It is always important to take care of your hands and feet as much as you take care of your face. Because hands and feet are the most exposed part of our body and skin of hands and feet tends to dry very easily.
Don’t you think, nails are the most beautiful parts of our hands? And taking care of them doesn’t mean splurging on an expensive manicure. You can do it at your home with the help of the right manicure set.
Now, I’m going to breaking down each step with the necessary tools, so that you can able to get a professional-looking manicure at home.
Let’s look at the steps to learn how to do a manicure at home.
Always wash and clean your hand before starting off.
Soak your hand in lukewarm water, so that it can soften the cuticles and skin around the nail. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil in the water for extra relaxation.
Now, use a fingernail brush to scrub under the nails. An old toothbrush can do the same but make sure its bristles are soft enough.
Now use a flat rounded tip cuticle pusher to push the cuticle back. Be as gentler as possible. Warm water makes cuticle soft and easy to push back.
If your cuticle appears thick and hard, then use a cuticle trimmer to cut them. But be careful while trimming the skin.
Now when you are done with cuticles, use a nail chopper to trim and shape your nail. It is a simple and safe tool that gives your nails the desired shape and length. You can also use the fingernail chopper to give nails tip the shape you want like oval, round or square.
Now use an emery board to file your nails. Stay away from metal filers since they are not flexible and can damage your nails. While filing nails always go in one direction like from edge toward the center of the nail. Using a back and forth motion while filing can split nails that you don’t want it to occur.
Now use a thicker emery board or nail buffer to buff the surface of the nails making it smoother. You can also try rectangular block buffers to polish and smoothing of nails.
Wash your hand and pat dry. Now apply cuticle cream or oil over nails and give a gentle massage. Let it sit for some minutes then use a tissue to soak up the residue.
Now it is time to apply the base coat which prevents nails from turning yellow. When the base cost gets completely dried, apply your favorite nail paint. Let it dry then apply a topcoat for extra glossiness and shine.
Last and the most important step is to wash and disinfect your manicure tools after every use. You can use rubbing alcohol and leave those tools in it for some time. This disinfects those tools and prevents bacterial growth.
You can buy different useful manicure sets and get makeup offers from Nykaa and get a salon-like manicure at 1the comfort of your home!
That’s all for today’s post. Hope you find it helpful. Until next time.
Thanks a lot for sharing step by step tutorial for doing menicure at home. I really liked the idea of adding essential oil, it will help in feeling more refreshing.
It has been ages since I have stepped in a salon. These steps are surely helpful for many like me.
This is great for women who do not have too much time to dedicate to self-care by going out to parlours and salons. Will be trying it this weekend!
Now manicure become easy to do at home. I will try it tomorrow.
I hardly get time to go out for special manicures or pedicures. These step wise tutorial seems quite easy, I’ll try it at home soon
I rarely get a manicure done. Always try home kits and they are so useful.
These are very helpful tips to save our bucks from getting salon manicures.
These are again awesome tips to follow a good manicure regimen.. Loves the post.
These are some great tips, shall follow as winters settle in my hands texture completely changes.
this is a lovely post and i like doing my own manicure at home, because the skin around my nails is very soft.
Although I hardly get time to do manicure nowadays but if I’ll do will surely check out nykaa..
I picked up the manicure kit a couple of months back and getting a hang of it. I love doing this at home as it saves time and a lot of money too,
Thanks for the following steps of Manicure. Surely I will try at home.