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Updated 18 September 2015

Nail this down

Well-groomed nails create a good impression. But, as a result of improper care, many women struggle to maintain the health of their nails.

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We take a look at nailcare traps that you should avoid.

Take action:

- Don't try to manipulate your cuticles – the cuticles are the nails' natural barriers to germs, so it's important not to damage them

-Limit professional manicures, frequent exposure to the hard chemicals often used could damage your nails

- Avoid rough emery boards, these may cause small chips that could lead to tears

- Change your shampoo – if you're using a product to treat oily hair, it may be stripping your nails of natural oils too

- And avoid artificial nails – these may increase your risk for fungal infections.

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