Importance of manicure and pedicure!

Importance of manicure & pedicure
Nail care is an important part of the beauty system like your skin and hair care. We relied on salon and salon professionals to get the right shape of hands and toenails. But with this lockdown, we can’t do manicures and pedicures professionally because the salon is closed. Does that mean we have to let our nails grow and stay healthy? No! We have everything you need. Read on to know how to do manicures and pedicures at home!

 What Benefits of manicure and pedicure?

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Hands and feet come in contact with various elements on a daily basis: contamination, dirt and dust, product accumulation, and many cleansing agents. Deep cleansing of your nails and toenails will remove contaminated and dead skin cells. Scrubbing and massage will also help increase blood circulation to the fingers and toes. Soaking it in water will also help relieve stress. Also, distal subangular infection is the most common fungal nail infection and can be cured in both nails and toenails.
That said, the steps to a manicure and pedicure are the same. You simply notice each nail and a few steps are added to the pedicure. Here’s how to do a manicure and pedicure at home.
Determine a place where you will do manicures and pedicures. Spread a towel or newsprint on the floor and place a stool or chair on it. Using a table, keep all the materials you need for Moni and Paddy on hand. Keep a bucket full of water for use. Fill another bucket half full with a little warm water to wet your feet and hands. Wash your hands and feet thoroughly with a mild soap before going to your gem spot. Sanitize your hands and feet with a sanitizer when you sit down and get ready.
Remove previously applied nail polish using nail polish remover and cotton ball. Make sure your nail polish is free. Soak your feet and hands in a bucket of hot water. Soak it for 10 minutes.
Alternatively, you can soak a DIY for better results. To soak your manicure, take two egg yolks, a quarter of the milk, and a tablespoon of honey. Blend the fixings in a little bowl and stir. Soak your nails for about 10 minutes. Wash them well. Calcium from milk and protein from eggs will strengthen your nails. To soak a pedicure, add two tablespoons of hot coconut oil to warm water and soak your feet for 10 minutes.
Use a scrub to remove any dead skin. To make a DIY scrub, add nine tablespoons of yogurt with six tablespoons of sugar and a few drops of lemon and mix it well. Apply it on your feet and massage gently for two to three minutes. Rinse face with warm water. Take a similar scrub for the hands with two tablespoons of sugar, a few drops of lemon, and three tablespoons of yogurt and repeat the process for the hands.
Dry your hands and feet. Use a nail brush to clean the bottom and around the nails and nail bed. If you do not have a nail brush, you can use a soft-bristled, clean toothbrush that has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

Tip: Make sure there is no wet build-up on your nails. Rinse well. 


You need to make sure you open the cuticles and help them breathe. Gently push the cuticles back with the cuticle pusher. If you do not have a cuticle pusher, you can use a soft washcloth. Do not cut the cuticles as they help protect the nails from bacteria and infections. To keep the cuticles soft and healthy, apply a little coconut oil and massage it into the skin around the nails.
Cut your nails by cutting the nail to the desired length and shape. Then file your nails with a separate nail file or your nail clipper. Do not file back as it may weaken, snatch or tear the nail. File the nails in the center from one side and then file in the center on the other side.
Then you need to buff your nails. It smoothes the surface and removes any yellow spots on the nails. No nail buffer? Use paper regularly! Take a piece of clean white paper. Rub it on each nail in a circular motion to make sure you ha
ve reached the whole nail. Take some almond or olive oil and rub it on the nails to give a smooth, shiny look.
Then you have to give your hands and feet a special TLC … massage! Take a good moisturizing lotion and apply it to your hands and feet. Back rub it into your skin utilizing round movements. Take as much time as you can for the massage. Add one or two drops of essential oil to the lotion.
With a cotton swab and a little nail polish remover make sure the nails have been cleaned from any lotion. Then take the base coat, and apply it properly on all nails. Once dry, take your favorite shell nail polish and apply it properly. Use a thin layer of polish for proper coverage and quick drying. Once the first layer is dry, apply the second and let it dry. When done, apply topcoat. Prepare the perfect nails for your hands and feet!

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How to do nail art at home?

Uh yes! There are a few simple nail art designs that you can create on your nails at home. Polka dot is the easiest. Use contrasting colors for this. Before dotting with contrast shades, make sure the base color is completely dry. You can do half and half nail art. Apply a thin layer of paint on your nails. Once dry, use a small piece of sellotape and cover the bottom half of the nail. Make sure it is stuck properly on the nails. Take a dark color of nail polish and apply a layer of that color from bottom to top. Let it dry completely before gently removing the sellotape.

What are the common types of nail fungus?

Fungi usually live in a variety of bacteria and bodies. But when a fungus starts to grow, you can get an infection. A fungal infection that affects the nails or toenails. Fungal infections usually develop over time, so any immediate difference in the look or feel of your nails can be very noticeable at first.
Distal subangular infection is the most common fungal nail infection and can develop in both nails and toenails. When infected, the outer edge of the nail has a white and/or yellow-lined spot across the nail. The infection invades the bottom of the nail bed and nails.

nail fungus

Why is it evolving?

Fungal nail infections are caused by excessive growth of the fungus inside, under the nail. Fungi thrive in warm, humid environments, so such environments can naturally cause them to overpopulate. The same fungus that can cause nail infections can cause itching, athlete’s foot, and ringworm.perhaps because your toes are usually confined to shoes, where they live in a warm, humid environment.  If you get a manicure or pedicure at a nail salon, be sure to ask employees how they disinfect their equipment and how often they do it. Tools, such as emery boards and nail clippers, can spread fungal infections if they are not sanitized.

Tips to prevent fungal nail infections

Some simple lifestyle changes can help prevent nail fungus infections. Taking good care of your nails by trimming and cleaning is a good way to prevent infection. Also, avoid hitting the skin around your nails. If you are going to keep damp or wet hands for a long time, you may want to wear rubber gloves. Other ways to prevent nail fungus infections include: Wash your hands after touching infected nails, Dry your feet well after washing, particularly between your toes, Get a manicure or pedicure from a trusted parlor, Avoid bare feet in public places,  Don’t use  artificial nails and nail polish

How do you treat nail fungus?

Fungal nail diseases can be hard to fix and these normally don’t disappear without antifungal treatment. The best treatment for fungal nail infections is usually an oral antifungal drug. In severe cases, a doctor can completely remove the nail

Safety tips

People should take some precautions to ensure that wetting their feet is safe and does not aggravate any symptoms. It’s a good idea to check:
Skin Sensitivity: Some people may react to certain ingredients on wet feet, such as essential oils. Always check a patch first to check if the components are suitable before dipping the foot.
When exfoliating the feet, do not try to remove dead or dry skin using a razor. Although medical professionals may perform similar procedures, it is not safe to do so at home.
If a person experiences an adverse reaction while wetting his feet, he should remove his feet from the basin and take a shower or bath to wash away any residue. If symptoms persist or become severe, seek medical help.
A  manicure or pedicure gives profound purifying to your nails, just as guaranteeing that they look incredible. … Regular nail trims and pedicures ensure the evacuation of dead ability cells, which is a fundamental piece of empowering new skin cells development. New skin cells are the way to solid and sound nails. Also, distal subangular contamination is the most widely recognized parasitic nail disease and can be relieved in the two nails and toenails.

Medically reviewed by Elaine K. Luo, M.D. 

Written by beautician Rupa

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