A classic trim manicure is best done at home. The use of individual tools made of high quality steel guarantees an excellent result and complete process safety. To turn your manicure into a pleasant and healthy procedure, use suitable cosmetic products - maceration formulations, lotions, scrubs.
What you need for a manicure
For a trim manicure, you will need sharp scissors or special nail clippers, cuticle nippers with fine blades, a metal pusher or a set of wooden sticks, and a glass or ceramic nail file. If your nails are uneven, use a buff and a leveling base. Those planning to varnish their nails need to purchase a suitable enamel and drying coating.
A traditional wet manicure requires a bath solution, nourishing lotion and a cleansing scrub. Choose products from the same series that enhance each other's action. For winter, a warming series with the addition of citrus oils is suitable, and in summer, moisturizing and cooling compositions based on medicinal algae and sea salt are especially good.
Prepare a softening bath by adding maceration solution to warm water. Dip your hands in it for 3-4 minutes. Then dry your hands with a terry cloth, apply a small amount of a scrub based on salt, sugar or mineral particles. Rub your fingers, paying special attention to the hardened areas. Rinse and dry your hands.
After pre-treatment, you can start forming nails. Pre-shape with tweezers or scissors, and then sand the edges of the plates with a file. Try to keep the length of all the plates the same. Pull the cuticle back with a metal pusher, and then cut off with nippers or very thin scissors. Cut carefully, peeling off the skin in one motion. This method will help to avoid painful wounds. If you do cut yourself, disinfect the area with hydrogen peroxide solution.
Use cuticle nippers to remove any burrs, being careful not to cut off excess skin. Finally, massage your hands with a disinfecting and moisturizing lotion. A special emollient cream or nourishing oil can be applied to the cuticle area. Polish the surface of your nails with a leveling bar. It will remove grooves and irregularities, give the plates a beautiful pinkish color and natural shine.
The final stage
If you plan to cover your nails with colored enamel, first degrease their surface with a nail polish remover that does not contain acetone. Then apply a protective base, and on top of it, two or three coats of varnish. Finally, cover your nails with a top with a drying effect that will significantly extend the life of your manicure.
To make the effect of the procedure last as long as possible, regularly lubricate the cuticle with nourishing cream or oil and push it to the base of the nail. This will prevent it from overgrowing and will help keep the nails looking neat.