Giving yourself a manicure may seem harmless enough, but there are some key techniques that, if done incorrectly, can not only ruin your entire paint job but also risk your health.
4 common manicure mistakes you need to avoid
Achieving the perfect manicure look is not always simple.Try avoiding these mistakes.
Manicures seem easy to do, but many common mistakes prevent you from getting the perfect nails.
There are some of the major manicure mistakes that most of us have been committing since ages and some of them are mentioned in the next section. Try to avoid them:
- Peeling it off
Most people don’t have the patience to book a removal appointment and submit to a soak-off process. Instead, they start to peel the lacquer off the nail which can cause damage to the upper layer of the nail and lead to dryness, cracking or infections.
If you’d still prefer to take off your gel manicure at home, invest in an at-home removal kit or create a DIY one with 100 per cent acetone solution.
- Going for cheap
Nail manicures don’t come cheap, especially the ones from great salons. Therefore, many women are opting to get their gel manicures done at cheaper neighbourhood salons. While that might be a great decision for your purse, it isn’t so good for your nails.
It’s very likely that cheaper salons go for older systems which don’t cure the nails properly leading to manicures that peel away within days. Make sure that your salon of choice is using the latest and greatest technologies.
- Mixing nail systems
While it’s not a cardinal sin, mixing and matching different nail systems can be harmful to your nails.
These products are designed differently and the whole line of products (prep products, base coats, top coats and colour) are designed to work together towards giving you the shiniest, strongest finish. Mixing up products can mess up with results and even make removal harder. Please, stick to the same brand.
Waiting patiently for the gel to cure can be a challenge to many…even if it’s just for a few minutes! There’s the temptation to remove your hand from the curation light device to respond to texts or check your social media platforms.
The timers on the curing devices exist for a reason. The gel needs all those allocated seconds to cure properly to ensure you a long-lasting manicure.
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