During winter when you are regularly wearing closed toe shoes it is vitally important to ensure that your toenails are regularly trimmed to avoid ingrown toenails or infections developing. If you are wondering what is the best way to trim your own toenails at home then here are some professional tips and tricks to ensure this procedure is done safely and correctly.
- Before using any implements on your toes it is vitally important that they have been sterilised to ensure maximum hygiene. Our Sanitising Spray is formulated to hospital standard to kill bacteria and is perfect for sterilising toenail clippers and files before use. Before beginning the toe nail trimming process apply our Sanitising Hand Gel directly to your hands to kill any bacteria.
- It is important to use a professional quality tool when trimming toenails as the nail is thicker then fingernails so a heavy duty toenail clipper works best to ensure a clean cut. Our Toe Nail Clipper is made of stainless steel which is durable and has a slightly curved jaw which ensures accurate trimming.
- When cutting your toenails cut straight across and bear in mind if your toenail clipper has a curved jaw than only cut small sections at a time and work across the nail. Avoid curving the edges of your toenails with your clipper as this can increase the risk of ingrown toenails developing.
- When trimming your toenails be sure not to cut them too short as the nail can dig into the skin when growing which can cause ingrown toenails. If you are unsure then try to only trim the white part of the nail that extends past the toenail bed.
- After you’ve trimmed your toenails with the Toenail Clipper then file them down to create a smooth finish. Our Large Clear Glass File is the perfect file for the job as it’s long lasting, washable and helps to seal the natural nail and also helps to reduce the chances of splits and breakages.
Following these simple steps should hopefully reduce the chances of ingrown nails and infections developing, however it is always important to keep a close eye on your toes and should you start feeling any pain or discomfort seek advice from a professional as soon as possible.