You can keep your nails clean and healthy not just by washing with soap and water. You’ll also need to use some products and nail care tools to maintain them. These tools will help you maintain beautiful nails for a long time – whether you’re a nail care professional or a regular person who knows how to take care of their own nails.
If you have been going to the salon to have your nails done, then you’ve seen these nail care tools first-hand. Professional salon staff often have a dozen or so nail care tools and items in their manicure and pedicure kits so they can properly serve their clients. Go ahead and invest on them if you want to have your own tools at home.
Having your own nail care tools at home is beneficial especially when you need to remove peeling nail polish, remove an aching ingrown and in cleaning up your nails. Many women have invested in nail care tools since going to the salon regularly can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars cumulatively.
Here are the basic tools that you’ll need in taking care of your nails
Cuticle clipper/cutter – This is used to clip/cut dead skin from the cuticles.
Emery board/nail file and foot file – You’ll often find these in various sizes and grits. Just remember that the higher the grit, the finer the file and vice versa. It is best not to use a less than 240-grit file for natural nails and/or for shaping nail edges since this can damage the nails. To avoid nail damage, try not to use metal files when you’re cleaning them. In order to get that specific shine and finish on your nails, you should use 3-way buffer files.
Finger and foot bowls – These bowls are used for soaking nails prior and during the nail cleaning process.
Finger stand – You’ll need this resting stand when you’re manicuring.
Nail brushes – Invest on various brushes since they can be very helpful in cleaning up your nails. There are small horned, handled, round and bigger brushes that you can use when cleaning nails with warm water and soap.
Nail clipper/cutter – This is used for trimming nails.
Orange stick or cuticle pusher – This is used for gently cleaning the nail enamel and in pushing the cuticle. It is advisable that you get stainless steel cuticle pusher so you can disinfect them every after use.
Towels – Use separate towels particularly for nail care. You’ll need them for soaking excess water and cleaning dirt during nail cleaning. Also helps in cleaning your work area.
Consumables – You may add other nail care items in your kit such as cotton balls, nail polish, cuticle remover solution, nail polish thinner, nail polish remover and other nail care products.
Investing in nail care tools is a good idea. After all, you’ll need them for personal usage and also if you need to save money or if you plan to build a career in nail care service.