At The Village Spa, we pride ourselves in our great nail technicians who prep the nails and polish to perfection. It takes quality products and application to ensure a long-lasting manicure, but there are also factors that affect the longevity of the polish. If you are rough on your nails, then it will likely lead to premature chipping and breaking. Here’s some at-home tips to maintain your manicure once you’re out of the salon.
1) Stop Peeling & Picking Now
Do you have a tendency to pick the corners of your nails? Whether it’s a habit out of nervousness or boredom, you need to break the cycle of picking at your nails. Our nails consist of 25 layers of keratinized skin cells, so peeling off the polish will also take of the top protective layers of your nails. To avoid thinning or weakening your nails, schedule your next classic or gel manicure instead of trying to remove them at home.
2) Don’t Use Your Nails as Tools
When it comes to prying off packaging and opening jars and bottles, it’s hard to resist using your nails as leverage to tear off any tape or sealant. Replace using your nails and instead opt for an actual tool, such as scissors, knives, etc. Your nails will thank you for it.
3) Clean With Gloves
A huge way you can prevent chipping is by protecting your polish with gloves. From the scrubbing to the washing, doing the dishes is hard on your nails. Cleaning products can especially be abrasive on the skin, causing your nails to dry out and become brittle.