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Tips for Healthy Natural Nails: How to Manicure, Remove and Daily Care Your Nails

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Manicures have become a part of many people's daily lives. However, there exists a debate that manicures would be harmful to nail health. Take a close look at your nails. Do they look strong and healthy? Or, do you see ridges, dents, or areas of unusual color or shape? Many undesirable nail conditions can be avoided with proper nail art, nail art removal, and nail care. If we use the right methods, we can have both beautiful and healthy nails.

MelodySusie focuses on customer experience and taking care of your nail health. In this article, we will teach you how to properly manicure your nails, remove nail art correctly, and care for your nails, so that manicure and nail health can co-exist.

The Ways of Manicure

First, we need to know how to do a healthy manicure in the right way.

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Before doing nail art, we will deal with the natural nail part with builder gel. By applying a layer of builder gel after nail prep, the nail apex will be built more perfectly. This step could also effectively protect the natural nail and the nail art will last longer. You are able to do your desired style with ease.

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In addition, after a manicure, we recommend applying cuticle oil on the nail edge. Cuticle oil, which basically everyone carries around in their bag, is the latest item to burst onto the scene. It will not only effectively moisturize your fingers, but also protect your nails and cuticle.

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Manicures involve the use of many nail tools but please don't forget to sanitize and clean them. Many people neglect this step, and it will aggravate the deterioration of nail health, which is not caused by manicures but by ignoring sterilization!

The Ways to Remove Nail Art

Next, we need to remove nail art properly. While some worry that doing nail art will damage nails, when removed correctly, it won't harm nails. Instead of using harsh liquid and a pusher to remove nail art roughly, using proper tools can remove them easily without damaging them.

For more details on removing manicures, please refer to our tutorials

A professional nail drill is a great choice. A nail drill could remove a manicure efficiently and gently. But when using it, you may need to pay attention to choosing the right grit of nail drill bits and rotation. For example, we recommend XF-F nail drill bits for removing products on natural nails, M for removing gel on gel-x, and C-XC for removing hard gel, acrylic nails, poly gel, and so on. You could use a nail removal tool such as a remover kit to help soak off the nail before using the nail drill as well. More importantly, however, it takes constant practice!

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When close to the natural nail, or after soaking off, we highly recommend switching to a small sanding band for filing. This game changer works thoroughly and efficiently to help clean up the residue product and gives attention to all kinds of details in the corners.

Be careful not to over-remove your nails. If you have applied builder gel during the previous manicure, it would be better to leave the previous layer in place when removing the nail art and refill on top of it to protect the natural nail.

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In addition, a health-protecting nail dust collector can be used when filing to prevent flying dust and fine particles from damaging your health. You will also visually check the dust generated during filing more clearly so that you are less likely to over-remove.

The Dos and Don'ts of Nail Care

Finally, always remember to be diligent with your daily care routine. Daily care is the key to keeping your nails and hands healthy.

Nail Care: Do's

To keep your nails in prime condition, we recommend to:

Develop good nail hygiene practices
Wear cleaning gloves when washing dishes, cleaning, or using harsh chemicals. Repeated or prolonged exposure to water will cause nails to split. It also prevents bacteria from growing under your nails.
Use hand cream

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Apply cuticle oil and hand cream regularly will keep the nails and hands moisturized and prevent dryness and cracks. When using hand cream, apply it to the nails and cuticles as well.
Apply a protective layer
In addition, nail strengthener is also a great option to protect and strengthen your nails to prevent them from becoming brittle.

Nail Care: Don'ts

To prevent nail damage, we recommend not to:

Bite your nails or pick your cuticles
These habits can damage the nail bed. Even a small cut next to the nail bed will allow bacteria or fungi to invade and cause an infection.
Pull on hangnails
You may tear live tissue along with the hangnail. The hangnail should be carefully clipped off with a nail clipper.
Excessive use of harsh nail products
Excessive use of harsh liquid and pushers to remove nails roughly can easily cause nail damage or even harm the skin.
Ignore the problem
If nail problems do not seem to resolve on their own, or are accompanied by other signs and symptoms, consult your doctor or dermatologist for evaluation.

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There are many great options for doing nails these days - so which manicure is the healthiest for you? With the right approach, you can do any nail treatment and still have healthy nails. You don't have to worry about nail problems or nail art hurting your nails. The most important thing is to follow proper application and removal guidelines and use great tools so that you don't damage your nails when applying or removing products. Coupled with daily care, you will be able to maximize the possibility of a manicure going hand in hand with the health of your nails.

MelodySusie is committed to bringing you the healthiest and highest quality salon-level experience, helping you feel confident doing nails at home. We will help you on your way to beauty in terms of tool aids and technical guidance, without sacrificing your nail health. Of course, whether you get a manicure or not, taking good care of your nails will do them a lot of good.

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