It is not always possible to turn to a professional to make your hands beautiful and well-groomed. But if desired, a spectacular manicure is easy to recreate on your own. How to do a manicure at home — tells MedAboutMe.
The best type of manicure: take your pick!
On the territory of Russia, edged manicure is very popular. Its main feature is that the cuticle is cut off with a special tool. But in European countries, most of the fair sex prefers unedged manicure, when the cuticle is removed with a remover or softened and gently pushed back with an orange stick.
An unedged manicure has a lot of advantages: minimal risk of skin damage and infection, the cuticle grows more slowly, the likelihood of burrs and a rough skin roller is excluded, the manicure itself takes less time, and the time between procedures, on the contrary, increases.
Therefore, the question of how to do a manicure at home is relevant only for unedged manicure. It is both safer and healthier!
Preparation for the procedure: 9 necessary items
In order for the procedure to benefit the hands and not cause trouble, it should be performed with high-quality tools. What do you need for a manicure at home?
You will need nail scissors and nail clippers, an orange stick to push back the cuticles, a nail file to shape the nails, a polisher file, a remover, nail polish remover, cotton pads and, finally, a moisturizing hand cream.
Make sure that all the listed items are at your fingertips and you can proceed to the most important thing.
How to make an unedged manicure at home: step by step instructions
Prepare a relaxing hand bath. You can add sea salt, your favorite essential and cosmetic oils to it. To create a cozy atmosphere, light candles, turn on classical music. Soak your hands in the bath for 10-15 minutes. Let this little procedure turn into a real beauty ritual!
Pat your hands dry with a soft, fluffy towel. Remove the coating with cotton pads soaked in nail polish remover. If your nails are uncoated, just degrease them.
If necessary, cut the length of the nails with nippers, and then give them the desired shape with a nail file. Please note: to avoid delamination of the nail plates, you can use the file only in one direction, and not left-right.
Now take a polishing file in your hands. With its help, you need to process the edges of the nails and the surface of the nail plates. Do it carefully.
With an orange stick, move the cuticle softened by water procedures to the edge of the nail. Apply cuticle remover, wait the time indicated in the instructions, then push the cuticle back with a stick, achieving aesthetic perfection.
At the end of the procedure, pamper your hands with an intensely moisturizing cream. It will preserve their youth and health and help preserve the created beauty.
Now you know which manicure is preferable, how to do it correctly.