Driving off to the salon for some much-needed pampering is not a possibility right now. However, don’t worry. You can take matters into your own hands and give yourself an at-home manicure.
Here is how you can give yourself an at-home manicureduring the COVID-19 quarantine.
1. Remove Old Nail Paint
The first thing you must do is remove your current nail polish. You can use a nail polish remover and cotton pad for this. Dip the pad in the remover and wipe away the polish. Make sure to clean up every corner and crevice until there’s no residue left. Moreover, if you paint your nails very often, you should select a non-acetone remover.
2. Cut and File Your Nails
The second step is to clip your nails, especially if they are too long. This will keep your nails healthy. Make sure that your nails aren’t too short or long; medium-sized nails are easy and convenient to handle. When you are done clipping your nails, you will notice a lot of rough and uneven ends. This is what your filer is for! Pull out the best filer you have and start shaping your nails without exerting too much pressure on them.
3. Soak Your Hands
Since you can’t massage your hands as well as a manicurist, soaking your hands is the second-most relaxing thing. All you need is a big bowl of warm water. You can add shampoo in it to create some foam and then soak your fingers for a while in it. This will help clean your hands and loosen your cuticles. You can also soak your hands before cutting your nails as it will be easier for you to cut them.
4. Apply Cuticle Cream
After you have soaked your hands for a while, take them out and wipe them off on a towel. The next step for you is to apply some cuticle cream on your nails and massage them properly. You can also use a cuticle pusher to push your cuticles and give them some shape. However, remember not to apply too much pressure as it can cause an infection.
5. Apply Hand Moisturizer
Once your hands look all clean and shiny, don’t forget to add some moisturizer. While the massage might not be as good as the one at the salon, you can try your best to gently massage your fingers and the areas around your nails.
With these 5 simple steps, you can give yourself a great at-home manicurewhile being quarantined. Once you are done with all these steps, you can pick a nail color of your choice and paint your nails.