A professional manicure usually lasts 45 minutes. Your nails are cut and filed, according to your desired shape and length. Your hands are soaked in water to soften the cuticles. Then your cuticles are pushed back. A hand massage follows, after which the polish of your choice is applied – base coat, 2 coats of colour and top coat. The colour usually lasts about 5 days – but this depends how well you take care of your hands.
• The polish needs to dry completely – be careful with driving and digging into your handbag.
Maintaining your Results
• Moisturize your hands regularly –especially at night, before going to bed.
• From time to time exfoliate your hands.
• Filing your nails (if done correctly) will help to strengthen your nails. File in one direction only – don’t file back and forth, back and forth, as this creates heat, which in turn weakens the nails.
• Nourish your cuticle with cuticle oil (almond oil will do).
• Use gloves while doing tasks around the home, including washing the dishes.
• When the polish starts chipping off, remove it with a non-acetone nail polish remover.
• If you are applying colour yourself, always start with a base coat. Then 2 thin coats of your colour, and finish off with a top coat.
• If you have a nail condition (such as soft or brittle nails) – it would have to be treated accordingly.
• Once in a while, book a paraffin treatment with your manicure to soften your skin and cuticle – skin comes extremely soft. And the softness is long lasting.
Leave it to Aesthetic Day Spa Columbia. A slightly chipped or snagged nail can easily be mended by filing the nail. But if you have a bigger problem such as a split nail, don’t attempt to fix it yourself. Call us and schedule an appointment to get it fixed.
Allergic reactions to nail products, though not very common, can occur. It’s important to be able to detect if you have one. Allergic reactions are characterized by redness, itching, swelling around the nails, or irritation around the eyes and mouth. Call us if you develop any of these symptoms, and be sure to get checked out by a medical professional.