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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The 5-Minute Manicure Every Guy Should Give Himself


Walking around with grimy nails and crusty cuticles is downright gross. But it takes a mega-secure man to sit confidently in a nail salon for a professional manicure. 
Good for that guy if he doesn’t give a crap, but we don’t blame you if you prefer to primp in the privacy of your own home.
That’s why we’re teaching you the tricks of the trade from the Men’s Health associate fashion editor Dan Michel

Not convinced that anyone notices your nasty nails? “It’s a small detail that people actually pay attention to,” says Michel.
Think about it: Shaking hands with someone is often your first point of contact with them. What kind of first impression would jagged edges and bleeding cuticles make?  
The best time to take care of the nails is after you get out of the shower, since they’re naturally softer and easier to cut.
Once you’ve toweled off, follow these three super simple steps for a DIY manicure. 
(When you’re done, consider a full-body clean up. Learn the best way to Groom Your Guy Parts.)
Step 1: Shape The Nails
Grab a nail clipper (www.besthealthandsport.com) and use the white tip of your nail as a guide to avoid cutting too close.
You want to position the clipper so that only a sliver of white is still visible. Without pushing too hard, cut straight across the nail, leaving the edges sharp.
(Resist smoothing out the corners, since clipping too close around the edges can lead to ingrown nails.)
Next, rest an emery board (revlon.com) on the nail and, starting from one corner, file it repeatedly in one direction. Round the corners slightly and continue until you can feel the file start to rub against your skin. 
Step 2: Clean Up Around The Edges
It’s tempting to peel off the white gunk around your cuticles with your fingers, but simply yanking it out can cause bleeding and swelling that’ll leave your hands in worse shape than before.
Get rid of any excess skin by pinching it with a cuticle nipper (www.besthealthandsport.com). 
If your cuticles are in pretty good shape, you can stop here. But if they still look mangled, you can use a metal tool to gently push them back (www.besthealthandsport.com). 
Step 3: Hydrate
Once you’re done, rinse your hands and slather them up with a heavy-duty moisturizer to sooth any dry skin.  
An extra thick cream will help keep your skin hydrated for longer. Try the Industrial Strength Hand Healer from Jack Black (www.besthealthandsport.com). 

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