How do you cut thick toenails?
Soaking your feet in warm water softens the nails, and you can do this either in the bath or in a foot soak for around 10-15 minutes. Dry your feet thoroughly and use the Barrel Spring Toenail Clipper by making small cuts across rather than one large cut, so the nail doesn’t break.
What sort of toenail clippers do podiatrists and pedicurists use?
Podiatrists will always go for a tool made from stainless steel for longer life and easier cleaning between clients.
Why have a separate toenail clipper to a fingernail clipper?
It’s a different edge! A toenail clipper has a straight edge, and a fingernail clipper has a round edge. We use straightedge toenail clippers because toenails have a habit of curving into the skin, which can cause infections. A straightedge trim helps the toenail to grow forward.
Should you cut your toenails wet or dry?
We recommend soaking thick toenails and drying them off before cutting. However, if you do not have thick toenails, you can cut them dry for a smoother cut. If the toenail is too thin, it can tear or bend.