Before applying nail polish, you should take care of your nails and hands; healthy nails and soft hands are essential to the beauty of a manicure.
What are the most important steps for taking care of nails before applying nail polish?
A well done manicure adds to the beauty and elegance of your hands provided you take care of your nails in the correct way:
1- Clean your nails daily with a nail brush to remove impurities.
2- Trim your nails weekly and file them in a round or rectangular way for a more elegant look.
3- Keep your manicure tools in a clean condition to avoid contaminating your nails with germs and bacteria; clean the tools dipping them in hot water for 5 minutes every week or after each use.
4- Cut and file your nails weekly but not daily; filing nails every day can weaken them more quickly.
5- Moisturize and take care of nails and cuticles; use continuously a nourishing product for nails and a moisturizer for cuticles to keep your nails and hands in a good condition.
6- Use a good quality nail products; apply a base coat before applying nail polish to create an isolating layer between nail and nail polish.
7- Clean the skin around you nails if stained with polish to keep your fingers healthy; nail polish prevents skin from breathing.
8- If you wear nail polish in a regular way, you should remove it once a week for a whole day to keep your nails in a good condition.
9- When removing nail polish, use a polish remover of good quality to keep your nails healthy.
10- Remove nail polish gently without pressing on nails and use a piece of cotton to remove nail polish.
11- After removing nail polish, your nail might look yellowish due to pigments and chemicals contained in nail polish. To get rid of this yellowish color, clean your nails with a mixture of milk and lemon.
12- Take care of your nails; don’t bite them and don’t use them to open cans or anything else that can damage them.
13- Adopt a balanced diet; eat food containing suitable quantities of proteins, vitamins and minerals to keep your nails beautiful and healthy.
14- Drink enough water; lack of water in the body may lead to weak and breakable nails.
15- Use gloves when doing domestic chore to avoid any direct contact between nails and hands with detergent products.
16- After working with water, put almond oil on your nails and wrap them with a warm piece of cloth for 15 minutes.
By following these steps, you will get beautiful nails and soft hands that will enhance your beauty and elegance.