There’s nothing worse than dirty nails. They make you look unprofessional, and if you have long nails, it can also be painful. Plus, dirty nails don’t go well with fall fashion—which is all about lace and sparkle and lace. So here’s how to keep your nails clean during the fall:
It’s time to get your nails squeaky clean. When it comes to fall nail care, the most important thing you can do is make sure that your nails are clean. This will help keep them strong and healthy, as well as prevent any infections or diseases from developing in the future. It also makes sense that you want beautiful looking nails, right? Well then, let’s get started!
- Keep a nail file handy at all times (you can even keep one in your purse). If you need to file down a rough edge or repair an imperfection on one of your nails, always keep a file nearby so that you don’t have any nasty edges poking into anyone’s skin when they’re trying to hold hands with you at parties.
- Use hand sanitizer often throughout the day (if possible). During cold weather months when we’re constantly around each other and touching things like door handles and elevator buttons—all of which are covered with germs—it’s especially important for us girls who eat lunch at our desks every day not only because there isn’t much room but also because we don’t want anything getting into our system which could cause us problems later on down the line!
How to keep nails clean
- Wash your hands before and after applying polish.
- Use a nail brush to scrub the dirt from underneath each nail.
- Use a small amount of nail polish remover on a cotton ball or pad to clean up the edges of your nails and cuticles. This will prevent smudging when you apply the first coat of polish, so you’ll have nice lines around each finger!
How to keep nails clean during the fall
- Wash hands before eating.
- Wash hands after touching soil or dirt.
- Wash hands after gardening.
- Wash hands after working with animals.
- Wash hands after handling raw meat.
- Wash hands after touching pets, even if you are positive that they have never been in contact with another animal’s body fluids (which is rare but not impossible). You never know when a cat might scratch at an infected cut on your hand or lick its paws and then touch your face before it realizes what it has done! This can increase the risk of contracting salmonella by up to 500 percent! While some people may think this scenario unlikely, I assure you that it happens more often than people realize—and if nothing else, do yourself a favor and wash your hands anyway!
Things that can make nails dirty
- Dirt, dust, and lint.
- Hair (including yours).
- Dandruff flakes (gross!).
- Dead skin cells that may have been there since last time you took a shower (we’re talking about your fingers here).
How to get clean nails
- Wash your hands before you begin painting.
- Use a nail brush to remove any dirt or debris from the nail bed, which will prevent streaking and ensure a clean canvas for application of polish.
- Apply a thin layer of remover by swiping it on with an applicator or cotton ball (letting it dry completely between layers), then wipe off with a cotton ball saturated in remover again when done with each coat you apply and before applying another one if you want to speed up the process and avoid running into streaks caused by residual oils left behind after removing previous coats’ worth of polish!
- Use acetone-based removers first because they’re most effective at taking off dried polishes (though alcohol-based ones are better for cleaning up smudges/mistakes). If you’d prefer not to use such harsh chemicals on your nails and cuticles though, look for glycerin-based products instead—they’re gentler on both skin tissue as well as nails themselves but equally effective at removing old colors
Keep your nails clean.
There are four steps to keep your nails clean:
- Put on hand sanitizer.
- Use a nail brush.
- Wash your hands.
- Use a nail file and buffer, or the like, to smooth out any rough spots on your nails (you should do this before applying polish).
We hope that we’ve given you some great ideas for fall nails! Whether you want to go with one of our suggestions or create your own look, it’s important to remember that there are no rules in nail art. If you like something and think it will look good on your nails—go for it! And don’t forget: always be kind to yourself