Treating Hangnails Properly To Prevent Infections
If dry scaly feet aren’t bad enough, we often have to also deal with hangnails. Hangnails can hurt and if not treated and manicured properly can lead to the possibility of infections.
What is a hangnail?
A hangnail is a piece of skin that separates from the side of the cuticle.
What Causes Hangnails?
There are several issues that can trigger hangnails. Iif cuticles are pushed back too aggressively this can cause the cuticle to get irritated and lead to hangnails. In addition, nails that are not routinely moisturized can begin to crack and break away-leading to hangnails.
How to Remove a hangnail?
First of all, it is very important that you do not rip them off. If they are ripped off, it can leave an open wound, which invites bacteria that can lead to an infection. Hangnails need to be removed very delicately:
- Clean your nails with an antibacterial soap.
- Trim the hangnail off from the base with a cuticle nail clipper.
- Add an anti-bacterial ointment and cover it with a band-aid for about 2-3 days.
How to prevent hangnails?
It is very important to keep your cuticles moisturized. Cuticle oil is a great moisturizer that’s also very nourishing for your cuticles and helps the overall health of your nails. It is recommended to moisturize at least once a day before bed. Some other options can include regular use of lotions as well as vitamin E for hydrating your skin and cuticles. Finally, your manicurist should never cut your cuticles. Remember, the cuticle protects the root of the nail from invasions of fungus and bacteria. Also, know that your nail tech should use sterilized tools and disposable nail files.
You can try this all yourself
Leave it to Dee Dee who has 20 years of experience in the nail industry keeping nails healthy and looking their best!
Contact Dee Dee (859-653-2320) to get started today!
About Sole Purpose Foot Care
Sole Purpose Foot Care, Owned and Operated by Dee Dee Harper, provides a fun, intimate, and inviting atmosphere for your nail services. Dee Dee’s has 20 years of experience in the nail industry and takes pride in providing healthy foot care for all ages and genders. She loves transforming unhealthy feet into a solid building blocks of well being. Dee Dee helps healthy clients and clients who are suffering from health issues. She is currently the only individual in the Tristate area and the entire state of Kentucky to have a Medical Nail Technician (MNT) certification, an Advanced Nail Technician (ANT) certification, and a Podiatry Medical Assistant (PMA) certification. As a medical technician, Dee Dee can perform safe cosmetic pedicures on people who are healthy or chronically ill suffering from controlled diabetes, arthritis, psoriasis, thyroid disease, people taking or that have taken chemotherapy or radiation, and other health issues.