Give a manicure to your hands
As you have
seen in our last article we can easily do a pedicure at home without wasting money in
beauty salon. Likewise we can give beauty to our hands at home itself. Take
care of them, keep them moisturized and well manicured and you can defy the
experts. Let's see how to do manicure at home.
Things you need:
Nail polish remover
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of oil, Coconut
oil, almond oil, or olive oil will all work.
you begin an at-home manicure, Place your metal nail tools in an antiseptic
solution for about 15 minutes to kill any bacteria and germs.
So here is what you have to do:
Most important part is
filing and buffing your nails.
- Remove all traces of your
nail polish. Use as many cotton balls as needed.
- Never file the nail in a
back and forth motion. Instead, go from side to side, in one direction.
- Shape your nails in desired
- Buff the surface of the
fingernail after filing.
- Fill bowl with warm water
and mix oil and sugar together and scrub mixture onto hands to exfoliate.
- Brush nails with a soft
manicure brush so that polish will adhere to them properly. Pat hands dry with
- Apply cuticle remover cream
and gently push back the cuticles using cuticle remover or an orangewood stick.
Never cut your cuticles. Massage away dead skin using circular movements.
- Wrap hands in warm towel for 2 minutes.
This will allow the oil to really sink into your skin.
- Dry off hands.
- Apply hand lotion and
massage your palm of your hand with the thumb of your other hand. This will
improve blood circulation. Work your way all over your hand and repeat with
your other hand.
- Before you paint your
nails, clean them with an orange stick that has been wrapped with cotton and
dipped in nail polish remover and rub over the surface of the nail. Remove any
- Apply a protective base
coat, covering the entire nail but stopping short of the cuticle.
- Apply two coats of your
favorite polish color, starting with a single stroke down the center of the
nail, then across the cuticle base and down the two sides without touching the
cuticle. Allow each coat to dry.
- Finish with a topcoat for
extra gloss and the shield against chipping.
Here you get beautiful hand with gorgeous nails. Even you can do
nail designing at home by using various designing tools available in market.
Tips to maintain your
Apply a fresh layer of top coat
every two days to extend the life of your manicure.
Wear gloves for any activities
which might damage your manicure, like gardening or washing the dishes.
Don't use your nails as a tool
to open something.
Before going to bed always
apply hand cream.
So next time when you want to pamper your hands don't go to parlor
just relax and give your hand a perfect manicure at home.
(Sources: beautytipsonline.com, beauty.iloveindia.com)