Manicure makes the hand look prettier and more alluring. However, there is a number of bad habits that we do unknowingly that wreck our manicure. Learn more about these habits to avoid blowing away your beauty sessions.
1. You are too haste
There is no worse thing you can do to your manicure than not allowing it enough time to dry. It is the most common mistake we do with our manicure and it absloutely ruins it for us. Remember those last-minute manicure applications? Can you recall any of them succeeding? That’s because we never let them dry properly.
2. Doing your chores without protecting your nails
Manicure is not made to endure the dishwashing detergents or the laundry soap. Those chemicals are drastically harsh on your skin, nails and even your manicure. Make it your habbit to always wear a dry rubber glove while doing the dishes or cleaning anything with detergents. Make sure your rubber glove is dry before you wear it and so is your hand but why? If not, the moist and the friction can cause the glove to work against you and your manicure will be ruined.
3. Cutting your cuticles
Cutting your cuticles damages your nails and makes you manicure chip easier. Just ignoring them also is not the way to solve either. Instead, you should use a pushing tool to push them back. Also, make it a habit to massage your cuticles with some cuticle oil every night before going to bed.
4. Finish your nails
Sometimes, we skip the top coat phase to shorten the process and it backfires. The top coat strengthens brittle nails and protect them from damage.
5. Number of coats
How many coats should we apply? Should be thick or thin? Nail experts advise to apply three thin coats instead of two thick ones as it makes better layering in the nail. So, apply three thin coats and seal the entire coat by swiping your polish at the edges.
Water makes our nails expand and they re-contract once dry. This process of expanding and contracting affect the nails badly. Thus, avoid exposing your nails to water for too long while bathing as this will lead to polish chipping and peeling.