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Should you cut or file your nails?

To have perfect hands, we could use the manicure supplies to take care of our nails. But is it better to file them or cut them? Follow our pro tips.

Don’t attack the nail

Fingernails are thin and grow quickly: one millimeter every 10 days on average. They must therefore be shortened often. Which technique to choose? It all depends on the nature of your nails. If they are soft, you can cut them with scissors. They won’t be assaulted by the cut because they are more flexible and won’t break.

On the other hand, if they are thick, hard and too dry, don’t recommend nail clippers and scissors. This could crush the nail and twist it. The scales that make it up would then be “raised” and this would cause the nail to “split”. And it would become “more brittle and fragile”.

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File, the gentle solution

If you want to keep a short length, the “best solution” is the file, so as not to attack them. For a perfect filing, you have to follow a golden rule: “file gently in the same direction, so as to smooth the scales of the nail”. Going back and forth in both directions could traumatize the nail.

After a filing or a nail cut, it’s advisable to take care with an oil or a cream to nourish the nail and the cuticles. If you put varnish, wait until you have no more greasy substances on the nail before applying it.

Hoping to have been helpful! If you don’t have any manicure supplies, check out our Maryton website, where there are all kinds of nail beauty products.

Read also: How To Harden Your Nails?

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