9 Major Manicure Mistakes You Might Not Realize You're Making

Skipping Base Coat

Neglecting a base coat leaves nails vulnerable to staining and weakness. It acts as a protective barrier, preserving the natural nail.

No Ridge Filler

For uneven surfaces or ridges, a ridge filler smoothens the nail bed. This enhances the application of polish, ensuring a polished and professional finish.

Overusing Gel/Acrylics

Frequent use of gel and acrylic manicures can weaken and damage natural nails. It's crucial to allow breaks to maintain nail health.

Cuticle Neglect

Ignoring cuticles can lead to hangnails and an unkempt appearance. Regularly moisturize cuticles and gently push them back after a shower.

Trimming Too Short

Trimming nails too short increases the risk of ingrown nails. Aim for a comfortable length to promote stronger and healthier nail growth.

Rushing Drying

Impatience during the drying process can result in smudges. Allow each layer of polish to dry thoroughly before applying the next or consider using a quick-dry top coat.

Neglecting Hydration

Well-hydrated hands and nails are essential for nail health. Moisturize regularly to prevent dryness and brittleness, paying attention to the skin around the nails.

Continuous Polish Wear

Wearing nail polish constantly without breaks can lead to discoloration and weakened nails. Allow periodic breaks to promote nail recovery and overall health.

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