How to take care of your nails

Whenever you want to soften calluses on your feet or spend a day taking care of yourself, taking care of your own nails is the perfect option. Just a little time and effort, you will have soft feet and clean shiny toes that make others jealous.
Steps

How to take care of your nails

1. Prepare tools. To have a good manicure, you need some basic nail care tools. Prepare a foot bath, nail clipper, nail file, Orange Stick or Cuticle Stick to clean the skin around the nail, paper file, pumice stone or nail brush, topcoat and primer, and color paint to your liking. You can prepare extra bath salts for foot baths, nippers, Cuticle Oil and lotions for foot massages.

How to take care of your nails

2. Remove old paint. Although this step is natural, it is the first and important step when you are taking care of your nails. It will be difficult for you to apply a new color to your nail on an old paint job! Use an acetone-based cleaning solution to make sure you clean the old paint and skin around the nail.

How to take care of your nails

3. Foot bath. Pour lukewarm water into a basin or tub, if desired, add a little salt or bath oil. This is the time for you to sit and relax! Soak feet for about 10 minutes; Warm water will soften calluses, remove dirt and irritant buildup on the skin. It also helps soften the nail and the skin surrounding it, which is important when you’re about to paint.

How to take care of your nails

4. Cut and file the nails. Start by using the nail clipper to trim the nail, cut a long section so that there is a white part at the tip. You should cut the tip of the nail slightly square, following the natural nail growth at the tip of the toe. Use a file to sharpen the sharp edge of the nail, but press it not to cut and create the desired tip shape.
Avoid cutting your nails in a circular pattern, as this can deepen the nail.
If possible, file your nails in one direction to avoid breaking the nail layers and breaking the nails.

How to take care of your nails

5. Clean the skin around the nail. Although this step is not mandatory, it is useful for you to have a well-prepared foundation before painting. Use an Orange Stick or Cuticle Stick to gently clean the skin around the nail. If you have a nipper, gently remove the dead skin from the skin with a nipper. After cutting, apply a little Cuticle Oil to replenish moisture in sensitive skin.

How to take care of your nails

6. Smooth the tip of the nail. Use a paper file to file a smooth top and rough edges at the tip of the nail. Pay special attention to the edge that you have just cut or file with the nail file because this should theoretically need to be slightly beveled in order for the nail to be flat. Put the file in one direction and keep it tilted to file the entire nail.

How to take care of your nails

7. Clean and soften the skin. Now is the time to work with your feet. Use pumice stone to scrub the calluses on the heels and ankles. You should not scrub too hard in these areas because the irritation causes the skin to react by becoming thicker to protect the soft tissue below, you rub again, the skin is thicker and so on. will become an endless circle, so rubbing gently with little or no force is best. After removing dead skin or calluses, you can use a scrub brush to clean the entire foot. Scrub the gaps between your toes and instep, adding more soap if you prefer to be cleaner.
After rubbing your feet, be sure to rinse with water.
Avoid using a nail scrub like a ‘scraper’ on lumpy skin as it has been shown that doing so is dangerous for the skin and can cause a fungal infection.

How to take care of your nails

8. Complete the preparation steps for painting. Remove foot from basin and allow to dry. Dry your feet and if you like, apply a layer of Lotion to your skin and massage. If you like this, use a bit of nail cleanser again (Lotion cream can make the paint not stick)

How to take care of your nails

9. Apply primer. Use clear nail polish to protect nails. The primer will prevent the nail polish from yellowing as well as creating a hard coat to paint over.

How to take care of your nails

10. Paint according to your preference. Choose a nail polish color and paint each toenail. Start painting from the middle of the nail, near the epidermis, and use a long-lasting brush to apply paint tight to each tip. Paint from the center to the bottom of the nail, use the fingernail or the edge of the Orange Stick to clean off any nail polish that has accidentally dropped on the skin. You may need two more coats to get an opaque finish.

How to take care of your nails

11. Finish. Wait a few minutes for the paint to dry and apply additional coatings. Topcoats will help keep the paint layer and make it last longer without breaking. Then, keep the foot in place for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the paint to dry completely. Touch your painted nails to check if the paint is still sticky; If it is completely non-stick and it does not tarnish when pressed, you are done! Show off your cute new toenails and look at your new and soft feet.
Advice
– Clean any tools you have used with detergent after it’s done; Dirty tools are a hiding place for bacteria that can make you become infected the next time you use them.
Warning
– Always check the temperature of the water before soaking your feet to avoid scalding.

– Be careful when cutting the epidermis as it may lead to infection. Also always cross the nail in a straight line or cut to the point where the nail is ingested.

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