Healthy toenails don’t just happen. They require a lot of deliberate work and extra attention. Although the feet are often concealed in your footwear, that doesn’t mean you should ignore them during your routine manicure sessions. Prolonged negligence of the feet (and toenails) can make them become a playground for fungi, bacteria, and the likes. We are certain you do not want that. With summer here, the sandals will come out to play so slaying your summer ensemble in healthy toenails should be the goal. However, if up until now you haven’t been giving your toenails the right attention, we have compiled some tips to get you started to healthy feet one toenail at a time. Here are some tips on how to have healthy toenails.
Trim your toenails often
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It’s great to wash and moisturize your feet daily, but it’s also important to trim your toenails at least once a month. This will render the fungus that may have hidden beneath the nails homeless and also prevent ingrown toenails.
For healthy toenails, wear the right shoes
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Ill-fitting shoes are another culprit behind unhealthy toenails as they are known to cause black toenails, ingrown nails and some other feet problems. Avoid these issues by always wearing perfect fitting shoes. Cinderella would agree.
Some feet TLC
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Foot soaks, massage, and occasional (but careful) pedicure would bring magic to your toenails. Your feet deserve all that love and more. Ensure your nail technician doesn’t remove the cuticles and the surrounding skin to prevent infections.
Keep your nails dry
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There are two things that do not go together – water and toenails. While it’s obvious you should wash your feet every day, it is also necessary to always keep them dry. Air dry your shoes regularly for strong, clean, and healthy toenails.
Take nail supplements and eat right
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There are many factors that could affect our nail health from age to diet. Nail supplements are helpful in rejuvenating the nails and keeping them healthy. A balanced diet and healthy lifestyle are also determining factors for healthy toenails. Healthy toenails are a reality for anyone willing to pay extra attention to them. With the right pamper, these ‘underdogs’ can prove a worthy ally for your lifestyle and health in general. But really, why shouldn’t we pamper our feet with all the use we get out of them?
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