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Top Nail Care Products That You'll Find In The Market Today

Updated on January 31, 2011
Nail Care Products
Nail Care Products

Nail care products have been used since the time of ancient Egyptians, during the time of the Pharaohs. To color their nails and fingertips, they use henna. This practice was to beautify the nails and also to signify social order. The Ancient Chinese, on the other hand, used colored lacquer which was made of gum Arabic, gelatine, beeswax and egg whites. Modern nail care products have a huge difference from these ancient products.

Modern-day nail care products are not only concentrated on the beautifying elements but also on hygiene and health. In maintaining healthy, beautiful nails, you don't have to worry about not finding the right products - you can buy them in many stores and use at home or get from the nail salon when you have an appointment.

Here are some of the most common nail care products that you'll find today:

Nail polish removers - These are commonly used to remove nail polish. It is ideal to use them at a minimum since they sometimes make the nails dry and brittle.

Nail lotions - To keep nails moisturized and healthy-looking, you'll need to use this product. Use them if have cracked and dry nails.

Base coat - It is best to apply nail polish over a UV-protection base coat. You can prevent your nails from getting nail polish stains by using this product.

Cuticle cream - You'll find cuticle creams that have vitamins A and E, and jojoba oil that all help soften the cuticles.

Top coat or nail sealer - Top coats are usually applied over the nail polish or just over natural nails to help protect and retain their moisture.

Nail polish - There are tons of nail polishes out there and they even come in various types, such as those that cater to specific nail problems.

Nail hardener - Brush this product over your nails to protect, strengthen and moisturize them.

Nail polish thinner - These are used to thin out nail polish. To prolong its shelf-life, you may keep it in the refrigerator.

Nail care lotion - This product helps you keep your nails and hands moisturized and soft. Wash your hands before using it for better results.

Nail brush - This is used to scrub nails to remove stains and dirt. It's best use mild soap for better results.

These nail care products are inexpensive when you buy them. And it is recommendable to buy only what you really need. If you want to get nails done in a salon, you may have to spend a little above your budget for the service and additional products that they'll offer you.

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      PaperNotes 7 years ago

      Thanks for this. Nails are among those parts of our bodies that we sometimes neglect or abuse by using products that can cause them harm. The nails are important to us as it can help show indications of the overall body health.

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