NAil must be quite short. The longer they are, the easier they are damaged – especially nails, if you work with your hands. If they are OK, you can use a regular shear; for all thicker – usually on nails on your feet, and sometimes also on your nails – you will need a hard version. Use a nail shaping dagger or if it hurts when your nails are taken. You do not need to use it in one direction, but gently imitate it to avoid injuries.
The curve should be on the nails, and the nails on the legs should be straightened to prevent the rise. You can lower the feet at the foot slightly, especially if you tend to grow your nails on your feet to take them away from the skin. If you have problems with the rising nail on your leg, you should visit your doctor.
After your bath or shower, your nails will be softer. If you have thicker nails, then you will be able to cut them more easily. With brittle nails, cutting, when soft, can make things worse.
It is not harmful if you give the cuticle a gentle snippet, but do not overdo it – protect the bed of your nails from infection to hold the waste.
Hand and legs, including nails and epidermis, moisten every day. The thicker the cream is. If you use polishing, periodically put your nails so that they can reach the air and humidifier and prevent discolouration.
Dr. Sweta Rai is a representative of the British Association of Dermatologists