Tools should be treated with high heat and pressure, not just dunked in solution and reused.
You'll Be Judged for Going."It's been proven in research that men aren't that great at taking care of themselves," Papantoniou says.
Follow these tips to perfect your at-home nail-grooming skills: 1.
Once you're out of the shower, use a pumice stone or other device to gently buff away calluses.
"So, if you're not comfortable in a women-centric salon where rose petals and women are surrounding you, check out salons that are more amenable to men," Papantoniou says.
Many small and large cities have spas with a more masculine air and offer massages, pedicures, manicures, and waxing in a more neutral setting.
You'll find most guys would enjoy getting their nails groomed and hands massaged; it's just the idea of getting it done has always put them off from trying.
If you're really worried, go with your girlfriend or simply a girl friend and say they "made you go." Salons Are Just for Women Definitive proof this is a myth: Many spas and salons are catering specifically to dudes with male-only services and treatments.
If you'd rather not ever set foot in a nail salon, we feel you." After exfoliating, apply a moisturizer that contains urea or salicylic acid to help prevent dry rough skin and calluses, she adds.2. "Trim your nails in a straight line across the top-most part of your nail to help prevent ingrown nails from forming," Papantoniou suggests."It's okay to trim your nails short, to the point where there's no white of the nail remaining, but you want to make sure you don't trim too much as this can be painful and lead to infection," she explains."There are loads of men who get their cuticles cut back and nails groomed," she adds.And there are plenty of reasons to join them, aside from aesthetics. All the rubbing and jarring movements during long bouts on the road or trail can leave toenails bruised and black.