A list of reasons why a crystal mini nail file is superior to traditional paper emery boards and metal nail files.
So what on earth is a crystal mini nail file? The mini part simply refers to the size of the file, which comes in larger sizes as well. But as you will soon find out, the mini size is all you really need. The crystal part is what needs explaining. The file is actually made of tiny, microscopic pieces of crystal glass which are heated then hardened to provide the proper surface for filing nails.
The next reason to run out and buy one is the function of the file. Many paper emery boards or other disposable files can cause microscopic tears on your fingernails. You may not see them, but they are there. Eventually these will cause snags or tears to the nail, leading to many other problems like scratching, splitting or having to cut the nail off entirely. But with a crystal file, your nails will be filed to complete smoothness. There will be absolutely no microscopic tears that lead to snagging. This makes your nails longer and healthier.
Another great feature of the crystal mini file is that it can be used on both natural and artificial nails. Files that are tough enough to withstand acrylic or gel nails are cumbersome in size and expensive. And like emery boards, are disposable. But a crystal file can be used on artificial nails, as long as you soak it in water after each use (to remove the residue that artificial nails leave behind when filed).
Lastly, a crystal file can be used to remove rough skin, as well! Put away the expensive pumice stones and callous removers, and whip out your nail file instead. You can still use any creams or special hard-skin lotions that you have, then gently use the crystal file to exfoliate and polish the newly-softened skin (again, it is recommended that you gently rinse the file after use to remove residue).
With all of these possible uses, it is no wonder that many are switching from cheap paper and metal boards to crystal mini nail files. As long as you take care of it and do not try to purposely break it (which would be very hard to do), you are likely to have a file that will last you a lifetime. This is great news for your nails, budget, even the environment! So what are you waiting for?