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A Man's Guide to Caring for Hands & Nails July 29, 2020

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A Man's Guide to Caring for Hands & Nails, Manhattan, New York

Taking care of your nails creates a positive impression no matter the gender. Learning the basics of nail care will make you appear more polished and groomed. To help you prevent painful nuisances, like hangnails, between manicure appointments, protect your hands using the information in this guide.

How to Properly Trim Your Nails

To get healthy nails, clip them at least every two weeks. Keeping your nails short will also prevent pesky ingrown nails.

Using sharp clippers, trim off the tip of each nail straight across, then round out the edges with a filer. Make sure you don’t leave any jagged edges, which could cause discomfort. Also, don’t trim too close to the pink part to avoid bleeding.

How to Moisturize Your Hands 

Moisturizing your knuckles and nails every day will not only help soothe dry skin, but also prevent hangnails. Any body moisturizer will do the trick, but stick to unscented kinds if you tend to have skin irritation.

manicureRub the product gently along your joints and wrists, then massage it into your cuticles. This little trick helps prevent the nail beds from drying out. If you don’t have problems with irritation or clogged pores, almond oil and avocado oil can leave your skin incredibly smooth.

Habits to Avoid

To keep your nails healthy, don’t bite them. Doing this can expose them to bacteria that cause infections. Picking at your cuticles is also a way for bacteria to sneak in.

Another common habit that isn't healthy is pulling off your hangnails. Doing so brings a strip of skin with the nail, creating a bigger and more painful wound. If you have a hangnail, use a clipper to carefully cut it away.


Getting monthly manicures will help you maintain healthy nails. For professional service, visit New Paradise Men’s Spa in New York City. Tailored to the needs of men, their services will leave you feeling relaxed and de-stressed. Their manicures include forearm and hand exfoliation, as well as cuticle removal and hand massage. Learn more about manicures on their website, or call (646) 559-1621 to discuss your needs.