Know more about your nail (6)-How long should manicure last?

March 6, 2008 at 9:52 pm (Let's Discuss) (, , )

How long should your manicure last?

Experts say one to 2 weeks. A pedicure should last 2 to 4 weeks.

Additional expert tips:

1. Want to ensure your nails are the right shape? Line each finger up with its opposite, cuticle-to-cuticle.

2. Fingers stained from nicotine, berries or too dark polish? Take a whitening toothpaste & brush away the stains.

3. Two thin coats are better than one thick coat. You’ll find it dries faster.

To file or not to file?
The corner of your nails should never be filed.
Why? Filing the corners of your nails will weaken the nail and you will find that they will break more easily as a result.

Nails may be craving something?
If your nails are weak, splitting, fragile etc, the problem could be traced back to an inadequate water intake.
Most people don’t drink nearly enough water. Drink up!

The best place to store your nail polish?
Don’t store polish in a warm place as the polish will change consistency.
Contrary to popular belief, it is a good idea to store it in the refrigerator.

What to do about brittle nails?
The most common nail wreckers are harsh detergents and water, which can stress nail fibers. So be sure to put rubber gloves on while you clean or do dishes.
Also, avoid using perfume lotions that usually contain alcohol if your nails are brittle. It will only make your nails worse.
It may be possible that your calcium intake is low, as well.


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