Men are generally more reluctant than women to spend money on quality grooming products. This is probably best evidenced by the lotions and potions that women have purchased over the last few hundred years. Some may argue that there is nothing in these treatments, but he is a foolish person to take that view. There must be something more that men can do regularly to set a better example in the grooming stakes.
Here we will concentrate on finger nail care.
Clean finger nails are essential for the modern man. If you work in an occupation that regularly gets the nails dirty, start a process, if you have not already scrubbed the nails clean every day. Some men care for their nails during their shower time – a reasonable option if there is not a water shortage, but a better way of cleaning the nails is to clean them immediately before or after the shower. Use a fingernail brush – they are available from health, chemist and pharmacy shops.
The trimming and care of finger nails is next. Weekly trimming of nails with a nail clipper or scissors is usually sufficient. The nails should never be more than one eight of an inch (or 3 mm) in length. Trim the tips of the nails and part of the sides, but not as far as the tips. File the edges of the nail with an emery board or file until they are at a comfortable length. Cuticles are the outermost layer of skin that protrudes above the nail surface and when the nail grows the cuticles dry out and become ragged. They should not be removed, but rather puffed back, using a few drops of a good cuticle oil and a cotton bud to do the pushing towards the uppermost finger joint. The care for the cuticles would be done whenever necessary – it is different for each man. This process may save some pain at a later time.
If the cuticle stuff is too much, at least do the trimming and filing! It's a start but remember do not bight your nails.
These treatments can be obtained form any respectable men's manicure provider, but it can be done much cheaper by yourself. All you need is a basic manicure set and the cuticle oil. Your partner will be grateful for the care you show for your nails!
Manicure sets are available form health, chemist and pharmacy stores usually, and online. The options online are endless, but make sure that you conduct your business with a reputable seller.