Some typical ways for nail care include wearing rubber gloves for doing household chores such as washing clothes, utensils, etc. Also, remember to massage a cream afterwards on the nails and the skin around them.
Trick for an even nail coat
- After cleaning the nails and nail bed, apply nail varnish, using three long, smooth strokes, from the base of the nails to the tip.
- Two coats of colour will be needed for an even finish.
Why do nails turn yellow?
Sometimes, the nails acquire a yellowish tinge, due to wearing nail polish constantly. Leave them unpolished sometimes. Sun-exposure and some pastel colours can also leave a yellowish tinge.
- For protection, use a clear, transparent nail polish as a top coat.
- UV resistant top coats are also available.
- To protect the nails, apply a transparent base coat first, and then apply the colour of your choice.
How to get rid of yellow nails
- Scrape the surface of the nail with the finest-grain side of an emery board, so that the nail is not damaged.
- Then apply UV resistant or clear polish for protection.
- The nails can also be “buffed” or rubbed with a piece of chamois leather.
Manicure for healthy and clean nails
A weekly manicure keeps the nails in good condition.
- For a home manicure, first remove old nail varnish.
- To cut nails, use a nail clipper.
- Then shape them with an emery board.
- File in one direction only.
- Soak the hands in warm water for five minutes after adding a few drops of shampoo. Use a soft brush to clean the nails.
- Wash your hands.
- Then apply cream and massage the nails and skin around it.
- Push the cuticles back gently using a cotton bud. Keep them soft and smooth; otherwise, they stick to the nail and get dragged as the nail grows.
- Avoid cutting the cuticles or cleaning the nails with sharp instruments.
- Use a cotton bud to clean under the nails.
Nail colours for winter
- Metallic colours are the 'in' thing.
- Sparkle for the night.
- Dark colours continue to be “in vogue” – maroon, dark plum, navy blue, dark grey, even going close to black.
- Blue or green can be experimented with this winter.
- Warm colours are great for winter like coral, wine, plum, or burgundy.
- A dark pink or rose-red or the bold brick-red also look great in winter.