If possible, get your manicure done by a professional manicurist, but if you are in no mood to spend so much every now and then, do it at home by following some of the tips for a perfect manicure without expert help. Here are some of the steps necessary for a home manicure.
Steps to Do Manicure at Home
Remove Your Nail Polish
First and foremost is to remove your old nail paint with a nail polish remover and a cotton ball. Nail paint should be on for 6 days and for 1 day there should be nothing on your nails. After removing the nail polish, remove the extra matter from the nail plate.
Trim Your Nails
Give a proper shape to the nails, so all the dented and uneven nails are back into their proper shape. Make use of bevel for an even finish and test out for any leftover unevenness.
Soak Your Hands
This step is a non-compulsory step, but if you want to make it just like as it is in a salon, just dip your hands in the warm soapy water for 15 minutes .This will completely soften your cuticles and hands, making you ready for the subsequent step.
Push Back Your Cuticles
After the hands are softened, tuck back the cuticles (tiny piece of skin that is present at the base of the nail) as it can at times disturb you when you are applying the nail paint. So it is advisable to push back your cuticles. There is an orange stick available which is used to tuck cuticles.
A Scrub can be Used to Remove Dead Skin
It is very important to remove the dead skin for a proper manicure. For this purpose use body scrub or just make a home scrub, by making use of olive oil and some grains of sugar. This will help you to remove all the dead cells and your hands will become softer and look perfect and unblemished.
Moisturize Your Skin
The final step is to properly moisturize your skin by a proper lotion or cream to give it a very soft and a neat look. Polish will not stay on nails which are oily, so make use of a dry towel to completely wipe off the greasiness before applying the nail paint. If by any chance you feel they are still greasy, you can use a drop of remover to make it dry.
Then put 2-3 coats of your favorite colored nail paint and let it dry in-between the coats to give a smoother finish. For an additional spa mood to the home pedicure, you can use a moist towel after putting it in a microwave for a minute. Once all warmed up, you can put your moisturized feet in this wet warm towel to give them an extra smoothness.
This simple manicure can be done anytime at your convenience and there is simply no reason to go for a professional manicurist, if the same thing can be done in the convenience of your home.