Use soap and water to wash your hands and nails often to remove dirt and germs. Use a nail brush with soft bristles to scrub gently under your nails.
When your nails and cuticles are dry, it can make them weak and cause hangnails. Use a moisturizing cream or oil on your nails and cuticles.
Cut your nails straight across with sharp nail clippers or scissors, and then shape them with a nail file.
Be sure to put on a base coat to protect your nails and keep them from getting stained before you put on nail paint.
Use thin, even amounts of nail paint and let each one dry before putting on the next.
If you want to protect your nails, wear gloves when you wash food or do other things that involve water or chemicals.
Use a soft nail polish remover without acetone and don't scrub your nails too hard when taking off nail paint.
Giving your nails a break from makeup and letting them breathe can help them stay healthy and strong.