When using a toenail clipper
, be sure to cut straight across the nail and avoid pulling (which can cause painful ingrown nails to form).
The nail nipper
is effective in cutting very thick nails (should the nail clipper not be strong enough), it’s also used to eliminate any stray nail pieces (once again, avoid tugging and pulling).
Note: Podiatrists do not recommend trimming the cuticles but rather simply pushing them back with a cuticle pusher
. "The thin sliver of skin along the bottom of your nail bed (aka your cuticle) serves an important purpose, which is to protect you from infection," - New York City nail pro Simcha Whitehill.
Applying Antifungal CARESS Cuticle Oil
is a must as a last step to foot prep. The oil will help ward off infection, add moisture and flexibility to the cuticle bed and help soften the nail before applying paint. (be sure to clean the nail bed of any excess oil before applying polish)
After your feet are cleaned and prepped, you are ready to pick your favorite Dr.’s REMEDY nail shade!
Note: Always apply a clear base coat directly to the nail prior to nail color.
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