What to do between manicures
Preened, polished hands are forever on the wishlist of most women – but we don’t always have the time or budget to get manicure after manicure. So, what exactly should you do between mani appointments to help your nails along? Read on…
The key to long term healthy nails and skin is lavishing hands with a good moisturiser! It helps prevent dry skin, cuticles and nails which in turn crack, peel and chip respectively. Top up your moisturiser after washing hands as soaps and detergents can strip away the natural oils present in the skin and if you work in an air-conditioned environment all day be sure regularly moisture your hands throughout the day.
- Do File – but don’t buff!
After cutting nails, always file the edges to prevent sharp ends snagging and then breaking. As well as being painful, this can also cause splitting in the nails and weaken them over time. Plus it’s the easiest way to keep nails looks even and neat naturally! Buffing is a great way to get rid of any split layers in the nails but frequent buffing can thin the nail bed over time. Buff only if super necessary otherwise leave it to the pros!
- Scrub away
Cuticle work should only ever be done with a qualified manicurist. But often, cuticles can overgrow between appointments so why not help them along with a good scrub! A simple honey and sugar mix gently massaged into the hands, nails and cuticles can help lift away overgrown cuticles and revive the appearance of nails for a more polished look. Plus the extra-soft smoothness with instantly help hands look lovely!