As we all to do your part to help flatten the curve, So nail salon appointments are on hold for an unlimited time. As a result, you might have some questions about maintenance of our healthy nails and cuticles right about now like how to perform an at-home manicure without the mess, or how to remove a gel or dip manicure without damaging nails. If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered.Here we are going to share some basic tips to help you maintain healthy nails and cuticles right now, and some tips to keep them looking pretty, while you are at it home.
Table of Content
- Always Trim your nails straight across
- Clean your nails with polish remover
- Take Care of Your Cuticles
- Keep fingernails dry and clean
- Practice good nail hygiene
- Use moisturizer
- Apply a protective layer
- Ask your doctor about biotin
- Never biting your Nails
- Use Gloves for Protection
- Apply first coat of color
1.Always Trim your nails straight across.
Trimming nail in straits across can help you avoid ingrown nails. Further you should try to cut your nails right after you have showered, so that the nails are softer. If you had like to soften the corners or edges of nails, you should use a nail file or emery board.
•You should file in a consistent direction to prevent weakening your nails, filing back and forth severely damages your nails over time.
• Disinfect your nail care tools monthly in 70 % or stronger isopropyl alcohol.
• To maintain your nail flexibility and prevent them from splits, always moisturize them after trimming them.
2. Clean your nails with polish remover
• In the order to get a considerable manicure at your home, you must do as the pros do by spending as much time prepping nails as you do polish your nail. Its means starting with a good nail polish remover like Sally Hansen’s. It quickly takes off all polish and has crucial nutrients to help strengthen your nails and moisturize your cuticles. Even if you do not have any polish on, you will still want to run a cotton ball of remover over each nail to get rid of any oils or dirt that could warp your polish. Do not forget to wash your hands with soap and water after it.
3. Take Care of Your Cuticles
• To follow the proper care methods for the strength and care of nails is just the basic step, caring for your cuticles is just as essential, if not more. Over the coming few weeks, your cuticles are going to grow. If you do not have cuticle oil in your home use this old trick: take olive oil and put it around your cuticles. It will keep them moisturized.
• Apply it at night before bed so they can sit overnight while you are sleeping further experts add that Nails Inc has a great Superfood Repair Oil to add moisture back in the cuticles.
• Cuticles can be super delicate, but because they protect your nail growth from bacteria, so they are essential part of caring for your natural nails.
4. Keep fingernails dry and clean
This prevents bacteria from growing under your fingernails. Repeated or prolonged contact with water can cause bestow to split your fingernail. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves before washing dishes, cleaning or using harsh chemicals.
5. Practice good nail hygiene
Use a sharp manicure scissors or clippers.
Frist of all trim the nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve.
6. Use moisturizer
If you are going to use hand lotion, rub the lotion into your fingernails and cuticles, too.
7. Apply a protective layer
Applying a nail hardener might help strengthen nails.
8. Ask your doctor about biotin
Some expert’s opinion is that nutritional supplement biotin might help strengthen weak or brittle fingernails.
9. Never biting your Nails
Biting your nails causes a lot of damage. In addition to making your nails look more impressive, the contact with your saliva makes them weak and brittle. It also harms your cuticles. Putting fingers in mouth can transmit the dirt and germs from your fingers to your mouth.
10.Use Gloves for Protection
If you do your household chores yourself, then this is a good option for you. A lot of cleansing detergents contain chemicals and can cause harm to nails when they come in contact with them.
A straightforward solution is to wear gloves and happily go about your chores without worrying about your nails. Make sure that you have washed your gloves thoroughly after use and hang them out in the sunlight to sanitize them.
11.Apply first coat of color
Apply a coat of your color of choice, being sure to get the brush all the way down to the cuticle and into the corners of nails. Maximum coverage on the first coat makes the second coat a breeze so you should keep the layer very thin.
Almost all of us overload the brush and do too many strokes, Nails Inc. founder Thea Green describes, key is to load just enough polish on the brush to cover nails in one coat. Some experts recommend the striping your nail three times,
Once down the middle,
Once on each side.
Another trick that helps
Always try a polish handle, like the Poppy from Olive & June, to keep your hand steadier as you paint.