Beautiful hands say a lot about a woman’s personality. However, most of us do not like to go to the expensive spa every month in order to get those well manicured hands. Well, the good news is that with regular care at home, you can get beautiful hands at home also. Just follow the simple manicure steps and see how your hands change their appearance from dull to fabulous within a fortnight.
Quick Steps for Manicure
Collect the Items
A good manicure requires some basic tools and items. It will be best if you collect them beforehand and then sit for manicure. The basic items include a gentle shampoo, a tub of warm water, an acetone free nail polish remover, cuticle pusher, orange stick, towel, filer, scrub, hand-cream and a hand pack.
Clean the Nail Polish
After collecting all the items and tools, remove the nail polish with an acetone free nail polish remover with the help of cotton balls.
Cut your Nails
Cut your nails in desired shape. Square shape is most sturdy and the nails do not chip easily when given square shape. Otherwise round shape also looks good. For giving shape to your nails, use filer from outside to inside. This reduces the chances of nail chipping.
Massage the Cuticles
For pushing your cuticles back without inflicting any harm to them it is essential to make them soft. You can do so by massaging a good quality cuticle cream on your cuticles for 2-3 minutes.
Soak Hands in Lukewarm Water
Now take a tub full of warm water and add some shampoo into it. Soak your hands in this water for about 10 minutes. Take out the hands and push back cuticles gently with the help of cuticle pusher. Next, clean the nails with the help of an orange stick.
Scrub your Hands
Now, take some scrub in your hands and gently massage it on your hands. Pay special attention to fingers and knuckles where generally the skin is hard and accumulates dirt. Massage the scrub in circular motion all over the hands. Gently scrub your hands for a couple of minutes. Wash off with plain water or wipe clean with a towel.
Apply a good quality anti-tan or any other pack of your choice and your hands and let it air-dry. Wash off with plain water once it is dried.
Massage your Hands
Finally, take a blob of hand cream and massage it on your hands and palms well. Massage gently in circular motion till your hands absorb the cream.
If you want to apply nail polish on your hands, you can do so once your skin absorbs entire cream. Apply a base coat first and then apply two coats of nail polish on your fingers. Try to keep your hands nail polish free for at least one week in a month otherwise your nails will become yellow due to chemicals present in nail polish.
You can do this simple manicure at home every two weeks. Your hands will remain soft and well trimmed and will ooze confidence in whatever work you do.