Just as you have beauty routines or skin regimes that you carry out weekly, bi-monthly or monthly, it is important to have a nail care routine so you can have neat, healthy and well-groomed nails behind all the fancy nail polish and nail art.
Here’s what you should do:
- For an easy start, a nail care routine should begin with taking off old polish. Even if there isn’t any polish, you can still use polish remover to clean off dust or dirt you may not see.
- Next, trim your nails, if you like them neat and short, ensure that you cut them neatly with a nail clipper, not too short so there’s still some nail to file to the desired shape. For longer nails, all you need to do is trim the edges a little then file them to the desired shape. Some may trim their cuticles with a cuticle remover which makes it look neater, but if you aren’t a professional, try pushing your cuticles back instead to avoid injuries. Cuticleshelps protect the nails from germs and this previous Monday Manicure post has all the advice you need on caring for your cuticles.
- After trimming and filing, you want to give your hands a good wash, dry and then moisturize with a good moisturizing lotion, paying attention to your nails and fingers.
- Once that has seeped in nicely, apply a tough varnish or nail hardener to protect your nails.
This is just a basic routine anyone can do regularly. Here are some other nail care routine ideas you can learn from.
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