Summer means longer days and more time outdoors, and you want to look and feel your best each day. Your confidence rises after a great nail care experience, but it’s frustrating to deal with chipped paint just a couple of days later. If you want to keep your fingers and toes looking great for as long as possible, utilize these expert-tested ideas.
1. Just Say No to Over Soaking
Some beauty lovers make a habit of over soaking their nails before a polish, but this actually limits adhesion. Soaking causes the nail plate to expand, and it won’t return to its normal size until after it dries. According to the beauty industry’s top nail artists, applying polish before the nail plate contracts keeps the polish from adhering correctly. If you choose to soak your nails, be sure that they are completely dry before polish is applied, and don’t use soap or lotion right before a polishing.
2. Add Another Topcoat
Popular hollywood estheticians, recommend that you apply a high-gloss topcoat over the existing polish three days after each manicure. In addition, you can also make your mani or pedi last longer by touching up the tips of each nail.
3. Keep Your Hands Protected
The large majority of Spa Managers at top-tier spas who have a lot of experience with manicures and pedicures recommend that you use gloves while performing tasks such as washing dishes or gardening to keep your polish from chipping. According to Richards, moisture causes your cuticles to dry out, so using gloves protects both your cuticles and your nails.
4. Discover the Power of Cuticle Oil
Many beauty lovers want to keep their hands and feet looking great, but using cuticle oil isn’t part of their normal beauty routines. Cuticle oil is applied every night before bed. When your cuticles dry out, your polish is more likely to chip and peel, and dry cuticles also cause hangnails. Keeping your cuticles well-moisturized benefits both your cuticles and your newly-painted nails.
5. Keep Your Toes Moisturized and Protected
Keeping your feet well-moisturized is one of the keys to a long-lasting pedicure. Wearing flip flops or sandals often leads to dirty, dry feet. When your feet are dry, your pedi often won’t even last a week. The best estheticians recommend that you apply moisturizer to your feet daily to keep your toes protected. Moisturizer works particularly well when it is applied after a bath or shower. For a special treat, warm up about three tablespoons of lotion in the microwave for under 10 seconds before applying, and you might feel like you’re at the spa instead of in your own bedroom!
Start With the Perfect Mani Pedi
These five easy tips will help you get the most out of your nail care. But step one is getting the perfect manicure or pedicure. Bellezza spa offers its popular signature manicure and signature pedicure in a relaxing environment. Our services plus these five tips will ensure that you get the most bang for your buck. Call our spa or send us a message online to book your next visit!