly can expose it to infection.
Take care of your nail tools : sterilize your manicure and pedicure sets because a long time usage without sterilization can prone bacteria infection. Wash metal tools with soap and water, and wipe with a dry soft cloth . When tools are rusty , please replace with a new one.
Protect your cuticles: cuticle seals the area at the base of the nail when the cuticle is removed, the seal of protection is broken and enhance bacteria infection.
Use base coat on your nails: it protects the nails from being stained by the polish and also helps the color look more saturated and opaque with just one coat.