Manicures at Home
You may seem neat and put together by having a nice new manicure. However, having your nails done professionally can be costly and time-consuming. Why go to the salon if you can get a flawless manicure at home? Continue reading to find out how.
Get Your Materials Ready
Ensure you have everything necessary to give yourself a lovely manicure. Although it can cost a little upfront, you’ll be prepared the next time you want to paint your nails. Purchase the following products:
- Cuticle or hand cream
- Nail buffer
- Nail trimmers
- Nail file
- Cotton balls or cotton swabs
- Nail paint remover
- Base coat
Take Off Any Nail Polish That Has Already Been Applied
Keep the following in mind when deciding the sort of polish remover to purchase at the drugstore: Although acetone-free nail polish removers are kinder on the skin than those that include acetone, they operate much more quickly and stay in touch with the skin for a shorter amount of time.
If required, trim your nails, then carefully shape them with a file. The ideal option is often a square nail form with a rounded edge, although you may be creative if you wish.
Refrain from using metal or very abrasive nail files to prevent splintering. Instead, use a crystal nail file or a mildly abrasive emery board. To maintain a uniform surface, buff the tops and sides of the nails using a somewhat abrasive buffer. But remember, if you file the nails too smooth, the polish won’t cling as well and may even fall off entirely.
Relax and Soak
Ah, the enjoyable part. Put your hands in a basin of warm (but not boiling) water and mix in a little amount of your mild face wash or shampoo. Wetting the cuticle before cutting it is important, but spending too much time doing so might harm your skin and nails.
Get Your Cuticles Ready
After drying your nails:
- Use cuticle cream
- Push the cuticle back gently with a cuticle pusher, commonly known as an orange stick
- Never clip your cuticles, and don’t try to push them back
Even if the tools are sterile, removing the cuticle may result in infection and expose the less-protected skin border. With a tissue or cloth, remove any extra cream in the direction you pressed.
To push back cuticles:
- Use a little binder clip
- Make sure it is well-formed, clean, and free of sharp edges. The wire grips may be folded to rest flat against one another
- Hold the clip with the grips between the thumbs and finger or ring finger by the thin metal sides extending beyond the thumb and forefinger in the direction of the little fingertip
You are now prepared to remove the cuticles, on the other hand.
Use the best hand mask to moisturize and nourish your skin. Also, massage a rich BODY BUTTER, moisturizing BODY balm, and fragrance-free oil through into cuticles and all over the hands. Moisturizer is necessary to keep your hands and the nail region looking healthy. Without this crucial product, you cannot have beautiful hands and nails.
Prepare for Polish
Moisturizing substances that remain on the nail hinder the polish from sticking correctly. Using a cotton swab or pad, add nail polish remover to the nail’s surface to remove any remaining polish.
Although it is preferable to avoid getting remover on the cuticle since you want to keep that region moist, you shouldn’t panic if you do, as you will apply moisturizer to your nails after the paint is dry. The most critical aspect of this procedure is ensuring that no oil or emollient remains on the nail.
Add Layers of Nail Polish
Use a foundation layer of ridge-filling nail paint to strengthen weak or brittle nails. Additionally, a base coat prevents chipping and staining, which is crucial if you like red nail paint. Next, layer-apply your color polish, letting each coat dry in between. It should work with two coats of color polish, followed by a gloss-enhancing top coat.
You can create a lovely manicure if you have the necessary supplies and employ the correct methods. Obtaining a professional manicure is acceptable for special events or treating yourself, but learning how to do it yourself may Save you a great deal of time and money!