Who does not love to have beautiful hands and lovely legs? It is impossible to make them look beautiful unless you take care of your nails. You can save your pocket by not visiting the expensive parlor and grooming and painting your nails right at your home. Follow these 5 tips for manicure and pedicure at home, which will give you a professional look to your nails.
1. Start It Clean:
Acetone can be harsh and stripping, so use a non-acetone remover to make your finger and toe nails polish-free. Use nail clippers or a nail file to shape your nails to your desired shape and length. Use a bluffing block to smooth the nail surface. This also removes all the stain that appears due to dark polish.
2. Exfoliate Your Nails:
Soak your hands and feet for 3-5 minutes before you start exfoliating them. Prepare a sugar scrub by mixing a tablespoon of sugar with a tablespoon of baby oil gel in your body scrub. Gently scrub away the dry, dead cells using it. It smells nice and makes your skin silky soft. Rinse your skin and pat dry.
3. Love for Your Cuticles:
Rub a bit of oil on your cuticles to soften it. Do not cut them as they will grow back thicker. Instead, use an orange wood stick to push them back to get a nice shape. You can also clean and remove dirt from under the nail with the stick. Massage your fingers and feet with a vitamin-enhanced moisturizer. Pat dry with a soft towel to remove excess oil and moisturizer.
4. Use a Base Coat:
To prevent staining nails, you should never skip the base coat. This helps to smooth any ridges. One thin coat of base coat is enough to create an even surface for your nail color.
5. Polish Away and Shine On:
Try two thin layers of nail polish. For a thin coat, apply the polish down the center of the nail first and then on each side. This helps in the longevity of the color. Also, thin coat dries quickly. Apply a top coat to add more shine. This also conceals flaws of the first coat, if there are any.
You Are Done!
As you are done with this lovely manicure and pedicure at home, you need to resist the urge to do anything except relaxing and chilling till the color sets. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to pamper yourself and feel the difference!