Let’s admit it, women love to put nail polish on because it is both fun to do and beautiful to look at. If it makes a woman more attractive, then most likely she would want to have it. And nail polish is no exception. With different colors and designs to choose from, a woman can go gaga over nail polish.
It is a known fact though that nail polish is not very good for one’s nails. Especially when one does not know how to correctly use nail polish, the natural look of one’s nails including its strength and durability may become affected.
Let us then look into 6 easy and important steps on how to correctly apply nail polish. If you’re into nail polish, you’d want to read this.
NAIL POLISH APPLICATION
Essential Step 1
Select the nail polish you would want to use. When selecting, look beyond color and aesthetic appeal. Look beyond how the nail polish would match your look and your clothes. Aside from these, you also need to look at the quality of your nail polish. Look into the ingredients for starters. There are a lot of nail polishes that are harmful to the nails, making them yellowish and weak. Look into natural ingredients that are safe to use on the nails. Another vital information you need to look into is your nail polish’s expiration. Expired nail polish is harmful to nails. Make sure that your nail polish is not more than 2 months old.
Essential Step 2
Clean your nails properly. Over scrapping and cleaning of nails would not be good for your nails. Aside from these, look into your nail polish remover. Use the safest out in the market as nail polish removers are strong solutions that damage the nails. Your cleaning equipment should also be in good condition. Nail files, nail cutters, cuticle removers and the like should be sanitized and working well.
Essential Step 3
Moisturize your nails. Probably one of the most important steps needed before the actual application of the polish, moisturizing the nails is needed to keep nails healthy. When nails are healthy and moisturized the nails would become more beautiful and attractive. Good oil based moisturizers like argan oil is the perfect product for the nails. It is easily absorbed by the nails, giving the nails important vitamins and nutrients. Argan oil is also an all natural product so it is safe to use even on the most sensitive nails.
Essential Step 4
For best results in nail polish application, put a single coat first and let dry for at least 10 minutes. You may also want to submerge nails in cold water to help the nail polish dry faster without destroying it. Never use a blower or a fan to dry your nail polish as these would force bubbles to show on the nail polish.
Essential Step 5
Avoid touching wet nail polish onto skin and other things as these would scrape off the polish. You’d have to do it all over again.
Essential Step 6
The second coating of the polish, if you decide to put a second coat, should be left to dry for another 20 minutes to help keep the polish lasting longer.
These 6 essential nail polish tips will surely make your nails become beautiful without sacrificing good nail health.