1. Healthy looking nails should
be smooth, curved, void of any spotting, and should not have
any hollows or ridges.
2. Make sure your nails are
completely dry before you file them.
3. Shape your nails with a fine
emery board, do not use any type of metal file.
4. When filing, try to keep
the shape of your nails oval not pointed, thus making the nails
less susceptible to breakage.
5. The cuticle acts as a seal
between the finger and the nail. Gently exfoliating the dry,
rough, cuticle skin layers by actually sloughing off the dead
outer layers exposes new and vibrant skin.
6. This new healthy skin protects
the nails matrix which is the growth center of the nail and should
be treated with care.