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6 Ways to Keep Your Manicure in Top Shape - Salon Vong

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Getting manicures and pedicures comes with lots of health benefits. However, sometimes it is difficult to keep our manicures fresh and in place for long. As proper manicures should last between one and two weeks and pedicures should last between two and four weeks, here are a couple of ways to maximize their durability and maintain those nails. 

  1. Prep Your Nails and Cuticles 

Keep your nails in good shape before and after getting your nails done. Nail buffers are a simple approach to get rid of the oils that build up on the nails. Your nails will appear better and be healthier if you buff them often.

You may also use a cotton swab and white vinegar to clean your nails right before sessions. In the same way that a buffer removes product buildup and natural oils from your nails, the white vinegar will do the same for your nails. Removing these oils is critical because they act as a barrier between the lacquer and your nails, preventing the polish from adhering properly.

  1. Avoid Heat 

Many people believe that your nails are completely dried as soon as you touch the tops of them, or within an hour of having them done. In actuality, it may take up to 12 hours for freshly painted nails to completely dry. How long the polish takes to dry varies on the type of polish, but the most important factor is how long it takes to stand still for. In order to avoid damaging our freshly painted nails, we frequently return to our normal routines quickly after finishing our manicures.

Heat is a major issue when it comes to new nails. Smudging or chipping of the polish can be caused by exposure to high temperatures. To avoid smudging or chipping, it's important to maintain the polish as wet as possible, or as dry as possible. After you've had your nails done, avoid using a hair dryer for at least the following 12 hours to prevent irritating your freshly painted nails more. If you don't have gloves or mittens, don't wash your hands with hot water.

  1. Moisturize

Maintaining the hydration of your hands and nails is essential to their health and appearance. Applying cuticle oil to your nails and cuticles twice a week is ideal for maintaining healthy cuticles. When it comes to nail care, we should already be hydrating our hands on a regular basis, so it shouldn't be a big deal.

  1. Touch Up Your Nails

When you get your nails done, it's ridiculous to expect you to sit still and lovely in order for your nails to last. We scuff up our nails a little since we use our hands so often. Smudging and stains may be fixed at home or even prevented if you know what to look for.

Protect yourself and maintain your nails in good condition by applying a layer of top coat on your nails! Apply a fresh coat of top coat every other day to get this effect. This will maintain the nails in good condition and looking their best. It will also extend the life of your polish.

One of the fastest and easiest ways to mess up a new manicure is by smudging it. You may accomplish this by dousing your fingernails with nail paint remover and re-applying the polish. A top coat can be used to smooth the surface and wait for it to dry thoroughly this time.

Whitening toothpaste can be used to remove nail stains caused by eating berries or using a lighter. Stains can be removed by gently brushing a little amount of toothpaste onto the affected area with a toothbrush.

  1. File Your Nails Often

Toenail filing is a great way to maintain them healthy and less prone to breakage.

If you catch a rip or chip in the nail early enough, you may rapidly file it down and prevent the nail from falling off altogether. To avoid feathering and rips, you should file your nails in one direction while doing so. Make sure you're filing your nails correctly if you're going to do it on a regular basis, otherwise you'll be doing more harm than good!

  1. Supplements and Healthy Diets

We're all aware that eating right maintains your body in shape, and healthy nails are no exception. Eating meals rich in vitamin B-12, zinc, and iron will help your nails grow strong and healthy. It's fine if you want to take supplements instead of looking for the best foods.

Nail care should be part of your daily routine to keep your nails in peak condition between treatments, so give it a try!

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