When it comes to maintaining the health of your nails and longevity of your manicure, there are a few tried and tested methods Nail Technicians can recommend.
Do not use your nails as tools!
We know it’s tempting, but using your nails to open cans, scratch stickers, and to remove stubborn spots and get into tricky corners while cleaning can encourage lifting and chipping of your nail enhancements. Grab something to help you out or encourage your partner to do the housework instead.
Keep them moisturised!
A rich hand cream and regular cuticle oil application will extend the life of your manicure by providing a protective barrier that prevents your skin and nails from drying out. You can find out CND Solar oil in store and online, not only does it smell gorgeous, it’s super hydrating!
Hand washing and housework can allow moisture to be absorbed into the nail which may encourage lifting of your nail enhancements due to the natural nail swelling underneath. Wear rubber gloves to provide extra protection.
Banish picking and peeling!
While it can be tempting to lift the corner of a chipped mani and work your way through, avoid this at all costs. Not only will your manicure have a shorter life, you will take layers of your natural nail with it.
Inner beauty really is the key!
Health comes from within. Maintaining a healthy diet and ensuring you’re getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals ensures your body has everything it needs to produce strong, healthy nails.
Me-Time = Maintenance!
Enjoy a relaxing hand massage when applying your favourite hand cream. Make sure you get into the heel of your palm, massaging the muscle at the base of your thumb, and giving some extra time to your wrists and fingertips. This type of massage will increase blood-flow to the hands and nails will encourage healthy growth, whilst keeping dryness at bay; win-win! Check out our Ocean Road luxurious hand creams for a super hydrating and nourishing finish. Available online and in-store.
Single File, Please!
Smoothing away any chips between your salon visits will prevent splitting or lifting. Ragged edges can catch on clothing and snag delicate fabrics. A rough edge also hold water and may shorten the life of your manicure. If you chip the edge of your nail, gently buff the edge. For major breakages, get into the salon ASAP!
Hopefully these tips and tricks will help to prolong your mani’s and keep your nails looking their best for longer! Book in to start your nail journey by giving us a call or text on 0474 230 000, pop us a DM on our Instagram or book online.
We look forward to seeing you at Eva Mercedes Cosmetic Studio soon!