nail show-off

Nowadays as opposed to days gone, everybody wants to look good. That is why you will realize that people are endeavoring to have a manicure that will look and feel elegant. But one challenge about this is that when you add up the cost that you incur to have a manicure in the salon over the years is a considerable amount of money, bearing in mind the current economy. Thus you will have to learn on how to do it alone, which will go a long way in saving both the time and money that you will be spending during the manicure sessions. Here is how you can manage to give a manicure to yourself:

Have the essential tools

nail check

The first step towards giving yourself a manicure is ensuring that you have assembled all the essential tools that are required in the process. Some of the things that you may require include a nail polish remover, you will need to have cotton swabs or pads, cuticle pusher, emery board, hand /nail moisturizer, base coat, nail polish and a clear topcoat.

Clear the old polish

When you have assembled all the required tools, the next step is to remove the previous nail polish. For the normal nail polish, it is recommended that you use a non-acetone nail polish but if yours is the type of nail polish that is stubborn and one that leaves some glitters, then use acetone polish remover. You can also remove instant polish remover if you so wish, but the main point here is to remove the previous polish before you begin the new process.

Trim and file your nails

If your nails have overgrown, you should get rid of them by the use of nail clippers. After that, you are to use your file to shape your nails into the perfect shape that you want. The shape can either be short and square or have smooth edges but they can also be the squared-off nails, but when it comes to this it depends on your preference.

Soak your nails

This can be considered as being an optional step. But if you want to have that feeling that you are doing it in a salon, then you can soak your nails in warm water for about 5 min. This step is meant to prepare your cuticles for the next step.

Push back your cuticles

This is also an optional step, but if they are too out of control you will have to push them a little bit back so that your nails can have a uniform nail surface.

Scrub to remove dead skin

You can either use your hand or body scrub or maybe prepare a simple scrub by mixing olive oil and sugar. This will ensure that any dead skin is completely eliminated.

Moisturize your skin

The next step is to make use of your favorite hand lotion or cream to ensure that your hand is properly moisturized. After doing this, wipe yourself properly to ensure that you remove any excess lotion from your nails.

Application

manicured nailsWhile on this it is advisable that you first apply the ridge-filling base coat, allow it to dry then thereafter, you can apply at least two coats of your favorite polish and allow it to dry. And there you have it.…

good skin

How do you feel when you see someone with a smooth glittering skin? It is something you wish you had. That is exactly what you would have if you only knew how to take care of your skin. The reason why many people never have the kind of skin they deserve is that they think it is a very intense job. If you knew, it does not have to be much in taking care of your skin. In fact, these tips on how to take care of your skin will prove that to you.

Quit smoking

no smoking

The habit of smoking could feel like “cool”. This is why many people continue with the habit. But did you know that you are doing so much damage to your skin and overall health? That is true; smoking makes your skin look old and wrinkled. As long as you keeping smoking, you can kiss a forever goodbye to a healthy smooth skin. It is time you stopped smoking and your radiant skin will be yours forever.

 

Know your skin type and how to care for it

The first tip you should know about skin care is your skin type. Your skin is different from others and you will need special care for it. Understand your skin, know what it wants and give it just that.

 

Stay away from external stress

There is a lot that external stress can do to you. The worst is beating your skin to look old than you really are. Things like stress, smoke and pollution are a big danger to your skin. If you can, you should keep away from any kind of stress. Do things that make you happy and avoid what triggers your bad mood.

Protect your skin from the sun

As much as you need some shine on your skin, soaking too much of it will harm your skin. You need to find ways to protect your skin from the sun. A hat will be a good protection on a day in the sun. Sunscreen cream will do a great job in keeping your entire skin from the harmful sun rays. As long as you will be spending time in the sun, make sure you are always protected.

Treat your skin gently

You will not get better skin by rubbing it hard. You should know that your skin is delicate and should be treated so. Be gentle as you shower or apply any care products.

Keep your skin moisturized

womanOne great tip to take care of your skin is to keep it hydrated. As you choose your skin products, go for the ones with more moisturizing power. You can do a comparison when you go out to shop. As long as your skin stays moisturized, you can be sure of that glow you always wanted.…