Caution, freshly painted!
You don't necessarily have to go to a manicure for beautiful, well-groomed and, above all, healthy nails. With our tips and tricks, we show you how you can ideally care for your nails from home and how you can easily acquire a great nail care routine.
Step 1: You should use an acetone-free nail polish remover (acetone removes moisture and grease from your nails and this is extremely harmful to your nails) to gently and thoroughly remove your old nail polish. If you soak a cotton pad in nail polish remover and press the pad onto your old nail polish for a few seconds, you're doing the right thing. Then gently wipe the pad from the nail bed to the nail tip and remove the old polish. Free of old paint and residue, your nails are then ready for further nail care.
Step 2: It doesn't help - from time to time you have to trim your nails. Either you use nail scissors, a nail file or nail clippers. A nail clipper is suitable for both thick and thin nails. With a clipper you get a smooth nail edge, which you can then round off with a file. Compared to nail scissors, however, you cannot work as precisely with clippers. Clippers are better for this if you have trouble cutting the nails on both hands with scissors. You can also trim your nails with a nail file. However, this is much more time-consuming than with scissors or nail clippers. The file is ideal for small corrections.
Step 3: To finally give your nails a great shape, use a fine nail file. It does not matter whether it is made of glass, stainless steel or with a foam core. Important: Keep your fingers away from coarse files! Rough files can cause your nails to chip. You should only work on your nails in one direction with the file - from the side to the middle of the nail. This will avoid chipping.
Step 4: Fingernails and hand cream - does that go together? We think that fits perfectly! Because a hand cream not only moisturizes your hands but is also ideal for nail care. The hand cream is a great remedy, especially for dry and cracked cuticles. It provides your cuticles with plenty of moisture and thus prevents the cuticles from drying out and tearing.
Step 5: As an alternative to hand cream, you can also use nail oil. Because nail oils strengthen your cuticles in the long term. Massage the oil into your nails or bathe your nails in lukewarm olive or almond oil.
Step 6: Now you are ready to prepare your nails for the new polish. You should first gently clean your nails with a nail brush. Then push your cuticles back with a cotton swab. It is best not to paint your nails immediately after showering. Because the warm water softens your nails and the nail polish would chip off quickly. Also use our Base Coat as a base coat. This not only evens out fine bumps in your nail bed, but also protects against discoloration, especially with intensive and dark shades. Apply the base coat to your nails in a thin layer and then give it enough time to dry. After that you can start applying your paint. It is best to apply the color in thin layers as well. If you also make sure that the layers of varnish have dried sufficiently between the varnishing processes, then you will enjoy your freshly varnished nails for a long time.