A beautiful manicure is not the same as a correct one. What should i avoid during the procedure?
1. Trim the cuticle
Manicurists, who can call themselves professionals, tirelessly insist that edged manicure cannot be done. The explanation is very simple. The cuticle is a strip of skin that protects the root of the nail from impurities. By trimming the cuticle, we deprive the nails of this protection. At the same time, you should not leave the cuticle completely intact. It is important, for example, to exfoliate it with the help of special removers that help remove dead skin cells and give the cuticle a more neat look.
2. Saw nails back and forth
It seems to be done by absolutely everyone. In order to shorten the regrown nails as soon as possible, they are quickly sawed in two directions, which cannot be done. Experts say that because of this, the nail is damaged, microcracks appear on it, making it weaker and more brittle. Saw nails correctly in one direction, starting from one of the corners and moving on to the second. It takes more time and patience, but it keeps your nails healthy.
3. Apply thick layers of varnish
Better to apply three to four thin coats than two thick, thick ones. Thin layers will dry much faster, while thick ones will begin to bubble and, due to the fact that they take longer to dry, will create a risk of ruining the manicure. Lubricating the varnish will be as easy as shelling pears.
4. Shake the bottle with varnish
To make the varnish a little more liquid and therefore convenient to apply, you do not need to shake the bottle up and down. Because of this, small air bubbles appear in the thickness of the varnish. After application, it will bubble on the nails, and few people need a bumpy manicure. Instead, just roll the varnish bottle in your palms.
5. Leave the tips of the nails untreated
In order for the varnish to last longer without chipping, you need to "seal" the nails at the tips. When starting to apply the topcoat, brush around the edge of your nails a couple of times to create a kind of protection against chips and cracks. This trick helps extend the life of a classic manicure.
6. Carelessly apply the finish
Due to the fact that the finish coat is transparent, it is no longer applied to the nails as accurately as colored varnish. It is not visible at first. When all layers of varnish are dry, the fact that you have gone beyond the color boundary will become noticeable. In addition, it is in those areas where there is no varnish under the finish-coating, it begins to peel off and chip faster, so that a manicure due to this negligence may not last long.
7. Dry your nails in cold water
Contact with cold water only changes the consistency of the nail polish, but does not help it dry. This is because, in fact, it does not dry out, but gradually hardens under the influence of oxygen. And for this to happen, it is better to keep your hands not in water, but in the air. However, having done a manicure a couple of hours ago, it is better to wash your hands in cold water. Due to the warmth, the nail plate may expand, and the varnish layer will not change its size. For this reason, fresh manicure deteriorates faster.
8. Use cotton swabs
Many people think that the easiest way to get rid of blots is to soak a cotton swab in nail polish remover and erase the color marks left on the skin. However, cotton swabs are large enough, and with a careless movement, you can erase the excess already on the nail itself. Professionals advise using thin nail art brushes if you need to fix or clean up something.
9. File off gel polish
If in a nail salon they propose to cut down the gel polish in order to get rid of it as soon as possible and start updating the manicure, this should be discarded. And change the master. Together with gel polish, the upper part of the nails is often cut down. This, of course, spoils them, makes them thinner and weaker.