I am a nail technician. I have been in the industry for 11 years, and I specialize in gel polish manicures. I have seen a lot of nails and nail products, but there are still some things that surprise me. One of the biggest is how many people have no idea how to care for their nails, or even why they should care for their nails.
So here are my five tips on nail care, from a professional:
1. Nails are not indestructible! Keep them protected by using gloves whenever you use household cleaners or other chemicals.
2. Nails need moisturizer too! Use cuticle oil at least daily to keep your cuticles healthy and prevent hangnails. You can apply a thicker cream like Vaseline before bed to help keep moisture in while you sleep.
3. Nail polish remover is not good for your nails! It dries out the keratin in your nails and makes them more prone to breakage and peeling. Use it sparingly, and use non-acetone if you can (it’s less drying).
4. Don’t bite your nails! It’s bad for your teeth, your gums, and it can lead to infection; it also damages the nail matrix,
5 Tips on Nail Care from a Professional
As a nail technician, I have discovered a few tips that I give to all my clients. These are things that will help you have healthy nails, clean nails, and beautiful nails.
My number one tip for nail care is to remove your polish at the first sign of chipping or peeling. This is especially true if you use an acrylic nail enhancement. Filing away the old polish can ruin your acrylic enhancements and make them more prone to breakage and lifting. Even if you do not use acrylics, leaving off old polish can dull the shine of your natural nails, which can lead to damage or even yellowing.
Another tip is to avoid using nail polish in an effort to cover up your nails. If you see any yellowing or discoloration on your natural nails, try soaking them in lemon juice for ten minutes. This will help remove the stains and restore health back into your nails. You may also want to consider taking biotin supplements if you feel that might be causing the yellowing of your nails. Taking too much biotin (over ten thousand micrograms per day) can increase the rate at which your body metabolizes protein and calcium, leading to brittle nails. It
Hi all you nail lovers, I’m so excited to share some of my professional knowledge with you. As a nail technician, I spend all day dealing with nails, and I swear it has made me a better person. I find that doing other people’s nails is relaxing, and it gives me the opportunity to meet so many different types of people.
Caring for your cuticles may be the most important step in having healthy nails. They protect our nails from bacteria and other harmful elements. Although it may be tempting to cut your cuticles, don’t! Cuticles are very important in protecting our nails. If you do not have time for a full manicure, simply push back your cuticles with a cuticle pusher and apply some cuticle oil. This will help to keep them from drying out and cracking, which can lead to infections.
Proper nail polish application is also really important if you want healthy nails. I always recommend washing your hands before polishing your nails because any dirt or oil left on your nail will prevent the polish from adhering properly to your nail. Then apply a base coat before applying color; this will help protect your natural nail underneath the polish and leave it looking nice when you remove the color
A beauty blog that has that professional, beauty magazine edge to it. Think Vogue, Cosmo, InStyle, etc. Beautiful pictures and advice to keep you looking your best. The aim is to educate women on how they can be beautiful while also being kind to their bodies. Tips on how to take care of nails.
1. No picking, peeling or biting!
2. Wear gloves when cleaning and doing household chores.
3. Apply cuticle oil every night before bed to strengthen nails and promote growth.
4. Don’t forget your toes! Just like your fingers, it’s important to remove nail polish when necessary, apply cuticle oil and moisturize your feet.
5. Treat yourself to a professional manicure and/or pedicure every two weeks!
The first thing you have to do is have the right tools. You don’t need the most expensive, but you want to use the best quality that you can find. It’s fairly simple to find these items in a store. A nail file, nail clipper, and some cotton balls (or pads) are all essential for proper care of your nails. If you’re interested in sculpting your nails, you’ll also want a few more tools like a nail buffer and brush, and nail tips.
So what do you do with these items? First, make sure your nails are clean by filing them down so that they are all even length. Next, clip off any hangnails or other excess skin on your fingers or hands. You should also apply cuticle oil to keep your cuticles supple and strong. This will help prevent them from drying out and catching on things like clothes and other fabrics.
Once your nails are clean and healthy, you can start painting them if you like! You may want to use an acrylic paint for this step because it is easier to apply than the kind that comes in bottles. The reason it’s better is because it doesn’t take very long for the paint to dry – about two hours at room temperature. Then just peel
Today I would like to talk with you about nail care! So, let’s get right into it.
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