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Manicure Tips for Men

Here’s a few basic manicure tips for men,  but you may be asking “Why bother?” 

Well, first impressions count or so they say, so clean, well manicured nails can say a lot about you as a person.

The condition of your nails can say a lot about you. 

Nails consist of keratin which grows at the rate of around 3mm a month. (A man’s fingernails generally grow faster than a woman’s) Dirty or neglected nails can give the wrong impression so a simple weekly manicure routine can make a positive difference. 
Shape your nails with a nail file from the edges to the centre being careful not to apply to much pressure, sweeping the file in one direction. This will help to avoid damaging the nail. Shaping the cuticles may be made easier if you soak your nails briefly in warm soapy water beforehand. This avoids scraping the sensitive nail bed. 
Finally don’t neglect your diet. A well balanced and nutritious diet can help strengthen your nails. 

So to summarise: 

  1. Make it a weekly routine it shouldn’t take more than 5-10mins.
  2. When shaping your nails file from the edges towards the centre.
  3. Shaping  your cuticles is easier if you pre-soak your nails briefly in warm, soapy water.
  4. Maintain a good balanced nutritious diet.