Taking care of your nails

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Nails are those tiny parts of our body that we usually pay great attention to. We want them to be bright, nice-looking and strong.

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But when creating perfect manicure we may have some small difficulties and sometimes we just don’t know how to deal with them. This post will help you to understand what to do when something goes wrong and ways to avoid such situations.

I often get polish on my cuticles.

Instead of painting right from the cuticle, place the brush on the nail bed about 1/8″ away from the cuticle and push backwards toward it, stopping just before the skin.

How do remove polish from my cuticles?

Plan ahead. Paint your nails about an hour before going to bed, leaving the messy polish on.


When having a shower the next morning, the polish will soften and peel off. Any stubborn polish still left on the skin can easily be removed by rubbing it with a soft towel. If you are in a rush for work but the polish is not dry yet you may use a cotton swab and nail polish remover to do a quick removal.

My nail polish is to thick to be applied in a thin coat

If you want your nail polish to keep well in the bottle, keep it in the refrigerator, this will extend its shelf-life.

I get bubbles

Roll the bottle between your palms, instead of shaking it. Shaking just whips bubbles into the polish. Besides, use only thin coats.

My polish keeps cracking

To avoid this try applying a thin clear coat of polish every other night.

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My nails split in layers at the top

Avoid filing them as much as possible, and when you have to, file in one direction only. Don’t bend your nails forth and back. Use gloves when washing dishes and doing other household chores. Keep exposure to harsh chemicals at a minimum, especially bleach.

My nails don’t grow

If only you don’t have a type of medical condition that prevents it, your nails are growing. On average, your nails grow about 1/8 of an inch per month.

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The reason why most people’s nails don’t seem to grow is because they break before they see results. Many people bite their nails, rip them off, others tend to shed or peel. They best way to see results is to start a healthy nail program with your nail technician.

I have ridges in nails

You can do nothing about them actually. If you’ve always had them, you always will. If you never had them before and just started to notice them, one reason could be stress or simply the fact that you’re getting older.

Can I cut my cuticles and calluses?

Not a good idea. You better not cut your cuticles calluses. These are your bodies armor. The cuticle protects the nails from infection, and the calluses give you shock absorbers . When you cut them, they will grow back thicker and harder, and possibly create an infection.

The best way to care for your cuticles is to apply a good quality cuticle oil and gently push them back with a orangewood stick. You may carefully trim any hangnails or for best results, schedule a manicure with your nail technician.

That is for now. I hope the information was helpful. Good luck!

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Mona Liz

Mona Liz is a beauty and healthy lifestyle enthusiast with a passion for writing, music, cats, fitness, and food.
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