NAIL CARE TIPS

Wear the right shoe size.

Cramming your feet into too small or too-pointy shoes can cause the toenail to grow into the surrounding skin – causing ingrown nails which can lead to infection, swelling and pain.

Don’t go barefoot.

Try and keep your footwear on while at public places (swimming pools, gyms, locker rooms, shoe stores, etc..). Warm damp environments are a breeding ground for fungi and viruses.

Moisturize daily.

Nails that are dry tend to peel, crack, and become brittle. Cuticles that are dry will not only look ragged but can also become painful and infected hangnails. It doesn’t take a lot of time to put on some moisturizer!! We recommend a thicker (even greasy) moisturizer for the cold winter season.

Practice good maintenance.

Never push back dry cuticles or cut cuticles that are dry, it will weaken the surface of your nail bed as well as be quite painful.

Do not share your emery boards (nail files) with anyone! They attract the most bacteria.

If you are applying polish at home, be sure to use a basecoat. A basecoat will allow for the lacquer to adhere better to your nail.

When filing your own nails, use a fine-grit emery board and file in one direction. Filing your nails with an abrasive board will cause the nail’s delicate layers to peel away from each other.

To keep your colour shiny and new, every other day apply a layer of quick dry top-coat. This will also help to form a protective shield.

Your feet are the foundation of your body - if your feet feel good, your body feels good.

Moisturize daily.

Nails that are dry tend to peel, crack, and become brittle. Cuticles that are dry will not only look ragged but can also become painful and infected hangnails. It doesn’t take a lot of time to put on some moisturizer!! We recommend a thicker (even greasy) moisturizer for the cold winter season.