Nothing feels better than a fresh set of nails. Whether you prefer acrylics, Gel-X nails or a simple spa manicure, you’ll want to keep your nails looking great for as long as possible after your spa manicure.
So, how can you extend the life of your next manicure? We’ve listed the four best ways to care for your nails after your nail salon appointment.
Prevent Dry Nails With Cuticle Oil
During a spa manicure, your technician will carefully push back, trim and moisturize your cuticles. This part of the service helps your nails look neat and polished.
While tempting, avoid pulling at or trimming your cuticles at home, as you’re likely to cause more harm than good.
Instead, apply a cuticle oil nightly to help moisturize your nails and nail beds. This will help prevent dry, brittle nails and make you less tempted to pull at your cuticles.
Avoid Using Alcohol-Based Products on Your Manicure
Before applying your skincare or using a cleaning product, check the label for alcohol content.
Alcohol-based products dry out your nails, making them more susceptible to breakage. Harsh products can also cause your polish to chip or crack.
To extend the life of your spa manicure as much as possible, stick to gentle, moisturizing products. If you have to use harsh cleaners, wear gloves to avoid stripping your nail polish.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Ever noticed your skin feels extra soft and supple after leaving the nail salon? The secret is high-quality moisturizing lotions.
Maintain that pampered feeling by applying a good moisturizer nightly. Not only will your hands feel softer, but keeping your nails moisturized will help to keep them healthy.
File Your Nails Properly
If you need to file your nails at home, make sure to do so properly.
Avoid using a metal or glass emery board, as these can be too rough on your nails. You’ll also want to avoid filing your nails while they’re wet – waiting until they’re completely dry will minimize micro-tears in the nail.
Next, make sure to file in one direction rather than back and forth. By doing so, you’ll prevent breaking or chipping your nails.
Lastly, the best way to ensure a long-lasting, beautiful manicure is to book with a premier nail salon and spa. At Newport Nails, we use the latest tools and techniques to give our clients the best possible results from their spa manicure and pedicure services.