A manicure is a beauty treatment of hands and nails. It is professionally performed at nail salon. A manicure consists of nail filing, cleaning, shaping, cuticle removing and some others. In this method skin is manipulated and sometimes also trimmed, that’s why certain risk about spreading skin infections is involved when tools are used among different people. In many countries like Australia, United States and some others provide personal nail tool kit to purchase for their customers. In many areas, manicurists are licensed and also follow some regulations. But to go to salon for manicure is expensive as well as sufficient time is required for this method that’s why here we are going to provide a professional manicure at home.
The things which you are required at home are:
- Nail polish remover (preferably non acetone)
- Buffing block
- Nail filer
- Cotton balls
- Hand scrub
- Cuticle cream
- Orange wood stick
- Nail polish (base coat, colour, top coat)
Professional Manicure at Home
Clean your nails
Before starting your manicure make sure proper cleanliness of your nails by using a non-acetone nail polish remover because it is not harsh and stripping to nails. Then by using a buffing block smooth the surface of your nails. It will remove all yellow stains of your nails which you got by using dark nail colours.
File your nails
Next step is to file your nails in required shape and length. There are many shapes including oval, square, pointed, almond, round and square with round corners. You should select the shape which suits you and goes with your fingers shape.
Soak and scrub
Take a bowl with warm water in it and soak your hands for about five minutes in it. Then scrub your hands by using a good quality hand scrub. You can make one sugar scrub at home for you also. You have to mix one tablespoon of sugar and baby oil gel about one tea spoon. Mix it well and gently scrub away the dry and dead skin cells.
Cuticle Care and nail filing
Apply a cuticle cream at your cuticles and gently massage then by using an orangewood stick push them back to get a really nice and neat nails. A tip for you is to remove your cuticle right after taking a shower. At this time your cuticles are soft and can be removed by easily pushing them with your nails. Now file your nails in a shape you need.
Nail Polish Application
Our last and most flattering step is nail polish application. Don’t forget your base coat it is really important as it provides a shield for your nails. Then apply your nail colour and top coat or nail hardener.
Your manicure is done, have a look and enjoy it.