Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Essentials on Nail Care - Part 3 "Filing & Maintenance"

Filing and Nail Maintenance

Correct and regular filing will help your nails maintain their strength and resist chipping, cracking, peeling and splitting. To achieve optimum results, it is important to follow the instructions provided to all our customers, who purchase T.I.P.S.™ and/or the ASK Contour Nail File. 
Our Contour Nail File is state-of-the-art as it has a unique shape with three extremely fine filing surfaces.  Our nail file is designed to gently file, not tear your nail tissue, thereby sealing your nail edge and helping protect it from peeling, splitting and any other damage.

Do not use a file or an emery board to shorten your nails; use finger nail clippers or scissors.  If a file can shorten your nail, then it is too rough and harsh.  It will tear your nail tissue and lead to chipping and peeling.  The straighter across your nails are cut, the stronger and more resistant to breakage they will be.  Do not file the side edges of your nail.  The side edge, which offers your nails the most stability, is one of the strongest areas of your nail structure.  If you think of the sides as steel beams that support the nail structure, then it is logical when we say that by filing the sides you weaken the whole structure.

Keep in mind that your nails are made of straw-like, tube-shaped fibres or columns.  If you use any solid object or stiff “nail brushes” to clean under your nails or use harsh emery boards or rough nail files on your nails, you will pull those fibres apart causing damage that weakens your nail structure and promotes chipping, peeling, cracking and splitting.
These photos show the three ultra-fine filing surfaces.  The tip of the file as well as the fine filing surface on the underside allow for easy removal of any burrs, that may occur while clipping.  This stainless steel file is extremely light-weight and very easy to use.  Some people have told us they have used this file for 10 years and it is still going strong!


  1. I've never seen! You can see how to use it?

  2. @Lady Delish - Hopefully this link will work for you. If you want to see how it works and get a bit more info about it, watch our "How to.." YouTube on the file -

    If for some reason it doesn't work, you could go to my YouTube channel at - nailcareASKlisa YouTubes and have a look.

    Thanks for you interest!

  3. This is a fantastic file and does a great job of sealing all the edges of your nail!

  4. I really want to try that is very interesting.