Often wondered how to get your hands more beautiful and soft after all the household chores you do? Getting manicure and pedicure at salon is often the solution but sometimes too tired or lazy to get yourself to the salon so here are some tips and ways to get a professional manicure at home. You no longer need to wait for the salon appointment nor specially going to the salon for just manicure. The tips and methods will give you a perfect manicure job at home with basic products and items that you will love. It is sometimes really good to pamper yourself and have a cozy feeling of staying at home yet getting all set to nourish your beautiful hands.
Here are some ways to do manicure at home:
- Gather the stuff
Be sure that you have all the right items ready and within your range. The essential item includes:
- Cotton swabs
- Nail polish remover
- Nail clipper
- Cuticle pusher
- Callous remover
- Hand or nail moisturizer lotion
- Lukewarm water
- Face cleanser
- Nail trimmer
- Nail foiler
- Base coat
- Nail polish
- Clear top coat
- Remove previous nail polish
Remove previously applied nail polish. Use acetone or non-acetone based remover because both types are same. Nail polish removers always leave your nails dry by taking off the natural shine and grease of your nails.
After removing the nail polish, soak your hands in water for few seconds and then shape your nails with the help of clippers. Then use filer to file the nails and file them in desired shape. Don’t use hard steely filers rather opt for gentle emery board or filer. Don’t file too hard that nails would splinter off. Smooth off the sides and top of nails, usually it is best to shape nails ion round or square form. Make sure that you have good quality buffers near your while shaping the nails.
Now the best part is to soak your hands in lukewarm water for 6 minutes maximum. Add face cleanser and salt in the water, it will gently give softness to your hands. Avoid adding soap or detergents in water as they will dry up your hands and harden your cuticles. Place your hands and gently massage your hands with a soft brush or loofah continuously.
Now your hands are soft and wet, cuticle can be removed easily with cuticle remover but it is best to use be cuticle natural remover to ease the task.
Now gently remove the excess cuticle and callouses from the nails. Do not over do rather under do this step because if you don’t remove it gently or a slight mistake in removing it will cause you pain and worse nails ever.
Now pat dry your hands with soft cloth and apply moisturizer on hands and nails gently and luxuriously. Massage your hands for at least 60 seconds. This will soften and moisturize your hands and nails, helps to rejuvenate your hand’s moisture and softness.
After moisturizing, apply base coat on the nails. Dry the base coat and then apply the nail color of your choice. Wait till it dries up and then for even tone of nail polish apply top coat.