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Between Appointments: Tips for at-Home Nail Maintenance

Between Appointments: Tips for at-Home Nail Maintenance

If you’re a woman who cares about her nails – and let’s be honest here: who among us doesn’t spend at least some time worrying about them? – then you know how important professional nail care from a salon can be. A good manicure can cure a great many ills – or so I’ve been told. The problem is that most of us don’t have the time or resources to get to the nail salon as often as we’d like. And that means that we need to do at-home maintenance to protect and preserve those nails between appointments. Here are some tips that can help with that process.

Keep Your Hands Clean and Moist

Perhaps the most important thing that you can do for your nails is to keep them clean and moist. Wash them regularly to keep them free of dirt, bacteria, and debris. Avoid harsh chemical soaps, to ensure that you don’t dry out your skin or nails. In addition, apply moisturizer to keep that skin soft and supple.

Trimming Promotes Growth

Some women like to complain that their nails never seem to grow. However, many of those women simply aren’t doing the right things to make their nails grow – like trimming them. You should clip your nails every couple of weeks, to promote new growth and keep them strong and healthy.

At the same time, that nail trimming accomplishes another goal as well. Yes, it promotes new growth, which can help you grow out your nails. But a good trimming also helps you to increase nail strength – which can prevent chipping, cracks, and other nail problems. Yes, that requires sacrificing a certain amount of nail length, but the end result will be well worth that sacrifice.

Spare Your Cuticles

You’ve probably been told to push back your cuticles regularly. The problem is that you need those cuticles to seal the nail’s base. If you compromise that seal in any way, you could be creating an entry point for bacteria and leave yourself vulnerable to infection. Your best bet is to leave the cuticles alone and let your nail technician manage them at your next appointment.

Use Top Coat

Are you interested in extending the life of that manicure you just got? Well, then get used to using top coat. A clever application of top coat can be a great way to protect your manicured nails – whether your polish went on at the salon or at home. As a rule, try to apply a new layer every two or three days for maximum protection.

At Tiffany Beauty Spa, our nail technicians are committed to ensuring that your nails always look their best. We know that the best way to accomplish that goal is to work with our clients to provide the right level of professional nail care and at-home maintenance. Together, those efforts can ensure that your nails continue to dazzle everyone who sees them. To learn more and to schedule your next appointment for the best manicure services in Fort Lauderdale, call us today.