Looking great is the first step to giving yourself a confidence boost, and one way you can do that is through a manicure. For many women around the world, this has become as important as putting on your makeup each day. However, many of us don’t have time to head over to the salon every other week or so to get our nails done. If you are in that situation, don’t worry because you can actually do it yourself.
There are a few things you need to know in order to give yourself a proper manicure at home. First, make sure your nails are clean. This means using soap and water to wash them, then using a nail brush to scrub any dirt or debris that may be under the nails. Next, trim your nails if they are too long. You can use either nail scissors or clippers for this. Once your nails are clean and trimmed, it’s time to start the actual manicure process.
First, apply a cuticle cream or oil around the base of each nail. This will help moisturize the area and make it easier to push back the cuticles later on. Next, use a cuticle pusher tool to gently push back the cuticles on each finger. Be careful not to overdo it, as this can damage the skin around the nails. Once the cuticles are pushed back, it’s time to shape the nails themselves. You can use either a file or buffer for this step – just make sure you don’t file them too short!
Finally, it’s time for paint! If you want traditional polish, go ahead and choose your color (or colors) and apply one or two coats as desired. If you prefer gel polish, you’ll need to cure each layer under an LED light in order for it fully set before applying additional layers or colors. And that’s all there is to it! With just a little bit of time and effort, you can easily achieve salon-quality results right at home.