The application of false nails or semi-permanent varnish must be preceded by specific care for the hands. Indeed, the way you treat and care for your nails between two manicures can have direct consequences on the rendering and the hold of your false nails in gel or your semi-permanent nail polish. Follow the Maryton to discover all tips for properly preparing your hands before a nail application!
1. Adopt a real beauty routine for your hands
First of all, remember to follow a basic hygiene rule by washing your hands as regularly as possible. Every evening, also remember to moisturize your hands and nails, using a cream specially designed for this purpose. Gently massage the palms of your hands, and don’t forget to moisturize the area around the nail.
2. Protect your nails and hands
When you do the dishes, or even the housework: your hands are in contact with chemicals, often harmful to the skin and nails. Thus, invest in a pair of rubber gloves, which will effectively protect your nails between two manicures.
3. Treat your hands to vegetable oil baths
Some vegetable oils, such as castor oil or argan oil, are particularly indicated for nail care. You can coating your hands with oil before wrapping them in plastic gloves. You can also offer an oil bath to your nails. Pour a little castor or argan vegetable oil into a bowl, before plunging your hands in it for a 10 minutes.
4. Choose foods that are good for nails
Some foods contribute directly to the growth of nails and hair, while strengthening them. This is particularly the case of brewer’s yeast, often cited when one wishes to accelerate the growth of hair and nails naturally. Choose foods rich in iron, such as red meats and lentils, as well as sources of antioxidants.
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