Well polished nails always denote femininity and elegance. But what usually happens is that after a few days of doing the manicure, the enamel starts to flake off. The big question is, what can make your nail polish last longer? Well, even if there is no foolproof solution to this problem, here we give you some tips.
You will need:
- Nail polish
- Nail polish remover
- Protective base
Steps to follow:
1. The first thing you should do before painting your nails is to wash your hands carefully, with special attention to your nails to remove all kinds of dirt or traces of grease. In this way, you will ensure that the enamel adheres better to the nails and has a longer duration.
2. To keep your hands flawless for a longer time, apply a transparent base before the enamel to better fix the color and, at the same time, protect your nails from the pigments that the nail polish contains that could stain your nails.
3. One of the reasons that the enamel flakes easily is the fact that it is not applied in the correct way, so you will have to paint them from the roots to the ends with vertical movements. It is advisable not to pass through the same place more than once and apply only the necessary product, without excesses, to avoid lumps. Once the first coat of enamel dries, you can apply a second one to achieve the desired color.
4. It is also necessary that the nail polish is in good condition. In case you see that your nail polish begins to dry out, you can add special products for these cases, called enamel diluent, with which they return to their normal state. But in case you do not have a diluent, a homemade trick is to heat the enamel in a bain-marie for a few minutes so that it returns to its normal texture and lasts longer.
5. The last step of your manicure should be shine, transparent enamel that will bring luminosity to your hands and also protect the colored enamel. Apply a thin layer and let it dry very well. It is important that during the time you dedicate to painting your nails you do not do other activities, since they could be damaged before time and you would not get a good finish.
Before you put on your nail polish however, you may want to find out if you have any nail disorders. Read how you can diagnose nail disorders here.