Thursday, January 24, 2008

Nail Care For Men

Boys do look at girls' nail. It is a big turn off if they saw the girl's toes with not so decent toe nails. But wait, girls look at boys' nails too! It is as much as important for girls to see that boys pay attention to their nails too. Bottom line is: nail care is part of good grooming!However, most boys will just have their nails trimmed and that's it! Their on the go! Because for them they only use their nails for three all-purpose activities: scratching, typing, and picking...uhm¡¦just picking!Anyhow, boys don't need fancy nails for such simple finger fare. In fact, shredded cuticles seem to improve the overall male scratching experience. So why fix what ain't broke? Because you have to keep them healthy and good-looking.It's just so easy. You don't have to spend that much in nail care salons and pamper with expensive hand spa. All you need is roughly $2. And it's good for how long? 3 or 4 months?! You spend less with equal results. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

It is essential and stops nail from breaking or splitting and makes them look better, so file them all to the same length. Start your manicure by trimming your nail with the scissors or clippers. As a general grooming rule, nail shouldn't be more than one-eighth of an inch or 3.175 millimeters in length. Trim only the tips of your nail and not the sides, or you risk hangnail hell. When you're done, your nail should be flat-topped.

Use the emery board to round the corners of your nail and file them down to a comfortable length. Then switch to the three-way nail buffer.

Use nail file to smooth away nail ridges and irregularities. A three-way nail file is a sturdy, rectangular block of foam that has been coated with one polishing surface and two grades of abrasive: typically, fine grit and very fine grit. Each surface is marked and color-coded for easy identification. Nail file also come in four-way (three abrasive surfaces) and six-way (five abrasive surfaces) models.

Use the fine grit surface to buff across the nail from side to side with gentle, even strokes. Leave the deepest of the ridges or you'll buff away the entire nail.

Next, gently buff with the fine grit surface for a soft, matte luster. Again, buff from side to side and don't use too much muscle. A few gentle but rapid strokes with the polishing surface, at the end, will create an attractive glossy finish.
Do once a week this will increase the circulation and oxygen in the nails. Do for about two minutes each session and be careful to apply firm pressure but don't be to hard, which can damage the nail.

Cuticle is the outermost layer of skin that protrudes a short way above the nail surface. It is attached to the nail. When the nail grows, the cuticle often becomes distended, at which point it dries and shreds.
Damaged cuticles should never be removed. Cuticles are barriers that keep the nail fungus from entering the body between the nail and skin. They should also not be allowed to overgrow, since this retards nail growth.Instead, cuticles should be "pushed back." To do this, apply a few drops of cuticle oil along the crescent-shaped edge at the bottom of each nail, where the cuticle and nail connect. Let the oil sit for a minute or two to soften the cuticle. Then use a cotton ball to firmly push the cuticle back, in the direction of your uppermost finger joint. Snip away any errant pieces of dead skin with your nail clipper, and you're done.
You can push back your cuticles every day, between weekly trimming and buffing. That should keep your home manicure in excellent repair from day to day ? and your social agenda on track during those in-between hours.

Through our nails, we would know what vitamin deficiency we have. If you have any of the following then you need to change your diet. You have to nourish nails from within.
  • Lack of vitamin A and calcium indicates dryness and brittleness.
  • Lack of protein, folic acid and vitamin C causes hang nails.
  • White bands across the nails mean a protein deficiency.
  • A lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid can cause splitting nails.
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to dryness, very rounded and curved ends or darkeningof nails.
  • Zinc deficiency can cause white spots on the nails.
  • Red skin around cuticles indicates poor metabolism of essential fatty acids.

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