Easy and Simple Tips to Do Manicure at Home

Posted under Nails

When you meet someone for the first time you shake hands. This is why hands are one of the first things people notice about you. In case you do not bother to take care of your nails and hands, then you must start doing it from today onwards. Remember that the first impression about a person goes a long way. So, in order to create a good impression about yourself, you must manicure your hands once in a while.

Home menicure

Most of us think that getting manicure treatments is an expensive deal, but in reality it is nothing like that. No need to take an appointment in the salon for manicure and spend money. You can do a manicure at your home without any assistance.

Believe it or not, doing a manicure at home is a great way to unwind your stress and it makes you feel good about yourself when your hands look. To do manicure at home you can buy a manicure set, and if you do not have one, there is nothing to worry about. You can collect the items included in a manicure set and make your own set.

Here are certain things you will need to do manicure at home:

  • A bowl with lukewarm water where you can dip your hands in
  • Cotton balls
  • Paper towels
  • Nail cutter
  • Nail filer
  • Buffer
  • Cuticle remover
  • Nail paint remover
  • Your favorite shade of nail paint
  • A flat board to place your hand on
  • Hand cream or moisturizing cream.

Collect all the things in one place and sit in a room where there is plenty of light.

Here is a step by step way to do manicure at home on your own.

Step 1# Remove the old nail paint:

Before you start with your manicure, you must take off the old nail paint from your finger nails. Use a good quality nail paint remover. Soak a cotton ball with some of the solution of the remover and gently rub it above your finger nails. If the nail paint is too old or there are too many coats of nail paint, it may take some time. Follow this step unless your fingernails are free from old nail paints. While using a remover, make sure that the solutions is used on the nails only and you are not touching the sensitive skin near the nails.

Step 2# Trim your nails:

Next you need to trim and file your nails to a length of choice. If you wish you can keep the length of your nails long or short but go for one in which you are comfortable. First trim the nails with the help of a sharp clipper or scissor. As for shape, you can keep it square or rounded depending upon your preference. Once the nails are cut take a nail filer and start filing your nails in one direction. Start from the edges and gradually move towards the top and you must not file your nails back and forth. Finally with the help of a soft buffer you need to make the surface of each nail smooth. Be careful because too much buffing with weaken your nails.

Step 3# Soak your hands:

Next you need to soak your hands in a bowl of soapy lukewarm water for around five to seven minutes. In the water, you can put a moisturizing soap or a tablespoon of your favorite liquid soap. This will help in making the cuticles soft and loosen up the dirt below your finger nails. Never use too hot water as it will dry out your hands and nails and also do not soak your hands for too long time. Once you soak your hands you will feel your fingers relaxed and your hands will feel comfortable. Finally wash your hands in fresh water and pat fry it using a soft towel or paper tissue.

Step 4# Remove cuticles:

Now apply good quality cuticle oil or moisturizing lotion on your hands thoroughly. If you do not have cuticle oil you can use olive oil also. This will help in nourishing and softening rough spots. Now take a cuticle remover and push back the cuticles one at a time so that it loosens up. Trim excess skin with the help of a cuticle nipper. Be sure not to cut your cuticles, which can cause infection and damage the nail. Do not put too much pressure as it can cause bleeding.

Step 5# Scrub your hands:

Now if you wish you can scrub your hands. This step is no mandatory and so if you do not have much time you can surely skin this step. Scrubbing will improve the blood circulation of your hands. To scrub your hands you can use your regular body scrub or else you can prepare a homemade scrub by mixing olive oil and salt or raw sugar together. You need to scrub your hands only for two to three minutes only. Too much scrubbing is not recommended. Do not scrub your fingers as it will remove the shine of your nails. Finally wash your hands and fingers thoroughly with fresh water and pat dry using a soft towel.

Step 6# Apply moisturizer:

Next apply some rich moisturizer on your hands. You can use any of your favorite moisturizer. Make sure the moisturizer is applied properly on your hands and cuticles. Gently massage your hands for a few minutes and you will enjoy the relaxing feeling on your hands. Finally you need to wipe away the excess cream or oil left on your hands or fingers with the help of a cotton cloth. While removing the moisturizer, you must avoid the cuticle area as this is one area which you need to keep well moisturized.

Step 7# Apply nail paint:

First apply a base coat on your finger nails and allow it to dry properly for one to two minutes. Then apply one thin coat of your favorite shade of nail paint. Always apply nail paint by starting on the side of the nail. Try to cover the nail in three even stokes, one on each side and one in the middle. After the first coat dries apply the next coat for more shine. Finish it with a top coat. Do not touch anything before your nails get completely dried. If you have the habit of habit of putting nail paints you can skip this step. After doing the manicure at home you can put nail paint after two or three days.

Important points:

  • Never use very hot water to immerse your hands in it as the heat can cause skin dryness.
  • Never use a tissue paper to remove your old nail paint as it will not absorb the remover properly and you will find it difficult to use.
  • Always use a brush having soft bristles as a hard brush can hamper the natural shine of your fingernails.
  • Never keep chipped nail paints for too long as it looks ulgy.
  • At time you must keep your fingernails free of nail paint to allow the nails to breath.
  • Keep your nail paints in a cool and dry place to increase their longevity.
  • Do not dry your nail paints using a blow dryer as the heat will cause the nail paint to expand.

You Might also want to try this Easy Homemade Manicure Scrub:

Recipe for Manicure Scrub:

  1. Take 3 teaspoon sugar.
  2. Mix 1 teaspoon olive oil in it.
  3. Now wet your hands.
  4. Apply this scrub on your hands and around the nails.
  5. Massage them well for about minutes in a  circular movement.
  6. Leave for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Rinse everything away with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Final Words:

With the above mentioned tips you can get a manicure right at the comfort of your home. Now there is no need to go to salon and spend money on manicure when you can easily do it at home and that too without spending too much money. Do a manicure once a week to maintain the looks of your hands.

 

References:

AAD.org

Prevention.com

About.com

Fabhow.com

Lovetoknow.com

 

6 Responses to “Easy and Simple Tips to Do Manicure at Home”

  1. mini says on :

    i like ur these tips

  2. tirna says on :

    i think your tips are helpful

  3. rekha says on :

    so,there is no need to go to parlour for manicure

  4. rekha says on :

    so ,no need to go to palour

  5. khabo says on :

    i think it needs more home manicure tips but i still this one was greattt!!!

  6. sandhya says on :

    great idea

Leave a Reply

 
Read more:
Pamper Yourself with Basic Eye Makeup Products
Tips To Fix Cracked Cuticles
Tips To Wear Colorful Eye Liner
Eight Beauty Tips for Women above 40 Years
Seven Foundation Mistakes That Must Be Avoided
Close