January 21, 2007

Toe-nail care

Are your toes pretty and straight or lumpy and misshapen? The problem could be due to faulty footwear. See to it that there is ample room across the toes and firm arch support while choosing your footwear. Move about barefoot in your garden to exercise your feet and toes. Tip-toeing as you go about your household work is a marvelous exercise for toes and arches.

Toe-nail care:

  • Trim your toenails straight across. They should be no longer than the tip of your toe.
  • File the nails smooth with an emery board but don’t round off corners as this will encourage ingrown toe-nails.
  • Soak your feet for 5 minutes in warm water, then smooth rough areas with pumice stone or abrasive cream. Rinse and dry, then massage the moisturizer of body cream.
  • For brittle nails use lanolin or petroleum jelly daily
  • Before applying nail polish, put cotton wool in between the toes to keep them apart.
  • Use a base coat, two coats of an enamel and a sealer, letting nails dry between each coat.
  • Paint the nails in the same shade as the finger nails.

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7 comments:

  1. Hemant5:21 PM

    Toe nails should always be cut straight across and not cut into the corners. Do not cut the nail beyond the edge of the nail groove. Use nail pliers or nail scissors and then file with a sapphire file

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  2. Bhargavi4:13 PM

    If the toenail is not cut properly, it penetrates into the nail-fold as it grows, causing redness, swelling and pain.A. Don't cut them too short;B. Don't ever cut down the side of the nail;C. Always follow the shape of the toe;D. Once the pain has started, try to push the nail-fold away from the sharp edge of the skin

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  3. Bhavani12:09 PM

    This is best information about how a person can achieve and maintain pretty toes.

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  4. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Your toenail’s cuticles should always be maintained. Either use a cuticle clipper to cut them to the proper length, or soften them with a bit of olive oil so they can be pushed into place.

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  5. unknown9:30 AM

    Properly cleaning your feet and toenails is rather important. This is especially true because they are often on the ground, which means that they come in contact with all kinds of germs and bacteria. When washing your feet, use warm water and a mild soap. When you are finished, dry them completely with a clean towel. If you plan to shower in a public place, such as the gym, wear shower shoes to keep them protected.

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  6. File in one direction.

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  7. Prashanti9:12 AM

    If your toenails have turned yellow, now would be good time to soak them in a basin with some mild bleach.

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