How to Properly Maintain Your Nail Tools
Posted on 24 Aug 2023
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Nails are definitely a part of our daily routine. We shape them, buff them, and polish them to perfection. But we often forget about the tools we use for this ritual. Keeping your nail tools clean is essential, not just for hygiene reasons, but also for maintaining the longevity of your tools - so they always stay in top nail salon condition. Keep reading for tips and tricks on how to keep your nail tools in perfect condition, so your nail maintenance ahead of your next manicure pedicure will be effective and clean!

Tip #1: Clean Your Tools After Every Use

An easy thing to overlook, cleaning your nail tools after every use is crucial. If you do not clean your tools, products like old nail polish, oils, and dust can accumulate on them, leading to bacteria growth. This can transfer to your nails, causing infections. Use lukewarm water and soap to clean your tools, then dry them thoroughly with a soft towel. If you are in a rush, a disinfectant spray or alcohol wipes are handy ways to clean your tools.

Tip #2: Store Your Tools Properly

After cleaning your tools, make sure to store them correctly. Place them in a container or a case that is clean and dry to avoid contamination. Do not leave them lying around, as they can gather dust and germs. Invest in a nail care kit that includes a storage case with compartments for your tools. This will also make it easier for you to find your tools when you need them.

Read more: How to keep your nails in tip-top condition at home

Tip #3: Use the Right Tools for the Job

Invest in high-quality nail tools that will last longer and perform better. Cheap and low-quality tools may look appealing and seem pocket-friendly, but they will not be as long-lasting or effective. If you do not invest in good-quality tools, you will need to replace them more frequently, which will cost more in the long run. 

Use the appropriate tool for each task to efficiently and safely care for your nails and tools. For instance, cuticle cutters have slim, pointed tips for easily trimming of cuticles while nail clippers have burlier blades made to cut the thicker nail plate layer.

Here at The First Refresh, our Refresh Bundle comes with everything you need to keep your nails in tip-top condition in between your at home mani-pedi Nail Oasis.

Tip #4: Replace Your Tools When Necessary

Even with proper maintenance, nail tools do not last forever. When you notice your tools are rusted, damaged, or blunt, it is time to replace them. Replace tools every 6-12 months to ensure they remain sharp and effective. Worn out tools with dull blades can crush or cause tears in your nails and cuticles. 

Read more: What is a nail spa and what are the benefits?

Tip #5: Get Professional Nail Care Services

If you are pregnant, have a newborn, or have sensitive skin, it is best to get professional nail care services. Professional nail technicians clean, disinfect, and sterilize their tools regularly, ensuring you get clean and safe nail care services. It’s important to do thorough research and pick a reputable nail salon or mobile nail service providers to ensure you get the nail care your nails deserve.

Maintaining your nail tools is an important part of nail care. It ensures that your tools last longer, work more efficiently, and most importantly, protect your nail health. As ladies in Singapore, we lead busy lifestyles and may forget to clean our nail tools regularly, but taking just a few minutes to clean and store your nail tools correctly after use can make a massive difference in maintaining your nail care routine. 

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