7 mistakes in manicure
A beautiful manicure is not the same as a correct one. What should you avoid during the procedure?
1. Cutting of the cutical. If you are not a professional do not cut your cutical. The explanation is very simple. The cuticle is a strip of skin that protects the root of the nail from dirt. By trimming the cuticle, we deprive the nails of this protection. With that said we can still treat our cutical. 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 appearance.
2. Filing the nail forword and backword. It seems to be done by absolutely everyone. Experts say that because of this, the nail gets damaged, microcracks appear on it, making it weaker and more brittle. File nails correctly in one direction, starting from one of the corners and moving towards the second. It takes more time and patience, but it keeps your nails healthy.
3. Not treating the tip of the nail. To make the varnish\ gel polish 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 manicure.
4. Not applying the top coat correctly. Due to the fact that the top coat is transparent, it is often not applied to the nails as accurately as the color coat. It is not visible at first but when all the layers of the 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.
5. Many people think that the easiest way to get rid of spots of varnish 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.