Aesthetic centers closed and as well as hair, which inexorably see the dreaded regrowth appear, even the nails, especially those with it semi-permanent nail polish or the gel, are victims of the passing of time, without being able to remedy with one manicure fresh and perfect. Given the circumstances, although it would normally be better to rely on expert nail technicians, it is necessary to resort to DIY. The steps to follow are not many, but they must be carried out carefully so as not to risk weakening the nail and causing trauma. Solvent, file and new nail polish in hand, here's how to make one manicure at home in the simplest way possible.
The first step is to remove the surface layer of enamel
If you have one manicure with simple nail varnish all you need to do is take a cotton ball from the nail polish remover, pass it over and the nail polish will be removed, a fairly simple and fast procedure. If you have one instead gel cover or semi-permanent, you will have to rely on one file from grain Rather gross, with which to eliminate the surface layer composed of the Top Coat and part of the color.
With the file proceed gently to scratch the enamel, taking care to move it slowly so as not to risk injuring yourself by also filing the skin around it. Once this step is done, there are two schools of thought: who to recommend use only the file and who, instead, suggests to use a solvent. In the first case it will be enough for you keep filing gently the nail until you have eliminated the entire layer of color and base, paying close attention not to scratch the natural nail, so as not to weaken it.
In the second case, however, after making the first surface filing, proceed by soaking cotton balls with the solvent, placing them on top of the nail and then wrapping your finger with a piece of aluminum paper, until covering the whole tip. Yes leave on for about ten minutes (but if you feel a cold or burning sensation first) and, once the wrapping has been removed, the nail polish or gel should be softened and slightly raised. At this point, with a orange wood stick or one cuticle pushers, we proceed gently to lift and remove any residue.
If with the first method you risk filing the natural nail too, going to weaken it, with the solvent you risk attacking and drying it, as well as the surrounding skin. Whatever your choice, therefore, pay close attention.
File the nails to bring them all back to the same length
Now that the enamel is no longer present, with one grain file end is the time to shorten the nails or arrange them, to give them the sweaves shape and length. It would be better to always file them from the same side, for a more delicate impact.
In the case of very long nailshowever, you can proceed to file them before removing semi-serious or gel, so as to remove most of the old polish before starting the filing process. It would be better, however, do not use wire cutters, nail clipper or earwigs, because it would risk causing trauma to the nail.
Push the cuticles and prepare the nail for the new nail polish or treatment
With one cuticle pushers or a orange wood stick push and remove gently the cuticles around the nail, after softening them with an oil or cream. Be careful to proceed gently to avoid sudden movements with which you could injure yourself. Better not to use nippers to cut the cuticles, because you could risk injuring yourself.
Clean your nails from excess oil or cream and proceed to spread a base of nail polish, possibly reinforcing, then two layers of color, Waiting for the first pass to be completely dry before proceeding with the second. As a last step a Protective top coat that gives a shiny effect to the nails and, once dry, one moisturizing cream it's a cuticle oil, to end the manicure.
But if the nails I am particularly weak, better not to apply the enamel immediately, but to leave them free to breathe, applying protective creams and treatments. A very simple one to do at home is to apply one rich cream, nourishing and moisturizing, creating one quite full-bodied layer. Do not totally massage the cream, but thread some cotton gloves and leave posing at least half an hour or all night, if you do the treatment before going to sleep. For nails, however, a little bit of olive oilmixed with a few drops of lemon essential oil, to be spread every evening with a brush for effective results and strong and healthy nails.