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Why nail care should be an essential part of your male grooming routine

By Brid McNulty, August 3 2020

It’s so important to take good care of yourself, and that includes your nails. Hand and feet care is just as essential for men as it is for women. It might even be more important for males to take good care of their hands than it is for women. Males more often have jobs that require manual labour, which means they use their hands a lot. This could result in dry hands and rough calluses.

Men also want to look their best for interviews, dates, work and in general every day life. Nail care isn’t just about making them look good though. It’s a matter of making sure that infections don’t happen and your skin stays soft, smooth and healthy. We’ve found a few reasons why you should add a monthly men’s manicure into your grooming routine.

Dry Skin and Cuticles

Moisturising daily can keep your hands and nails in tip top condition and protect you from dry skin. It can also defend against calluses your hands can be prone to if they are exposed to friction. To moisturize your hands and cuticles, all you need to do is invest in a hand cream and cuticle oil. It doesn’t take but a few seconds to quickly massage in some hand lotion, and it’s even faster to drop some cuticle oil onto your cuticles. Having healthy hands is not only important for looking and feeling fantastic, but is essential for a smooth hand shake. Next time you’re at the store, pick up some hand cream!

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Nail Discolouration

There are many reasons that your nails could become discolored, some more serious than others. Your nails could turn a yellow colour indicating an infection of some sort. They could also turn black if you have an iron deficiency or if you’ve recently closed your fingers in a door. If you notice any discolouration in your nails, it’s best to see a specialist as it could be caused by any number of reason.

Peeling Nails

This could be caused when you spend too much time in water and they get dried out. Although peeling nails aren’t detrimental, they can still lead to other, more serious issues. It could lead to infections, discoloration or warping. You can avoid this by moisturising regularly and using cuticle oil to keep them hydrated. Moisturising is the answer to a lot of these issues, so moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! 

Male Grooming Has Sky-rocketed

It’s become more popular in recent years for men to get regular manicures and pedicures. It’s not just for women anymore! Leading the way in men’s manicures are the likes of Kobe Bryant and David Beckham. Clean hands and nails can do wonders for your image, and for your self-esteem. You’ll never find yourself hiding your hands again because they don’t look up to snuff. Who knows, you might even enjoy getting a mani-pedi! 

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Much-Needed R&R

Preventing infections, skin problems and just downright unattractive nails is important, but men’s manicures and pedicures can benefit you in an arguably bigger way – relaxation. Working and living in London is stressful, plain and simple, and one of the best ways to combat that is taking time out. When you feel your stress levels are approaching a boiling point, some “me time’ can make a world of difference. A monthly men’s manicure at home or at the office is a sort of “two birds one stone’ type of situation. After just one hour of pampering you’ll finish feeling chilled out and with well-groomed, tidy and healthy hands or feet. It’s a win-win in our books!

For more about nail care and male grooming, follow our blog on our website. And if you want to book an appointment to liven up those nails, you can book here! We come to you, so you don’t have to worry about seeing anyone you know!

Brid McNulty

Brid McNulty

Brid graduated from King's College London and has since gone on to manage and produce various content pieces within the beauty industry. She now uses her skills in her new role as Data Scientist.


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