Cleaning Fingernails After Gardening

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scraping soap under nailsEven if you wear gardening gloves your hands and fingernails get ingrained with dirt that is hard to remove.

So, before you put your gloves on, scratch a dampened bar of soap. Don't worry if the soap falls out of your nails as you do your gardening, there will still be enough soapiness under them to make this work. scraping soap under nails

Cleaning Fingernails After Gardening
Cleaning Fingernails After Gardening

When you clean your hands later, simply add a little more soap to your nailbrush and the dirt will easily wash away. See my left hand with not a stain in sight. Cleaning Fingernails After Gardening


Most soils are alkaline so just as an extra measure to counteract this and to help prevent your skin and nails becoming dry course and brittle, add a little vinegar, lemon juice, or other acidic foodstuff to a bowl of water for a final rinse.


Cleaning Fingernails After Gardening


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