Men’s Manicure: Three Reasons You Need One Today

Most guys don’t give their hands a lot of attention. Stop and think about it. You’re probably far more likely to schedule a golf game, hit the gym, or take care of all those projects at home than you are to worry about what your hands look like. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. A men’s manicure is probably pretty far down your to-do list.

men's manicure If you take a closer look at your hands, you might discover that they’re in dire need of a little more attention. Here are just three reasons you need a men’s manicure:

  1. Dirty Nails

    Working outdoors or in the shop isn’t the only way to get dirty fingernails. Everything you handle has the potential to deposit little bits of grime under your nails like that messy burrito at lunch, scratching your face, or the yardwork you finally checked off your list after weeks of avoidance. At first you might not notice a little dirt under your nails, but left unchecked it can become a breeding ground for dirt, germs, and bacteria. Fortunately, keeping your nails clipped, regularly washing your hands with soap and water, and using a nailbrush on a regular basis can keep your nails clean and healthy.

  2. Ragged Nail Edges

    Are you a nail-biter? Do you ever use your nail as a make-shift screwdriver to replace the batteries on the back of the remote? Or do you spend a lot of time getting your hands dirty at work? And if you do happen to clip your nails, do you ever file them, too? If you’re among the majority of guys who don’t spend a lot of time thinking about this, take a closer look at your hands and nails. You’ll probably see at least a few nails with jagged edges worn by a hard day’s work or rush-job to clip your nails. If your nails are a little ragged around the edges, a men’s manicure at Signature Male can file those edges away in just a few minutes.

  3. Dry Skin and Calluses

    Even if you’re not out working in the yard all day, you’re still not immune to calluses. If you spend time in the gym or do any kind of manual labor, you’re likely to build up calluses – even your wedding ring can form a callus on your palm. Dry skin from frequent hand washing or just cold air can take a toll on any guy’s hands when the conditions are right and lead to rough patches and cracked skin. When you give your hands a thorough inspection and notice dry skin and calluses, there are a few things you can do. Soak your hands in warm water, rub the calluses and dry spots with a pumice stone. Then soothe your skin with some lotion or hand cream to keep the dry spots and calluses from coming back right away.

Hand and nail care doesn’t have to be hard – Signature Male’s hand detailing services and paraffin treatments can make it simple and easy! Don’t wait until your hands feel like sandpaper and your cuticles are catching on all your clothes and tearing. Give us a call today and keep winter dry skin under control before it becomes a problem.

As we head into cold weather and winter rears its ugly head, a regular men’s manicure can ward off dry, cracked hands. Call our salon at 515.224.4849 or schedule your appointment online today!