Nail care photo tutorial
There are many places available these days to go and get your nails done. However, some of us prefer to do this work at home instead of going into a nail salon. Let’s learn how it can be done without damaging our nails. Fortunately, you don’t have to go to a nail salon in order to get proper nail care. You can take care of the basics on your own. It just takes some time and few simple tools and the desire to do something to care for your nails.
List of necessary things:
Nail Clippers: These are the standard nail trimming tools that everyone needs. Nail clippers are relatively inexpensive and you should always get the best quality of clippers, because it is very important. A good quality pair of nail clippers will cost you less that US $10 and will serve you very long. A good nail clipper will cut cleanly without needing to exert a lot of pressure. Poorly made or dull clippers can end up tearing the nails and can lead to problems (not to mention pain) if the nail tears into the nail plate.
Nail File or emery board: Another inexpensive thing is a nail file. These are used to pare down and shape the nails as desired, and to smooth the edges of the nails after clipping. The nail file can be metal and designed to last a long time, or plastic coated with grit for durable wear.
Nail Brush: This is a small brush with short bristles designed to clean into the grooves at the sides and under the free edge of the nail. It is useful for removing dirt and debris that gets into the crevices at the tips of the fingers.
Cuticle Pusher or Orangewood Stick and cotton balls with lotion: The cuticle pusher is a tool designed to slide the cuticle back from the nail plate. In the normal course of growth, the cuticle can extend onto the nail plate and become bothersome. Many cuticle pushers come with a rubberized tip to gently buff away dead cuticle skin from the nail plate. Orangewood sticks are disposable wooden rods that are cut at an angle to provide a tapered flat edge for pushing back the cuticle. Both cuticle pushers and orangewood stick should be wrapped with a small amount of cotton before using, and a small amount of lotion should be applied to the cuticle.
Use can also use sanding block for smoothing out ridges in the surface of the nail, cuticle oil to keep the cuticle soft and healthy, nail buffer and buffing cream or buffer stick.
Clear nail polish ( all coats) You can apply nail enamels for shine of the nails, or add a stylish and shining nail polish.