Nail care is a hit in the beauty routine and provides a unique moment of well-being and even self-esteem. In addition, today the beauty market presents products and techniques for each stage, making the step by step more complete and the nails increasingly well cared for.
Below, check out some tips and habits for this moment in your beauty routine, ensuring strong, healthy and beautiful nails!
Step 1: Remove the Nail Polish
Wipe off any nail polish or product residue that is on your nails. To do this, avoid the chemical agents of acetone and bet on a compound-free remover – this helps not to damage the nails or dry out the skin of the hands.
Step 2: Cut and File Your Nails
To prevent your nails from breaking easily, trim their length and file them – always respecting their natural shape. Caution: use a nail buffer (the one to give shine and remove ripples) in moderation, since in excess they can thin and weaken the nails.
Step 3: Cuticle Care
Did you know that cuticles protect the base of the nail against fungi and bacteria? Therefore, the main care for them is hydration!
You can push them with a cuticle pusher or even remove the excess skin, but never forget to keep the area moisturized daily with a hand cream, thus preventing dryness.
Step 4: Applying the Base Coat
The base coat penetrates the nail and prepares it to receive the nail polish. You can bet on the strengthening and nourishing versions, in order to reinforce the health and protection of the nails.
Step 5: Applying the Nail Polish
Choose a good quality nail polish, explore the color options and pick your favorite! Before applying the product, gently move the bottle to mix and even out the color. Avoid shaking the bottle, as this can create bubbles and ruin the enamel.
Then apply two coats to each nail to ensure intense, smudge-free coverage.
Step 6: Applying a Glossy Top Coat
After cleaning the corners with the help of a toothpick, cotton round and nail polish remover, finish the enameling with a product that adds shine, helps in complete drying and increases the durability of the enamel.
What is a must in a at-home manicure kit?
A complete manicure kit at home must have: files, pliers, towel (to support the hands and avoid staining or ruining furniture if any product falls), nail polish remover, a small bowl, scissors, toothpick, cotton rounds, base coat, and strengthener.
Tips for Flawless Nail Polish at Home
- Apply in the order: base coat, nail polish, and top coat;
- Do not apply very thick coats of nail polish;
- Two coats of nail polish are enough (wait for your nails to dry from one coat to the next);
- Finish with an extra shine, nail dryer spray;
- The ideal drying time for nail polish is 10 minutes;
Who out there loves this nail care moment at home? Which tip did you get from this post and already want to put into practice?