Everyone loves a good look, including our hands and fingernails. Professional manicure plays an important role in keeping your hands looking their best. As with anything you spend hard money on, you want to make sure you get the most out of your money. There can also be times when life gets in the way and you can’t get to a beauty salon right when you want to. There are several things you can do between visits to make sure your manicure lasts as long as possible.
Keep Hands and Nails Hydrated
You already know that you need to moisturize your hands regularly to keep your hands looking good. But did you know that the nails and cuticles also need hydration? Dried nails become brittle and there is a risk of splitting and splitting. Ask a nail technician to recommend a good quality cuticle oil and apply it every day before bed, right before applying your nightly hand cream. This will help keep your nails hydrated and less likely to break.
Wash Your Hands Rather Than Sanitize
The active ingredient in hand sanitizer is alcohol, which is very drying to skin and nails. Whenever possible opt to wash with moisturizing hand soap and water instead to prevent this drying effect that can wreck your manicure.
Treat Your Nails With Care
The role of your nails is to protect your fingers, not tightening screws, opening cans, and scraping off stickers. So, be sure to use the proper tool for the job and spare your nails. You need to treat them with care if you want your manicure to last. You should also be sure to always wear gloves to protect your nails when cleaning, washing dishes, or gardening.
When You Can’t Make It to the Salon
If you can’t go to the salon and your nails look ragged, there are a few things you can do. If you know in advance that it will take some time before your next visit, ask your nail salon worker to recommend a coating that you can use to help protect your nails. For nails that are in desperate need of filling, do not try to fill them yourself. Instead, apply a little sparkling powder to the foundation with a topcoat to conceal the concealer with the ombre effect. If your tips are rough and chipped, gently file them and coat them with paint to seal and refresh them.