HOW TO MANICURE AT HOME


       Your hands are one of the first areas that people will look at when they meet you.

Keep your nails clean and tidy and help your nails to stay strong and healthy.

Natural nails are made up of protein keratin. The nail plate requires a certain amount of

flexibility and moisture to encourage healthy growth. Using ‘hardening’ treatments and

harsh chemicals on natural nails will make the nail plate brittle and more prone to breakages.

       A homecare plan is recommended to maintain and enhance the treatment at home.

Doing your own manicure at home you can save a lot of money and that may be necessary in the

economic situation of the United States and even the world. Saving money in the care of nails and

spend it somewhere you really need it can make life.

Doing a home manicure is easier and it is a great alternative to going to an expensive nail salon.

Some people simply don’t have the time; some people don’t like to spend the money.

There are plenty of methods by which the health of the nails can be taken care of, however the best

method to follow would be the natural ones.

                                                                 MANICURE AT HOME

       A manicure treatment is not only a treatment for the natural nails, but also for the hands.

A manicure consists of filing, shaping of the free edge, treatments, massage of the hand and the

application of polish.

what you need for your manicure at home:

  • Nail Polish
  • Clear Top Coat/Base Coat/Transparent Color
  • Nail File/Nail Cutter
  • Cotton Swabs/Tissue
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cuticle Oil (Optional)
  • Tooth Pick

CLEAN YOUR NAILS:

  • The first and most obvious step for getting great-looking nails is to clean them.
  • This means removing old polish with nail polish remover until your whole fingernail is your 

natural true color.

  • Use as little nail polish remover as necessary to remove the polish. 
  • Nail-polish remover is extremely drying on the entire nail area, especially the cuticle. 
  • Keeping contact with nail polish remover to a minimum is crucial for the well-being of the nail

and cuticle.

SHAPE YOUR FINGERNAILS:

  • Before soaking your fingernails in water, either cut them or file them into shape.
  • When fingernails are wet, they are more prone to damage than when they are dry.
  • Gently file the nails into the shape you want.
  • Fingernails can be given a slightly rounded edge to protect the nail growth.

TREAT YOUR CUTICLES:

  • Soaking the cuticle is necessary if you plan to remove a bit of excess cuticle. 
  • Over-soaking the nails can damage them, so immerse your nails in plain warm water for 

not more than three minutes.

  • Avoid soapy or detergent-filled water, which only dries the skin and damages the cuticle.

MOSITURIZE CUTICLES:

  • Cuticle is the soft skin that forms at the bottom of your fingernail at the place where your 

fingernail cartilage and your skin meet.

  • Moisturize cuticles with thick moisturizer. Almost any moisturizer will do.
  • It is not necessary to purchase special cuticle creams.
  • As an option, you can apply a specialized cuticle remover that actually dissolves

excess cuticle skin.

  • When you are done, take a cloth and gently push back your cuticles.
  • Use the toothpick to create lines around the cuticle area which also helps in cleaning under 

the nails and around the cuticle area.

SCRUB YOUR SKIN:

  • This is optional step. But doing so will give you great look on your hands.
  • Use a homemade scrub for smoothing your skin.
  • Soak your hands for five minutes in warm water and then smooth the skin with a pumice stone 

or some scrub.

  • Rinse well and dry.

POLISHING NAILS:

  • It’s time to paint…
  • Now you are ready to pick out a nail polish color from your own home nail polish collection. 
  • Pick out a color that matches your skin color, outfit styles that you wear.
  • Before you polish your nails, it is essential to remove any remaining oil or moisturizer from them.
  • Polish your nails in layers, allowing them to dry between coats. 
  • A minimum of three coats is standard. 

COAT 1:

  • Apply clear base coat, also known as transparent nail color.
  • Make sure you coat your whole nail evenly.
  • Starting at the base of the nail and applying polish in an upward motion helps you evenly coat 

your nail.

  • Allow enough time to dry 1st coating.

COAT 2:

  • This step is really important.
  • Take the bottle of nail polish that you’re going to use for color and roll it between your hands. 
  • If you shake it to mix up the color you’ll end up with bubbles in the polish and your manicure 

will go to pot.Roll it back and forth to get perfect nail color.

  • Starting at the base of the nail and applying polish in an upward motion helps you evenly coat 

your nail.

  • Before going for final coat, it’s important to clean extra nail polish around the edges of your nails.
  • Wrap a tissue around tooth pick, dip it in the nail polish remover and clear the extra nail paint.
  • Now let it sit for 20 minutes.
COAT 3:
  • This is one of the most important steps.
  • Put on the top coat with clear base color, also known as transparent color.
  • This will protect your color and make your nails look all shiny and happy. 
  • Do only one top coat now, but every couple of days give your nails a new one to make sure 

they stay fresh.


          One of the best ways to ensure a flawless manicure is to do it at night, before bed.

Once your nails are reasonably dry, you can moisturize your hands with some high quality lotion.

Manicure twice a month is a must to keep those hands beautiful.




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