A lot of women tend to forget about their nails because of their very hectic schedule. What every woman should know is that no matter how busy you get with work and family, you should still find the time to care for your nails at home. No matter how much effort you put into selecting your clothes and creating the perfect outfit, you will still not be able to create the right image if your nails look unkempt.
Some women neglect their nails because they are too busy. They do not have the time to go to a salon to have their nails done. Other women neglect their nails because they do not have the extra money to spend for a manicure at a salon. If that is the case for you then you can always care for your nails at home. Doing your own manicure at home is a lot cheaper and you can do it at your own convenient time.
You do not just paint your nails with some nail polish when you give yourself a manicure at home. You also have to make sure that you take good care of your nails at home. You can do this by first exfoliating the dead skin on the sides of your nails and your hands. You can buy an exfoliating scrub or you can make one yourself out of ingredients found around the house. To make an exfoliating scrub for your nails at home, you just need to mix one tablespoon of olive oil and some salt. Just rub the mixture all over your hands and nails to get rid of all the dead skin. This will be a bit messy so be sure to prepare some towels when you exfoliate your nails at home.
After exfoliating, wash your hands and make sure all of the oil and salt are removed. Once that is done, you can start to manicure your nails at home. You can start by cutting the nails to your desired length and then shaping your nails at home. When you shape your nails at home, you can use a nail file or an emery board. Make sure to file your nails in only one direction. Filing your nails in two directions will damage your nails and cause them to split or break.
After cutting and filing your nails at home, you can apply the nail color that you have chosen. You can also just leave your nails bare if you are not a fan of colored nails. After that you can apply some moisturizer and your hands and your nails will be feeling very moisturized and clean. You can care for your nails at home every week without having to spend a lot of money at the salon.