When you get a manicure or pedicure, you walk out of the salon looking and feeling fantastic. The realities of today’s market mean that not everyone can afford to go to an exclusive day spa once a week. Combine that with the realities of busy lives, and we just don’t always end up taking the steps to ensure that our manicures and pedicures remain looking just as fresh as the day we got them.
A good manicure or pedicure can last up to two weeks on its own, but if you take these steps as well, you can make your manicure or pedicure last much longer.
- Choose Lighter Polishes: Lighter polishes don’t show chips and grow out as much as darker polishes do. Also, you should feel free to bring your own polish to a salon, especially if you have a color you really like and would like to use.
- Cuticles: Maintain your cuticles by moisturizing and using a metal cuticle pusher and short bed to gently push your cuticles back after a shower.
- Wear Gloves: When working outdoors or doing the dishes, always wear gloves. The more you can protect your nails from elements like dirt, water, and sun, the longer your pedicure is likely to last.
- Touch Up Your Grow Outs: You can use a little bit of polish at the base of your nails to make your pedicure or manicure last a bit longer. But typically, when you have to do this, it’s almost time to give in and take your polish off.
- Use a Pumice Stone: Keep the skin on your feet soft and looking great, and lotion up your feet!
- Add a Top Coat: Particularly if you own the color, you can always add a topcoat to your pedicure or manicure to keep them in good condition, but be warned: They might not come out as wonderful as they did when someone else was doing the polishing.
- Add Cuticle Oil: Your nails will instantly look better when you add cuticle oil to your pedicure or manicure.
If you are in the market for a manicure or a pedicure and are in the Austin, Texas area, then stop by Spa Reveil, an exclusive day spa, for skin care, massage, or hand & feet treatments.