board-certified dermatologist. While some changes are harmless, others could be a sign of a disease, such as melanoma, or an infection, such as a nail fungal infection.”
Lipner recommends the following:
Soften your nails first. The best time to trim your nails is after taking a bath or shower. If that’s not possible, soak your nails in lukewarm water for a few minutes.
Use the correct clipper. Use a nail clipper or nail scissors for your fingernails and a toenail clipper for your toenails. Clippers should be regularly disinfected: Use a small scrub brush that’s been soaked in a bowl of isopropyl alcohol, then scrub your clippers or scissors and rinse them in hot water and dry them before putting them away.
For fingernails, cut almost straight across the nail. Then use a nail file or