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Get rid of cuticles around the nails

Get rid of cuticles around the nails

Cold weather, dry weather and biting your nails, are one of the many reasons why people suffer from cracked and dry skin surrounding their nails. In addition to biting their nails, most of the times, people tend to bite the skin that surrounds their nails. Moreover, doing this can sometimes lead to painful tears and rips that may lead the area to become infected. However, the problem of dry, cracked, and ripped skin around the nails can be repaired, only by you following those few easy steps to get rid of cuticles around the nails.

Soak your hands.

Get rid of cuticles around the nails

In a medium sized bowl, fill about 4 inches-deep warm water. After that, dip the tips of your hands in it, and make sure to submerge all the nails and cuticles. Do not soak them for less than 5 minutes. In fact, warm water softens the skin in order to have an easy and pain free cuticle removal.

Dry your hands.

Get rid of cuticles around the nails

After you are done soaking, dry your hands with a clean towel. Moreover, make sure that your cuticles are still moist, but free of water drops. In fact, if you want the procedure to be less painful, make sure that your skin stays moist and soft.

Push back your cuticles.

Get rid of cuticles around the nails

After that, Use a wooden cuticle pusher. This is a tool made to help keeping your cuticles from growing over your nail. Make sure that the tool is sterilized before and after each time you use it. And what can be better, is if you get rid of the wooden spoon every time, since it can collect bacteria.

Cut the extra skin around your nails.

Get rid of cuticles around the nails

The tools used are called manicure nippers and manicure scissors. Those tools cut away extra dead skin from around your nails. However, be very careful because you should only cut away skin that is loose and soft.

Moisturize

Get rid of cuticles around the nailsIt is essential that you moisturize the area after you are done, because a moisturizer will prevent them from growing back again.

 

Get Nail Polish To Stay

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You are frustrated, you see your friends, using the same nail polish products and techniques as you do, but their nail polish stays for days and yours only for hours. Your nails look like you were in a fight with them, but you friends’ nails look perfect and untouched. Well, all of this depends on the type of your nails. However, there are many factors that cause this problem, as well as multiple solutions and hacks. Keep on reading as we guide you through them.

The factors

Multiple factors contribute to the fact that your nail polish does not last. The quality of the nail polish might not be good; a good product along with a good nail polish application are the key! In addition, there are some people who naturally have thin nails, while others have strong nails. In conclusion, it all depends on your nail type, the product, and how it is applied.

The perfect Nail Polish Technique

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 2Cleanliness is the key

First thing you need to do is make them clean before you apply anything. Clean previous nail polish residue with an acetone that contains oils so that nothing will remain of them.

Remove stains

Sometimes, due to coffee and smoking, stains may appear on the nail. Soak a cotton swab in water and bleach, and rub it on the stain. This will surely remove them and make your nails clean.

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 3Get the perfect base coat for your nails

Try as much as you can to find a base coat that feels sticky; this will act as a double phased duct tape that will make your nail polish stick on it.

Apply two coats of polish

In order to perfectly cover your nails.

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 4Don’t shake

Instead of shaking it, roll the nail polish bottle between the palms of your hand, as shaking it might cause air bubbles to form which will make the polish peel.

Be patient

This might take a little while to dry; wait for it, and try not to use your hands for 30 mins.

 

Nails: Ways to strengthen them

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Splitting, breaking, peeling. These are three of the most nail problems that women face. In fact, us women, always aim for a perfect set so we can apply the perfect nail polish with the design we saw over social media. However, our weak nails are always standing in the way. In fact, there are ways you can follow in order to naturally strengthen your nails.

Lessen Water Exposure

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Keeping your hands for a long time in water can make them softer and prone to breaking and peeling. For this reason, put on gloves when you are washing dishes, and try to put them out of water when you are planning to soak for a prolonged period of time on the bathtub.

Carmencitta Magazine - Nails Ways to strengthen them 4Keep yourself hydrated

Apart from being a good thing for your skin, water is too essential to keep your fingernails strong. Drink a lot of water in order to keep your body hydrated and your nails hard. In addition, a healthy diet that contains proteins is a good way to harden them.

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Keep them short

If you are having a problem with weak nails, try to keep them short and cutting them, while you work on making them become stronger. In fact, shorter nails are less prone to breaking because there is less exposure to water and hard surfaces.

Moisturize your cuticles

Instead of spending so much time cutting your cuticles, invest your money on oils and crèmes that are made especially for dry cuticles. In fact, keeping your cuticles dry, can lead to nail peeling and breaking.

