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THE GENTLEMen's DEPARTMENT

June 01, 2017

Why You Should Groom Your Nails

We at Manscaped know how easy it is to neglect those nails. Busy days at the office, even busier nights out on the town make it tough to get the time to attend to your tips, but manicures aren’t just for the fairer sex. You don't need to get your nails done and painted weekly, but at least keep them clean and short, with moisturized cuticles and hand. Because a classy lady isn’t going to want your dirty nails and rough hands anywhere near her. Nor will any potential business partners. Hello, handshakes! Your hands get judged just as much as your clothing and demeanor, but don’t worry -- keeping your nails neat and refined is an easy job, but only when you have the right tools.

Why bother?

Well, first, because you’re not an animal, but most importantly because it's good hygiene. Your nails can harbor a lot of nasty bacteria and dirt that can lead to irritation, infections, and ingrown nails. If you're an athlete or highly active, it is incredibly important for you to keep your nails (including toenails) short, clean, and moisturized.

Don’t forget about first impressions. When you shake hands or gesture, no one wants to see grimy paws. De-grime them, look good, be professional, and even score her number when you keep those nails clean.

How?

Start with a hot shower - Clean your hands and feet well with a powerful but gentle cleanser, like the Crop Cleanser. Use a pumice stone to buff away any rough calluses and dead skin from your hands and feet. Try to do this once a week.

Moisturize - Now that you have fresh skin, moisturize it. Our little secret is that we use moisturizing ball deodorant on our feet. We like the Crop Preserver because not only does it moisturize, but it deodorizes -- perfect for de-stinking feet. Plus it doesn't leave a sticky residue on your skin.

Trim - Find a good and simple nail kit. We obviously like The Shears kit because it has everything you’ll need. Using the high-quality nail clipper, trim your nails to your desired length, making sure not to trim too closely, as this can be painful and can lead to infection, which is a big no-no.

Smooth and shape - You don’t have to be an expert, just make sure you file down the rough edges and points. You don’t want to accidentally scratch yourself, or worse somebody else (like your boss). Just get them to look even and clean. Don't forget to pick the junk out from underneath your nails, too. 

Did you complete all of these step? Then congratulations! You are officially refined. (By our Manscaped standards, anyway. We can't vouch for your behavior.) You may just get that promotion you were hoping for, or maybe finally score with that girl at the bar. You can thank us later.

 

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