Facials are something many women around the world indulge in, some on a regular basis, and others once in a while; but who says facials only have to be for your face? Vine Vera uncovers a new trend in the beauty and skin care world: facials for your nails. Join us as we give you the scoop on this service, what it will do for you, and what you can expect.
What are Nail Facials?
Nail facials are fairly new in terms of terminology, however; many women have been practicing various forms of nail facials at home or even in salons for a while now. Basically, a nail facial entails the application of a cleanser, exfoliation, and masks to give your nails a fresh, healthy glow, leave them looking hydrated, and smooth. After all, they’re one of the first things people see – they should always look their best.
In the following, we will give you an idea as to what you can expect the nail facial steps to be, although every salon is different. If you want to try this yourself at home, it isn’t too difficult and more than likely you’ll accomplish it without problems. If you really want that spa feeling, and the feeling of luxury, always opt for having the service done by a professional.
Step One: Cleanse the Nails
The nails must be cleansed thoroughly. Opt for an actual nail cleanser – there are a few great ones to choose from – which contain ingredients such as natural oils and Vitamin E. This is an important step in the process, so don’t skip it!
Step Two: Use a Good Cuticle Oil
Conditioning your nails and the surrounding cuticle is just as important as cleansing, so be sure you also complete this very important step. If you are doing this at home and don’t have any cuticle oil on hand, opt for olive oil, however; cuticle oil is highly recommended. Choose one with Vitamin E for moisturizing capabilities.
Step Three: Exfoliate
Exfoliating the nails with an actual nail scrub is important to clean away impurities, staining, and also helping to brighten your nail. Don’t overdo it, though, or you could leave your nails looking a bit rough around the edges.
Step Four: Choose a Good Moisturizer
Choosing a good moisturizer to use on your hands and nails is essential to really infuse the nail beds with the moisture they need to glow and look their overall best. Choose one that contains shea butter or another rich butter or oil to really get in deep and apply deep hydration to those nails.
Step Five: Apply a Mask
Using a nail mask, preferably one that lasts overnight, with infuse proteins and strengthen the nails. This step is important for those with dry nails that tend to break a lot.
Once all of the above steps have been completed, Vine Vera believes you will see a big difference in the overall appearance of the nails, and you’ll be ready to paint them, have them manicured, or leave them au naturel if you like.