Carmencitta Magazine - Nails Ways to strengthen them 5Make a nail soak at home

Coconut oil, argon oil, vitamin E oil, tee tree oil, and castor oil, are a great way to help your nails become stronger. Just put a little amount in a bowl and soak each hand for 10 minutes.

Fall Nails Designs

Fall nails designs are something we look forward to every season to know what’s trending.

In fact, nail art is far from over. This fall, it has become way more sophisticated than it ever was. This season, we’re talking about gorgeous patterns in rich shades of wine red, gold and more. In short, get ready to welcome autumn with some cool fall nails designs. Help yourself with this tutorial.

What Nail Shapes Are In This Fall?

Fall nails are all about shorter nails with a rounded tip. The nails square shape is out since last spring. The perfect nail shape this fall is the same shape as your nail’s bottom part. This means that both parts of your nails should be almost identical.

Inspired Fall Nails Art

During your summer vacation, you used to paint some palm trees painted on your nails. Now that autumn is on our doorsteps, fall nails designs shouldn’t be limited to falling leaves only. It’s much more than that.
The fall nails colors that are most common now are black, white, wine red, and gold. Today, it is impossible not to round up the most eye-catching fall nails designs we bring you in this tutorial. This is the next thing you want to wear on your nails now that the autumn season is here.
Are you ready? Prepare your material and get set. To achieve this fall nails look, you will be needing painting brushes of different sizes of course. Don’t forget to prepare a bit of cotton and attach it to the end of a thin stick. You will also need a base and top coat polish. Get your white and black nail polish ready. Choose your favorite shade of wine red and here you are. Follow the instructions of this tutorial and glow.

Christmas Project: Candy cane Nail Art

This season is all about creativity. We are surrounded by white, green and red. From snowflakes, reindeers, Santa and his helpers, gingerbread houses and building snowmen to mistletoes and brightly-lighten trees, December has wonderful ways of making us enjoy the festivities. With all this variety in Christmas decorations, what a better way to celebrate than to turn your nails into colorful candy canes! Follow the instruction for the glittery nail art.

What you need:

  • Nail Polish: red, white and your most sparkly color
  • Thin brush
  • Top coat

Before you start:

Hold your brushes and your vivid bottles of nail polish. Before you start your fun adventure of transforming your nails into a sweet treat, try the nail art on one finger first to see if you actually like it. If you do, and it is likely that you will, go on with your colorful project.

How to do it:

Choose your favorite shade of red nail polish and use it as a top coat to cover the canvas (your nail, of course). Going for a nice and wine-like color is always better than neon red for a Christmas-themed nail art as it gives a more traditional look. Wait for it to dry and make sure that there are no traces of air bubbles or smudges. Apply a second coat of that dreamy red to maximize the beauty of that background color.

Using a thin brush and a white nail polish; draw three equally-distant diagonal lines on your nail. Note that the space between the lines should be wide enough to welcome a new color.

Bring out your sparkly side by filling the space between each of the white lines with a diagonal glittery color. Silver and gold go well with this design. Let it dry. Apply a final transparent top coat to protect your nail art and make it last longer.

Like the result? Play some Christmas carols in the background and enjoy decorating the rest of your nails by following the same simple and easy steps.

Benefits of a manicure

Benefits of a manicure

We are always rushing to the nail salon in order to have a manicure. In addition, we are in constant search for the perfect salon that fits with our taste as well as budget, In fact, in addition to making your hands and nails look a lot better, a manicure has several other benefits if it was done in a professional way with a treatment. Here are the benefits of a professional treatment manicure you did not know you are getting.

Skin Care

Benefits of a manicure

In fact, the part of your body that is the most exposed to dirt and weather every day, are your hands. This fact leads them to always create a new layer of skin and slough off the old one to keep your hands safe. In fact, when you get a professional manicure, it means you are getting a thorough cleaning with special lotions designed only to exfoliate your skin. Moreover, this treatment will ensure that dead skin cells will be remover, which will keep your hands smooth and give them a wrinkles free appearance.

Blood Flow

Benefits of a manicureIn addition to providing you with smooth, cuticle free, and wrinkles free hands, a professional treatment will give you the perfect massage. In fact, this massage is relaxing, as well as it helps improving the blood circulation to your hands and fingers. Moreover, this massage will help in reducing pain from your hands and joints.

Fungal Infections

Benefits of a manicureFungi often grow on toe nails, however, it can also appear on your finger nails. In fact, this happens when your hands are exposed to too much moisture. This is why, a professional manicurist, is going to be able to identify a fungal infection, and provide you with the best solution and treatmen. This is why, an expert is always necessary.

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