Tips for Fingernail Grooming in a Corporate Office

February 24, 2011  |  

The normal standard for fingernail grooming is ensuring the nails are manicured to their finest point. Clean edges, shapely tips and a smooth surface are some ways women can maintain healthy nails, or perhaps flaunt it in public! But what if your fingernail fetish is measured as a routine check-up at the office? At this point, you have allocated a specific time to buffing your nails, especially when it ties into your professional wear.

Here are some clues to taking care of your nails:

1. Carry a small fingernail kit or pouch

There’s nothing like having a direct line to all things personal throughout the day. For one, the basic essentials such as a small fingernail kit or pouch should be available when the nails need grooming. For some of us, its just as easy as breathing when it comes to nurturing the nails, but a nail kit usually consists of a nail file, cotton balls to remove nail polish, a remover, a small pair of scissors, and some of type of nail moisterizer or cream.

2. Apply nail polish remover

As a professional woman, its a must-have to attain everything within your reach, especially when it concerns the nails. If it just so happens your apply nail polish and a mishap occurs, you absolutely need a fast removal to alter the appearance of the nails. In order to eliminate smudges or smears on the nail line, use nail polish remover. You can purchase these products a nearby convenience store, supermarket or pharmacy store.

3. Coat the nails with a conservative nail color

Nail polishes are provided in an array of colors from bright red to dark purple. Common sense should point you to the most conservative colors that are consistent with your professional attire. When your painting the nails, make sure to add up to two coats for a nice finish. Stay away from bright, neon or white nail polish, and instead fill your pouch with a dark purple, red, brown or black to match.

4. Use a nail file to shape into a perfect edge (rounded or tip)

Trimming your nails are just as important as perfecting them with an orange or metal stick, which you can use to file them into a desired length. Preferably, rounded or square tips are more visually appealing in a public or professional environment. They also give them a smoother cut after a few strokes along the fingernail.

5. Push the cuticles down to stimulate nail growth and remove excess dirt

One of the most unforeseeable options in a woman’s routine is when excess build-up or dirt surrounds the nail, giving it an unattractive look. If you try to use tissue, it may not adjust the problem as much as a nail remover or soap and water. But to incur stimulation around the nail bed, push down the cuticles where the nail line meets. Thus, you will always know the regular procedure for how to grow healthy nails.

6. Use scissors and/or moisterize the cuticles

A resourceful item to have when it deals with the cuticles, is to rub moisterizer or cream on the nail bed and in between the corners where its hard to get to. This process will keep your nails looking fresh, clean and healthy. And as a personal grooming technique, you should use scissors to cut off the excess layers around the nail, or otherwise known as hang nails to ensure growth. And keep a bottle of hand cream in the event your hands become dry.

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