Pretty nails are a necessity summer.

Here are 10  tips for keeping them healthy and pretty: 

  1. Keep your nails clean and dry so that bacteria don’t collect under the nail.
  2. To avoid ingrown toenails, cut your nails straight across.
  3. If toenails are thick and hard to cut, soak them in warm water 10 minutes before trimming.
  4. Wear proper-fitting shoes.
  5. Don’t try to self-treat ingrown toenails, especially if they are infected.
  6. Consider a daily foot powder.
  7. Nail biting can damage skin and spread infection.
  8. Report problems with your nails to a dermatologist.
  9. Check your nail salon for cleanliness. Make sure they keep separate implements for you only.
  10. Avoid cutting and pushing back cuticles.