DIY Manicure at Home Complete Procedure with Steps
Which girl doesn’t crave to get those perfect and beautifully filed nails? Not only it is important to have beautiful shaped nails but when we talk about hygiene, it is important to have clean nails for healthy living. There is something about a beautiful manicure that just looks and feels elegant, but the cost of salon manicures can really add up over the course of a year! If you want to save time and money on manicures, you’ll need our DIY Manicure at Home Complete Procedure with Steps.
In order to have manicure session at home, you’ve to make sure you have gathered all the required equipment.
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton swabs
- Nail clippers
- A nail file
- Cuticle nippers/ pusher
- Cuticle remover
- A tub
- Warm water to soak
- Face wash
- A scrub
- Nail polish
Step 1: Remove previously applied nail polish
Remove the existing nail paint from your nails. Swab a cotton ball in remover and gently apply on the nails. Sometimes the nail polish becomes too rigid to be removed, so you can place cotton ball on the nails for a while to remove the paint completely.
Note: Do not use a remover having acetone, as it damages the nails.
Step 2: Shape Nails
After removing the old nail paint, it’s time for filing the nails. Use nail clipper to trim the nails. Make sure you do not file the nails too short. Give your desired shape either straight or cone-shaped as per your choice. After removing the old nail paint, it’s time for filing the nails. Use nail clipper to trim the nails. Make sure you do not file the nails too short. Give your desired shape either straight or cone-shaped as per your choice. The shapes of nails for manicure will be determined in this step. So, it is not just enough to know what is a manicure and different manicure types, but you should also know how to file your nails correctly.
Note: Before filing make sure your nails are completely dry (filing wet nails can cause splitting).
Step 3: Soak & Scrub
Apply a rich hand cream. Now soak your hands in a bowl of warm (not too hot) water well mixed with a little bit of your gentle face cleanser or shampoo. Soaking the cuticles before trimming is essential, but beware too much soaking can in fact damage your skin and nails. You can also use a brush to clean your nails. Scrubbing and exfoliating will get rid of the dead skin from your hands. Rinse your hands with clean water and then pat them dry.
Note: Limit the soaking time up to 2-3 minutes only. Too much soaking can in fact damage your skin and nails.
Step 4: Cleaning and Shaping the Cuticles
Cuticles are the soft skin at the bottom of your nail where the fingernail cartilage and skin meet. Adding a little bit of cuticle remover before you start working on them can make all the difference. Leaving it on for a few seconds will do the trick. Then, using a cuticle pusher, gently push your cuticles. Make sure you don’t push them too far. That could either damage the cuticle or hamper nail growth. You need to be extremely gentle while you work with your cuticles. Make sure you don’t pull, rip, tear, force, cut, or lift the cuticle. You need to just nip off the free edges using the nippers. While you clean your cuticles, don’t forget to gently remove the hangnails by the sides of your nails.
Note: Make sure not to pull, lift, tear, rip, force, or cut into the cuticles in any way. Take care not to clip into the cuticles; just nip off the free edges with a pair of metal cuticle nippers. We strictly advise not to overdo this step, rather under-do it as the cuticles protect you from all sorts of infections.
Step 5: Moisturize
Now that your hands are clean and supple, use a rich, creamy moisturizer, and massage it into your cuticles and hands. This will hydrate and replenish the skin. If you don’t have a good moisturizer at hand, you can use your favourite oil instead.
Step 6: Pre-Nail Paint Procedure
If you wish to glam your nail with nail polish this is a very important step after moisturizing. First you need to make sure that there is no moisturizing ingredient left on your nails because it will prevent polish from adhering properly. Using a cotton swab or pad, apply nail-polish remover over the nail’s surface to remove any residue. Try to avoid getting remover on the cuticles as it’s good to keep that area moisturized. But don’t worry if you do, because you’re going to apply moisturizer on your nails again once the polish is dry.
Note: Make sure that your nails have absolutely nothing oily or emollient left on them.
Step 7: Glam it with a Nail Paint
If your nails are weak or brittle, it is a good idea to apply a base coat first. You can use a transparent nail polish or a ridge filler. Apply the colour of your choice on your nails. Allow it to dry for a few seconds, and then apply another coat. To add to the lustre and shine, add a top coat. The best way to make your manicure last long is by touching up your nails with the top coat (transparent nail polish). This will also enhance the appearance of your nails.
Clean up gently in case the nail paint has spread. Now let your nails dry. Don’t use a hair dryer as the heat might chip and peel the polish. You can dry your nails under the fan, but holding them too close to the fan could cause bubbles in them.
Now that you have gone through these steps on “DIY Manicure at Home Complete Procedure with Steps”, we wish you all the best and hope that the next party / outing that you attend, you get a chance to flash your sexy/shiny nails and get complemented for the same.