Tips to Prep Your Nails for a Manicure

regular manicure

Are you getting ready for a pedicure? Make sure your nails are prepped and ready to go with this easy guide. We’ll show you how to remove any polish on your nails and shape them, so they look their best. Then, read on for tips that will have your feet looking summer-ready in no time!

Nail prep tutorial for regular manicure

Your nails are your best accessories, so make sure they’re always looking their best! Here’s how to prep your nails for a manicure:

Start with clean nails. Ensure your nails are free of any polish or residue before starting your manicure.

You can use a nail file to make your nails into the desired shape. If you’re unsure what shape you want, ask your manicurist for help.

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Shape your nails and then use a buffing block to make them smooth. This will help your polish go on more evenly.

Wash your hands. Wash your hands with soap and water to remove any dirt or oils that could interfere with your manicure.

Dry your hands. Make sure your hands are completely dry before starting your manicure. Wet nails can cause your polish to streak or bubble.

Now that you know how to prep your nails for a manicure, you’re one step closer to having perfect nails!

Stop your nails from lifting from the nail bed

If you are someone who has trouble keeping your nails from lifting, here are some tips that may help. First, make sure that you are not over-washing your hands. This can strip the natural oils from your skin and nails, making them more prone to dry and break. Instead, wash your hands only when necessary – when dirty or after using harsh chemicals.

Second, keep your nails trimmed short. Long nails are more likely to catch on things and break. They’re also more difficult to keep clean, which can lead to infection.

Third, regularly use a hand cream or lotion to keep your hands and nails moisturized. Choose one that’s rich in emollients and nutrients, such as vitamin E or aloe vera. Apply it after washing your hands and before going to bed at night.

Finally, give your nails a break from nail polish now and then. This will allow them to breathe and recover from any damage the polish may have caused. If you must use polish, opt for a breathable formula that won’t trap moisture.

By following these tips, you can help prevent your nails from lifting and keep them healthy and strong.