Heading to a salon for a manicure is definitely an easier and relaxing option. Plus, it’s so fuss-free! But keeping your nails maintained, strong and healthy becomes easy with a home manicure set. In addition, it works wonder on chips that need retouching. Manicure At-Home is a simple treatment that protects the nails & cuticles, prevents cracks, yellowing, and splits. Just follow these 10 easy steps to get a salon-quality manicure at home.
HOW TO DO A PERFECT MANICURE AT-HOME
STEP 1: REMOVE ANY OLD POLISH
Gently take off nail polish using a cotton ball soaked in non-acetone polish remover. Make sure to rest your arms and manicure tools on a flat surface to avoid any smudges or spills. Wash your hands afterward.
STEP 2: SOAK
After removing the polish, place your hands in lukewarm milk for about 5-10 minutes. This procedure will soften and moisturize the nails & cuticles, and also help in easy nail clipping. Instead of milk, you can also try adding a few drops of oil, gentle soap in warm for soaking. After 5-10 minutes, thoroughly towel dry the hands and nails.
STEP 3: CLIPPING AND FILING
Start clipping the nails, if required. File the nails in the desired shape either round or square. [READ: 8 Best At Home Skin Care Tools And Devices]
STEP 4: CUTICLES CARE
You may either cut cuticles or just gently push them back using a cuticle stick for pedicure or manicure. Softening the cuticles with lotion or oil before pushing will give you a better result. Cuticle provides protection to nails and the nail bed and also prevents any infection due to debris and bacteria. After this step, take a few drops of oil and massage well into each nail for moisturized skin and nails. [READ: How to Start Beauty Parlour in India]
STEP 5: EXFOLIATE THE HANDS
Using a good hand scrub, Exfoliate your hands, forearms, and wrists to remove any dead skin cells. Take a nailbrush and clean the dirt under nails, if any. Wash your hands and gently towel dry them. [READ: 8 Tips On How To Take Care Of Nails ]
STEP 5: NAIL BUFFING
Take a nail buffer and gently rub onto each of your nails to make them shine and create a smooth surface. Nail Buffing improves circulation to your nail bed making them strong and helps to grow faster. [READ: Beauty Therapy Tips For Your Feet]
STEP 6: MASSAGE AND MOISTURIZE
Use a good quality hand cream to moisturize the nails and hands. Give a good self mini-massage to your fingers, forearms, and hands. This easy manicure at home step helps to hydrate your skin & nails and gives a relaxing time.
STEP 7: NAIL POLISH BASE COAT
Apply a nail polish base coat to protect and hydrate the nails and for chipping prevention. Wait for two minutes between each coat for best results.
STEP 8: FIRST COAT OF NAIL POLISH.
Let the fun begin! Start by applying a nail polish coat all the way down from cuticle, nail corners and finally the middle portion. Try to get the maximum coverage in the first coat itself to make the second coat look awesome. [Read: Top 8 Oily Hair Shampoo To Keep Your Hair Shiny & Smooth ]
STEP 9: SECOND COAT OF NAIL POLISH.
Post two minutes, start by applying the second coat of colour nail polish. While Sheer nail polish may also need a third coat for good colour and full coverage.
STEP 10: FINISH WITH NAIL POLISH TOPCOAT
Finish your manicure by applying a topcoat that will prevent Nail Polish from Chipping and give shiny nails.
And Viola! You’re ready with your perfect nails at home! You can use the same steps for both DIY manicure pedicure at home.
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