Tips for Extending the Life of Your Manicure
You’ve just had your nails done and you’re absolutely in love with the results. Now how long can you make them last? Few things ruin the beauty of a fresh manicure like chips, cracks, or discoloration in the polish. So what should you do if you want to extend the life of your manicure?
Your nails need moisturizing just like your skin does. Well, maybe not just like your skin, since it’s not the same thing. Still, regularly applying cuticle oil to your cuticles and nails every other day can help extend the life of your manicure. That’s especially true if you use your hands a lot for things like washing dishes, laundry, or even simply typing. Cuticle oil adds moisture to your cuticles and nails. That helps avoid chipped or split nails, something that is sure to throw a wrench in that gorgeous mani you just got.
Don't Use Your Nails as Tools
How often do you find yourself using your fingernails as tools? Most people are prone to doing this to some extent. Whether you’re scraping away some dirt or peeling off some tape to open a box, it’s tempting to just use your nails. The truth is that your nails aren’t tools though. They aren’t meant to be used that way. Not only can it damage your manicure, but using your nails as tools can cause them to crack or even break.
Do Leave the Polish Alone
It can be tempting to pick away at polish sometimes, especially if it’s started to wear away. Obviously, doing so is going to shorten the life of your manicure, so it makes sense to leave the polish alone. Leaving it alone will also preserve the health of your nails. It’s all too easy to accidentally remove thin layers of your nails along with the polish. That will weaken your nails and make them more prone to chipping, cracking, and breaking–not what you need if you want your manicures to last longer.
A manicure worth loving is worth taking care of. By taking care of your manicure, you not only extend its life but also protect the health of your nails. When you protect the health of your nails, you enable them to do their job: protect and shield your fingertips. Who says beauty and functionality can’t go together?
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