It is almost impossible to become the owner of perfect nails without proper care and special products (oils, balms, bases, etc.). However, spending a fortune on medical manicure and special medications is not at all necessary. A few clever tricks will help you strengthen your nails and keep your hands well-groomed in no time.Having beautiful nails is less a matter of luck and more a matter of caring for them correctly. Here are dermatologists’ top manicure and pedicure tips.
In order to have beautiful well-groomed hands, you do not have to be a regular at beauty salons. Simple nail care tips will help you have a beautiful manicure much easier than you think. So here is some advice about manicures and pedicures.
- Yellow nails give away smokers and those who like to apply varnish without a special base. To get rid of yellow spots, soak your hands in a hydrogen peroxide solution and then brush with moisturizer. Another fun and effective way is to use whitening toothpaste. Apply it to your nails with a brush, leave it on for five minutes, and then rinse it off. A translucent pearlescent varnish will help to fix the result.
- For the simplest and most effective homemade nail mask, you only need two ingredients – a spoonful of olive oil and a couple of drops of lemon juice. Rub the mixture into the nail plate and cuticle, then put on cotton gloves for 15-20 minutes. For best results, the mask can be applied before bed and left overnight.
- Replace your regular hand cream with a leftover sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (30 to 50+). Minerals (zinc, titanium, etc.) are usually used as filters in such products. They perfectly strengthen nails and do not allow them to exfoliate.
- Essie Weingarten, manicure guru and founder of her own brand Essie, advises once a week to arrange a strengthening warm bath with sea salt for your nails.
- For manicure use bases and coatings with protein and calcium, which stimulate the growth of nails and reduce their breakage. The base can be applied in two layers, not only on the outer side of the nail, but also on the “wrong side” of the grown tip.
- Several times a year (especially in the off-season) take a course of dietary supplements with trace elements (calcium, zinc, magnesium), squalene or collagen. A deficiency of these components is bad for the condition of not only nails, but also skin and hair.
- And finally: if you want your nails to be strong and strong, stop doing household chores without gloves, do not cut your nails with scissors (this leads to delamination, since the free edge does not seal) and do not get carried away by super-resistant gel coatings (they pull liquid from the nail plate).And don’t remove gelish manicure by yourself. Because in the salon the masters use special gel removal or a special machine for removing gel.
- Use natural cotton pads to wash off nail polish. Unlike cotton, synthetic wool is harmful to your nails. Indeed, during friction, it becomes a source of a small discharge of static electricity, and also mechanically injures the surface (the fibers of synthetic wool are much coarser and larger than those of cotton). Of course, after a single use, you will not feel much difference. However, over time, the nail plate will respond to all irritants with fragility, delamination and loss of shine.
- .Plus, peeling off the cover with natural cotton will save you time. After all, synthetic sponges absorb much worse, which leads to smearing of the varnish and the need for repeated wiping of the surface.
- Short nails are in fashion. Needless to say that “nails-claws” are no longer relevant? Today all over the world women of fashion show cute “baby” nails. And this fashion only plays into the hands of fans of quick nail care. After all, a short manicure is more reliable (nails break less often), convenient and practical. In addition, to apply the coating on small nails, you will need significantly less time. And the shape of the nail plate will be much easier and faster to correct. So arm yourself with a file and remove all unnecessary.
If you decide to apply a decorative coating to your nails, follow these tips:
- The coating (even very rich and thick) should be applied in at least two coats. Such a manicure will be more durable, and the color will be saturated, without “gaps”.
- Allow the first coat to dry before applying the second coat. Otherwise, you can “smear” all the beauty, even if from above the manicure already seems dry.
- If you made a mistake and somewhere touched the varnish or the coating did not lie evenly, wipe it off and reapply. It is not worth “sketching” the mistake. It is in the places of irregularities that chips of the coating are most often formed.
- Use a fixer. It will add depth and shine to the color of the coating. In addition, it is the use of a high-quality fixative that will help you make your manicure one third more durable, which means it will save time and money.
- Even if you really need to quickly dry the varnish, never use a hair dryer. First, a strong air flow can cause the varnish to “drip off”. And secondly, this method can lead to dryness of the skin of the hands, and as a consequence, peeling, jagged cuticles, the appearance of barbs, etc.
Also regular grooming In addition to basic cuticle and coating procedures, which should be done about once a week, remember to take care of your hands in between.
To keep your hands beautiful longer, moisturize the skin on the palms, cuticles and base (bed) of the nail plate. To do this, you should make it a habit to regularly use cuticle oil, which should be gently rubbed into the base of the nail at least once a day. Also, always carry a quality hand moisturizer with you. Use it every time your skin feels dry.
Let your hands delight you with their grooming and beauty!