Do you often think about the condition of your hands and nails?
Do you often pay attention to the hands of your friends, colleagues, partners? Isn’t it very pleasant to shake hands and feel that the skin is dry and smooth, there is no hint of nicotine stains or dirt under the nails, and the nails are neatly and evenly trimmed? I think there can’t be two opinions on that. Now imagine that people often pay attention to your hands, too, and if they’re not well groomed, it leaves a bad impression of you.
It doesn’t take too much effort to be at your best, you just need to follow a few simple rules, which will be discussed below. Men’s manicure has its own specifics, which makes it different from women’s manicure. In many salons, this procedure is carried out even without the use of tweezers, preferring special softening agents, scrub and pumice stone, so you can safely trust the professionals. If you do not have enough time for regular visits to beauty salons, you can do on your own and do the manicure at home, should only be equipped with the appropriate tools and patience.
How to do the men’s manicure at home? So, hand care begins with hygiene. Wash your hands only in warm water, because cold or too hot water can cause peeling of the skin and make it rough. It is better to use soap containing glycerin or liquid soap. This will help avoid excessive dryness of the skin caused by hard water. After that, you should always wipe your hands thoroughly with a soft towel.
It is important to know that simply trimming the nails is not enough. To prevent them from peeling and clinging, it is necessary to use a file, which should be of the sandpaper type, with Teflon, silver or other coating. A metal file breaks the structure of the nails, creating micro cracks, which leads to nail brittleness. Nails should be filed with smooth movements from the sides to the center, not too much grinding the corners – this will prevent problems with ingrown nails.
If you have enough time and want to make your nails perfect, the next step is a warm bath, which will make the skin around the nails softer. You can add sea salt to the water, which will have a soothing effect on the skin. When your hands are sufficiently steamed, you should apply a special softening composition to the cuticle, and after a few minutes use a special orange stick to push back the cuticle and gently clean the surface of the nail.
If the remaining cuticle roll is rough and ugly, you can’t do without tweezers, but they must be very well sharpened. Persons who are not confident in their abilities should better entrust this procedure to someone close to them, or even go directly to the next point.
The main emphasis in the male manicure is on the polishing of the nails. For this purpose, it is necessary to purchase a polishing file. For a better effect, you should first rub a nourishing cream into the skin of the hands and nails, and then you will achieve a soft noble shine. You can also cover the nails with a transparent varnish, but in this case they will shine more intensively, and this is not acceptable to all men.
Probably many men, after reading the article, decided that it is very difficult to make a manicure, and the result will be ambiguous. But believe me, it’s just as difficult as a clean shave, you just need to get used to it. And as experience suggests, those men who once did manicure in the salon, they can not deny themselves this pleasure, so do not immediately discard this option. One way or another, you will have a goal, and everyone chooses his own ways to achieve it!