Regardless if you apply a pretty manicure in your hands of your favorite nail salon or from a professional, or it takes matters on your own at the very comfort of your home, there are always fun and easy ways to improve your manicure experience.
In this post, let us talk about how to perfect your manicure routine that will surely improve not just your experience, but also the overall health of your nails, and your skills in applying manicure on your own knowing that not all of us have the privilege of time to visit a nail salon to fix our nails and make it fabulous again.
So, here are some useful tips that will surely give you the much-needed help when it comes to applying Tops semipermanentes or manicuring your nails at your home.
- Sanitize and clean your hands beforehand– Manicuring your nails at home should always start by cleaning your hands thoroughly and sanitize it after to prevent any infection from setting in. Knowing that you are using different tools to clean your hands and apply nail polish to it, you have to make sure that you clean the tools that are needed in polishing your hands. You have to be careful in this routine because this can be tricky especially if you wore deep nail polish. By rubbing it back and forth, the nail polish pigments could stain your clothes and the washcloth that you are using. Use nail polish remover onto your nails and wait for a couple of seconds to loosen the nail polish and gently wipe it down. Before that, you have to clean your hands first thoroughly with soap and running water just to make sure that you are fully sanitized before you dig into your nails.
- Trim and file your nails properly– If you believe your nails are already overgrown, you have to trim and file it properly. Using your nail clippers, you have to trim your nails by using small clips that work from one side to the other and never ever begin clipping your nails at the center because it will damage your nail plate in the long run. File your nails after clipping it with a soft nail file by refining its edges to smoothen out the freshly cut nails.
- Carefully shape your cuticles– To soften your cuticles, you have to apply a gentle cuticle oil in each of your nails. After applying the cuticle oil, you can use a sterilized stainless steel cuticle pusher by gently guiding the overgrown cuticle back into its place. You have to keep in mind that your cuticles should not be completely removed because it is a protective barrier that prevents bacteria from harm infecting your body.
- Exfoliate your nails and hydrate it– Just like the entire surface of your skin, your nails are also susceptible to becoming oily where residue could build up. You can exfoliate your nails by buffing it with light block nail buffers by gently rubbing the solution to it. You can trim away all of the hangnails along with the dry skin using a cuticle nipper after.