You may recall the scene in Legally Blonde where Elle Woods, very upset, walked into a nearby salon to get a quick manicure. Indian women need to be able to appreciate the relaxing and de-stressing benefits of a one-hour manicure. Regular manicures are a must for every woman. We’ll show you how to do a natural manicure at home if you don’t have the time or budget to go to the salon.
This post will teach you:
- A manicure has many benefits
- How to make a manicure at home naturally
- How to shape your nails (with a video)
- Five Must-Haves to Make a Mani-Kit
6 Benefits of a manicure: Why you should get one regularly
Manicures are more fashionable than part of daily hygiene for women. Here are six benefits to a manicure.
Our hands and feet are used for almost everything. This makes them among the most vulnerable parts of our bodies to dirt and dust. Although washing your hands may clean them, it won’t get rid of the dirt and dirt that has built up over time. This can cause infection. Regular manicures are a good way to keep dirt, germs, and other debris at bay.
Manicures nourish your cuticles
The dead skin at the base your nails’ base is called cuticles. Cuticles act as a germ-barrier between your nail plate (the visible portion of your nail) & the thick layers surrounding your nail, called the eponychium. Regular manicures at home will help keep your cuticles healthy and soft.
Massages improve blood circulation
As we mentioned earlier, the most frequently used and therefore most utilized parts of our body are our hands. Our hands are far less used than our legs. A 20-minute massage is an important step in any manicure. It stimulates blood flow and increases mobility in your wrists and fingers. A top-rated beauty therapist can give you a relaxing manicure and hand massage at your home. Simply Book Urban Company’s Salon at Home.
Manicures can help you relax
What happens after a great massage is complete? A relaxing dose of relaxation, of course! A great massage not only relaxes your muscles but also helps to release tension from your fingertips and palms.
You will feel your hands soften and smooth for up to 2 weeks after the creamy massage and exfoliating.
How to do a manicure at home naturally
Sometimes we don’t have the time or the money to go to a salon every month for a mani-pedi. You can also do this simple cut file-polish manicure at your home to keep your tips looking great all week. A simple homemade manicure scrub can be used to exfoliate. Continue reading to learn how to make a manicure step-by-step using natural ingredients and products that you probably already have at home.
Things That You Will Need
- Nail cutter
- Nail filer
- Nail paints
The hand soak
- Deep dish or shallow tub
- Shampoo and body wash
- Lemon juice
Make your own manicure scrub
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
Step-by-Step Guide to How to Do a Home Manicure
Step 1 – Cut
First, wash your hands with soap. Next, use a mild detergent to clean your nails. To reduce length, trim your fingernails horizontally. Finally, clip the corners to create your preferred nail shape. Either stick with the traditional square or rounded shape or try something new like a lipstick, ballerina, or a lipstick.
Step 2 – File
To smoothen the edges, use the filer to swipe the filer in the same direction. The nails can be ripped by swiping the filer in different directions. This video will show you how to shape your nails.
Step 3 – Soak
Hot (not boiling) water should be added to the tub. Add hot (not boiling!) water to the tub. 2 tablespoons honey and 1 lemon juice. Honey is great for moisturizing and de-tanning. Lemon is also a wonderful whitening agent. To soften your hands, soak them in the solution for at least 5 minutes. Once your hands feel soft and silky, you can push the cuticles back with the back of the nail filer’s handle. To keep your cuticles soft, rub a little olive oil onto them.
Step 4 – Scrub
There are many homemade nail care products, but this simple scrub with lemon, sugar, and olive oil is suitable for all skin types. In a small bowl, combine two teaspoons sugar, half a cup of olive oil and one teaspoonful lemon juice. Your palm heat will melt the sugar crystals. This will allow you to gently remove dead skin cells. Your hands will be nourished by the olive oil. Make sure you scrub your hands for at least 2 minutes. After that, rinse them in lukewarm running water. Use a soft towel to dry your hands.
Step 5 – Polish
Applying nail polish is the final step in pampering your hands. A trendy minimalist style could be your next step. These are easy to do and look great. Book a classic manicure at Urban Company if you still want the luxury of a spa but don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your own home.
Mani must-Haves: How do you build a basic manicure set?
The following items are necessary for a basic manicure kit that you can keep at home:
- Nail cutters (small to medium size)
- Nail filer
- Nail buffer and shiner
- Cuticle pusher
- Orange stick
- Pumice stone
- Nail brush
- Antiseptic solution (Dettol, Salon etc.)
- Vitamin E oil
- Clear nail polish
Last words of advice
You should remember a few things when you do a manicure. For example, moisturise your hands after applying nail polish remover. This dehydrates your skin. You should not leave nail polish on your nails for longer than two weeks as it can cause nail discoloration. You should leave your nails bare for at least a week before you apply nail polish again.