No matter how you tend to hide it, all eyes will be on your hands as you get to meet friends you haven’t seen for a while this Christmas season. It’simportant to remember to prep your hands ahead to look worthy and irresistibly beautiful for Christmas and New Year's Eve.
If you’re looking for ways to make your nails look beautiful ahead of the Christmas season or tips on how to make sure your nails look strong and healthy, these ideas might be just the thing to help.
Curing Dry Skin
If you suffer from dry skin on your hands, it’s essential to visit a professional nail salon where this problem will be taken care of before the Christmas period. A manicurist will massage your hands, in and around your nails with a hand cream made explicitly of cocoa butter, shea butter or plant oils so that it gets under the epidermis and hydrates all layers of the skin. Furthermore, you can help yourself by avoiding products that include high levels of acids, as these can aggravate dry skin, subsequently causing your hands to feel sore and irritated.
Hydrating Your Nails
Just like your skin, your nails also require a healthy dose of hydration particularly nails that are dry or brittle. With cuticle oils, you can keep your nails in perfect condition. Also, it's important you avoid exposing your hands to any household cleaning products like acetone or toluene-based nail polish removers, as these will instantly dehydrate the skin on your hands. On the other hand, if you’re required to do any cleaning in the days leading to Christmas, make sure you use rubber gloves to maintain the quality of your hands and nails, and remember to moisturizeafter each time you wash.
Shaping, Buffing & Painting
Even if you choose to keep your nail color neutral for Christmas, it is always worth it to shape and buff your nails by a professional manicurist to ensure a smooth and even surface. If you do choose not to apply any color to your nails, you still need a clear top coat on your nails. This will give them an extra hit of shine, making them appear clean and healthy in all pictures.
With all the late nights of excitement during the Christmas period, it can be tempting to let your nail maintenance slip. Christmas is the perfect excuse to have some fun with your nails. If you’ve been indulging in food and drink, it’s essential to give your nailall the help it can get this Christmas period.
Treat your nail as well post-party as you would before a big occasion to help it recover and prevent any break-outs or dry patches before Christmas.
At Lovely Nails, we’ll help you get your nails ready for the Christmas period without breaking the bank. Whatever your needs are, we've got your back (our in this case your nails, to be more precise).
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