Simple and Easy Tips For The Perfect Manicure At Home
Beautiful nails are indicators of your beauty care and overall health. No matter how much time and effort you put into your makeup and styling. Follow these steps to try out an interesting DIY manicure at home.
Hands are one of the most exposed parts of the body, and therefore to suffer most. The hands and of course nails are a very important part of our image. If you want to have nice and maintained must resort to adequate manicure. Beautiful nails are indicators of your beauty care and overall health. No matter how much time and effort you put into your makeup and styling, a brittle unhealthy nail can spoil your look. Hands and feet are the areas where you can look to assess the hygiene and cleanliness of a person.
There are many women who want to get a manicure, but hate to spend their valuable time and money in a beauty salon. But the question is, why go to a beauty salon, when you yourself can act as your beauty caretaker? You can do a perfect manicure at home if you have a little practice and patience. Here is a step by step way to do manicure at home on your own.
In order to have manicure session at home, you’ve to make sure you have gathered all the required equipment. You may have to run some errands to collect the supplies, but once you’re done then you’re all set for future sessions as well.
So here are the supplies –
- Nail buffer
- Nail trimmers
- Cuticle trimmer
- Cotton balls
- Nail paint remover
- Nail file
- Nail paint
- Hand cream
- Base coat
- Top coat
Remove the Old Nail Paint
Even though many salons use acetone-based removers, which quickly and easily clear off dark or hard-to-remove nail polish, acetone can strip your nails of their natural, lubricating oils and leave them brittle. Instead, gently swipe a cotton ball soaked with non-acetone polish remover over your nails. It may make polish removal take a little longer, but it will do the job without drying out your nails.
Trim Your Nails
Next you need to trim and file your nails to a length of choice. If you wish you can keep the length of your nails long or short but go for one in which you are comfortable. First trim the nails with the help of a sharp clipper or scissor. As for shape, you can keep it square or rounded depending upon your preference. Once the nails are cut take a nail filer and start filing your nails in one direction. Start from the edges and gradually move towards the top and you must not file your nails back and forth. Finally with the help of a soft buffer you need to make the surface of each nail smooth. Be careful because too much buffing with weaken your nails.
Soak Your Hands
Next you need to soak your hands in a bowl of soapy lukewarm water for around five to seven minutes. In the water, you can put a moisturizing soap or a tablespoon of your favorite liquid soap. This will help in making the cuticles soft and loosen up the dirt below your finger nails. Never use too hot water as it will dry out your hands and nails and also do not soak your hands for too long time. Once you soak your hands you will feel your fingers relaxed and your hands will feel comfortable. Finally wash your hands in fresh water and pat fry it using a soft towel or paper tissue.
Now apply good quality cuticle oil or moisturizing lotion on your hands thoroughly. If you do not have cuticle oil you can use olive oil also. This will help in nourishing and softening rough spots. Now take a cuticle remover and push back the cuticles one at a time so that it loosens up. Trim excess skin with the help of a cuticle nipper. Be sure not to cut your cuticles, which can cause infection and damage the nail. Do not put too much pressure as it can cause bleeding.
Moisturize and Massage
Take some time to moisturize your hands and nails with a good-quality hand cream. We recommend Deborah Lippmann’s Rich Girl Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Hand Cream. Squeeze out a bit more lotion than you’d typically use and give your hands, fingers and forearms a good self-massage. Not only will this help hydrate your skin and nails, but it allows for a relaxing moment when you can be present and feel grateful that you took the time to take care of yourself.
Apply Hand Cream
Finally, Get a good moisturising hand cream and apply it generously on your hand. Gently massage your hands for some time. Select the hand cream based on the type of your skin. Remove lotion from the nails because otherwise the nail polish will not stick to the nails.