Nail Care 101


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This is the presentation I made for my Technical Writing class during AY 2011-2012.

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  • PhP 45K
  • Women – (up to 10 inches long); sign that they performed no manual laborMen – sign of masculinity & to protect themselves from evil
  • MEN - These growth spurts are thought to be in response to hormonal activity
  • w/o Lunula – deficiency in ?
  • Soybean products – Soya, Tofu
  • Grapefruit - SUHA
  • Repeated or prolonged exposure to water can result in DRY, SPLIT, BRITTLE, or PEELING nails.
  • Moisturize them also
  • Foot cream and moisturizers are DIFFERENT
  • Add pics of flip-flops, sexy strappy sandals
  • Iodine is a chemical element essential for the production of thyroid hormones that regulate growth and metabolism.
  • Use of nail clippers/cutters <- DISCOURAGED
  • Cut the EXCESS or DEAD cuticles (be careful)
  • Nail Care 101

    1. 1.
    2. 2. Nail Polished<br />
    3. 3. With Nail Art<br />
    4. 4. Most expensive ones<br />Nails with Diamonds<br />Nails covered with Gold Sheets<br />Stick-on Gold Metallic Nails<br />
    5. 5. Even gloves!<br />Dominic Jones – <br />Gold Nails Gloves<br />
    6. 6. History<br />China’s Ming Dynasty<br />To protect their nails, they often sheathed them in <br />Aristocratic men and women<br />
    7. 7. nail basics<br />
    8. 8. Nail Structure<br />
    9. 9. Nail Growth<br />How fast <br />do nails grow?<br />
    10. 10. Nail Growth<br />Normal Growth Rate<br /> 0.5 to 1.2mm per week<br />
    11. 11. Nail Growth<br />Growth is faster in:<br />Children<br />(and slows as we age)<br />Fingernails<br />(than in toenails)<br />
    12. 12. Nail Growth<br />Nails in the dominant hand <br />grow slightly faster<br />than the non-preferred hand<br />
    13. 13. Activities we do using our hands<br />And many more…<br />
    14. 14. Activities we do using our feet<br />And many more…<br />
    15. 15. Nail Growth<br />Nails grow faster:<br />In warmer weather<br />In the daytime<br />In males<br />During pregnancy<br />
    16. 16. HEALTHY NAILS<br />
    17. 17. Anatomy of Healthy Nails<br />Nails grow from the area at the base of the nail under your cuticle. <br />Healthy nails are smooth and free of spots or discoloration.<br />
    18. 18. Ways to Keep Nails<br />Healthy and Strong<br />
    19. 19. i. Nutritional Steps to Healthy Nails<br />Eat a diet <br />composed of <br />50% fruit and raw vegetables <br />in order to supply <br />necessary vitamins, <br />minerals and enzymes.<br />
    20. 20. i. Nutritional Steps to Healthy Nails<br />Protein<br />Eggs<br />Chicken Wings<br />Soybean Products<br />
    21. 21. i. Nutritional Steps to Healthy Nails<br />Vitamins<br />Strawberries / Kiwi Fruit / Oranges<br />Grapefruit<br />
    22. 22. i. Nutritional Steps to Healthy Nails<br />Minerals<br />Liver and Tuna<br />Seaweed<br />Seafood (Sardines and Oysters)<br />
    23. 23. i. Nutritional Steps to Healthy Nails<br />Water<br />
    24. 24. ii. Do’s and Don’ts with Solvents<br />Household Solvents<br />Water<br />
    25. 25. Wear hand gloves<br />
    26. 26. Solvents<br />Solvents will have a drying effect, <br />although the effects are only temporary. <br />Repeated and prolonged contact with these solvents can have a lasting effect on the nail plate, <br />or result in irritant or allergic contact dermatitis <br />from overexposure. <br />Remove the 'allergen/irritant', <br />and the symptoms will disappear.<br />
    27. 27. iii. Nail Care Tips<br />Daily<br />
    28. 28. Daily<br />Wash regularly your nails, <br />especially after doing outdoor activities.<br />
    29. 29. Daily<br />Apply <br />hand cream (for fingernails) or foot cream (for toenails) as often as you can, <br />e.g. after washing your hands/feet <br />or taking a bath.<br />
    30. 30. Fungus can enter through cracked skin.<br />To prevent skin from cracking <br />use a good moisturizer. <br />But do NOT use it in between your toes as they breed fungus easily.<br />Daily for toenails<br />
    31. 31. Daily for toenails<br />Avoid walking <br />on your bare feet <br />as this can encourage bacteria growth as well as causing your heels to become hard and start cracking.<br />
    32. 32. While choosing shoes and boots <br />for outdoor activities,<br />buy those that will easily allow circulation of blood <br />to the toes. <br />Daily for toenails<br />
    33. 33. Daily for toenails<br /> If you have sweaty feet, ensure that you use antifungal powder <br />while working outside for long periods of time. This will prevent nail fungus infection. <br />
    34. 34. Unhealthy nails<br />
    35. 35. Nail Condition and Nutritional Causes<br />
    36. 36. Nail Condition and Potential Causes<br />
    37. 37. Nail Condition and Potential Causes<br />
    38. 38. Buffing your nails<br />
    39. 39. Trimming and Shaping Nails<br />Start filing the free edge in one direction only, keeping the emery board at a 45 degree angle.<br />Emery Board <br />(or Nail File)<br />and Dust Brush<br />Metal File<br />(it can damage the nail)<br />
    40. 40. Softening Cuticles<br />Push up the cuticle in a circular motion using the corner of the cotton stick with light pressure. <br />The circular movements will prevent damage to the skin.<br />DO THIS FIRST:<br />Apply cuticle remover and <br />soak fingers in a soapy lukewarm water for 5 min<br />Cotton Stick or Orange Stick<br />
    41. 41. Applying Nail Polish<br />Apply thin coat of nail polish, <br />let it dry and then apply another coat. <br />Starting at the base of the nail and applying polish <br />in an upward motion helps you evenly coat your nail. <br />Bottles of Nail Polish<br />
    42. 42. Love your nails! <br />Thank you.<br />By AbegailSoñas<br />