A nail file is used right after nails are cut using a nail clipper. This is done to smoothen out rough edges and to shape them appropriately. A nail file can be made of metal, emery, ceramics and even glass.
There are different advantages and disadvantages in the materials that make up a nail file. An emery board for example is usually less expensive than the metal ones. This makes it economically disposable as nail files may at times lead to the transmission of diseases. A metal nail file, on the other hand, is more abrasive than an emery board nail file, which means that it is easier to file down nails with it.
The use of a nail file
Using a nail file can be an important part of a manicure and/or a pedicure. After using a clipper, the nails that have been cut would leave rough edges that could lead to shallow cuts when they come in contact with the skin. A nail file would smoothen out the rough edges. It would also ensure that nails look decent, neat, and proportional since a nail file would be able to shape the nails appropriately.
Nail file selection
Aside from the various materials a nail file can be made of, there also are several features that one nail file may have that others don't. A nail file can be electrically powered. These electric nail file drills may have different features from one another as well. One electric nail file could be extra quiet during operation, while other types could run up to 25,000 rpm. Speed control may also be a feature of an electric nail file.
A glass nail file can be found in several stores as well. This type may come in different lengths and colors. Meanwhile, a nail file can also be found as part of a whole manicure set. This manicure set may include items such as a clipper, cuticle scissors, nipper, and, of course, the nail file. The set could be encased in a small leather bag or other casings.
Where to find a nail file
A nail file can be found in numerous places. They are usually sold in cosmetic shops, department stores, convenience stores and other establishments that sell manicure and pedicure equipment. A nail file may also be purchased on the Internet at various online stores and auction websites.
The price of a nail file would vary depending on where it is bought, if it comes in a set, and even the material it is made of.