Throw Your Nail Clippers Away Immediately If You Notice This

Grooming the human body requires a bit of intentionality, as there is literally so much ground to cover. You've got to treat your hair just right, pay the necessary amount of time to your oral health so your teeth do not become discolored or rot away, and surely so your breath doesn't scare people away.

Some people commit to shaving various parts of their anatomy, and if waxing is more your style, you've got to remember to set up that appointment with your waxing technician. Then you've got your facial moisturizers, nighttime beauty routines, and on and on goes the list of what to do to keep looking your best.

It can get so much that simple things such as care of your hand and toenails may be ignored, either by not cutting them (or having them cut) regularly enough, or doing so without the proper amount of care and healthy practices (per WebMD). For example, you may find yourself cutting your nails with just about anything, without regard for the item's appropriateness for the purpose. And even when you use the right tool for the job, such as a nail clipper, you may find yourself not really doing enough to keep it sufficiently safe and hygienic.

Don't hoard nail clippers for too long

Per Bustle, your nail clippers are good for use up until the one-year mark, provided that you keep them clean and free of germs and bacteria all through that period. So take this as a cue to always disinfect all nail clippers, keeping them dry and clean after each use, per Times Now News.

If at any point the nail clipper — or any nail tool, for that matter — starts to rust, it is time to throw them away, and you should do so without any hesitation. If you keep using a rusty clipper, you are risking an infection. Many believe that rusty clippers, or any other rusty object, can bring about a tetanus infection, though that's not necessarily true, per University of Pittsburgh's UPMC Health Beat.

Rust itself does not bring about tetanus; it is the immediate environment of the rusty object that determines whether it carries tetanus or not, per Healthline. Just to be on the safe side, however, it may be better to just let the clipper go once you notice that it has become rusty.