Hot manicure at home
No matter how good the make-up, dress and hairstyle, the whole image can be instantly spoiled if your hands are untidy. Often, household chores give the nails and skin an unsightly look.
To remedy the situation, you can do a hot manicure at home.
WHAT IS A PROCEDURE?
Hot manicure is considered more effective and pleasant than the usual nail and skin care procedure.
This manicure differs from the usual one in that during the session the tips of the fingers are lowered into a special heated electric bath filled with nourishing cream, lotion or oil. In this case, the selected agent is heated to 40–55 ° C, and the temperature is maintained at a given level throughout the procedure.
The tips of the fingers fall into the heated nutrient composition
Under the influence of heat, blood circulation increases, pores open, thereby providing deep nourishment and hydration of nails and skin.
After the hot manicure the following changes will be noticeable:
- nails will get a healthy look, will cease to exfoliate and break;
- the growth of the nail plate will accelerate;
- cuticle softens significantly, which will ensure its easy removal;
- microcracks on the skin of the hands will begin to heal, and wrinkles will be smoothed, as the regenerative processes at the cellular level are activated;
- burrs smooth out;
- skin of hands will become soft and smooth.
The only contraindication to the procedure are open deep wounds.
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HOW TO MAKE A HOT MANICURE INDEPENDENTLY
At home, a hot procedure is quite simple. This will require the following:
- nail scissors;
- nail file;
- orange tree stick;
- cream, lotion, or oil;
- electric bath or ordinary bowl, heated in a water bath.
Hand cleaning and disinfection
Manicure should begin with the removal of the old coating and thorough cleaning hands. Hands should be washed with soap or other cleanser, wipe dry and sanitized.An alcoholic solution or spray can be used as an antibacterial agent.
At first glance it may seem that this step is not so important. However, it must be remembered that under the influence of temperatures, not only useful components from a nourishing cream, lotion or oil, but also harmful microorganisms can enter the open pores. In addition, particles of fat, sweat and dirt significantly reduce the effectiveness of a hot manicure.
Before manicure, hands must be cleaned.
Formation of the outer edge of the nails
After cleaning and disinfecting the skin, nails should be given the required length and shape. Manicure scissors need to cut the nail plate, and then file the edges with a nail file. For natural nails, use a file, the abrasiveness of which is from 180 to 240 grit.
Important! File your nails should be up to a hot bath. Otherwise, the nail plate may begin to exfoliate.
The free edge of the nail is formed using a nail file.
Hot nail bath
The next stage of the manicure is a warm bath for the finger tips. Most women do not have electric baths, so you can warm up the selected nutrient in a water bath.
The nutritional composition can be heated in a water bath.
Nails should be dipped in the bath for 15–20 minutes. Then the warm composition should be evenly distributed over the skin of the hands and make a light massage. Leftovers should be blotted with a paper or cotton napkin.
Hot bath softens the cuticle well. If the skin is thick and rough, then it must be cut with rounded scissors. At the same time steamed cuticle is cut off quite easily.
If the skin around the nail is thin, then it is enough to push the orange stick. You can additionally apply a special removal agent to the cuticle and after 1–2 minutes. the blunt end of an orange stick to collect the softened skin.
Unedged manicure is gentle, and after it the cuticle does not grow so fast.
With the blunt end of the orange stick, the cuticle should be pushed back.
Completion of the procedure
The manicure is completed by applying a nourishing cream for hands and nails and a small massage, which activates the blood circulation. Together with the bloodstream to the nail plate and the skin of the hands enters oxygen and nutrients, which strengthens the nails and makes the skin supple and elastic.If desired, a colorless or colored lacquer can be applied to the nails.
After a hot manicure, the nails can be coated with a colorless agent or varnish of any shade.
Hot manicure is recommended to do once a week.
HOW TO MAKE NUTRITIONAL MEANS FOR HOT MANICURE
Hot manicure in the salons is not cheap, because one session will require a fairly large amount of cosmetics. However, the procedure can be carried out at home and at the same time use available nutritional formulations.
Decoctions of herbs
Herbal decoctions are an effective and effective remedy for nails. For their preparation most often used:
- St. John's wort;
- burdock root;
The composition of these herbs includes biologically active substances that strengthen the nail plate, eliminate its exfoliation, nourish the nails, significantly soften the cuticle, and also help to restore damaged tissue.
Healing herbs are used to strengthen the nail plate.
To prepare the broth, you must take 2 tbsp. l herbs or a mixture of herbs, pour 0.5 liters of boiling water and boil in a water bath for 15–20 minutes.After this, cool the broth and strain, and before the manicure, reheat again.
Instead of decoction, you can cook and infusion:
- 2 tbsp. l chopped herbs pour two cups of boiling water.
- Mixture insist in a thermos for 60 minutes.
- Then the infusion should be cooled and filtered.
- Before the procedure, the infusion is reheated.
Hot manicure with the use of an oil bath allows you to quickly strengthen the nails and eliminate their tendency to exfoliate.
As an oil base, experts recommend the use of olive, peach, almond and other oils. Even sunflower oil will do; only it should be unrefined, since in this case all vitamins, minerals and other useful components are stored in its composition.
Hot oil baths help make nails healthy
The effectiveness of hot oil baths will increase significantly if you add to them the juice of lemon or its ether. Lemon has long been used to strengthen and whiten the nail plate. For the bath is taken 100 ml of oil and 2 tsp. lemon juice or 4 drops of essential lemon oil.
Good effect on nails and oil-vitamin procedure.Vitamins A and E prevent fragility and lamination of the nail plate, as well as a positive effect on the skin of the hands. You should take 100 ml of vegetable oil and add 3 drops of vitamins A and E to it.
How to make a lotion
Lotions that are used for hot manicure in beauty salons, contain vegetable oils, vitamins, herbal extracts. However, the procedure does not necessarily use ready-made tools. Effective lotion can be prepared independently.
Grapefruit essential oil has whitening properties and makes the nail plate shiny.
- vegetable oil (olive, jojoba, wheat germ, etc.) - 150 g;
- glycerin - 50 g;
- Vitamin A - 3 drops;
- vitamin E - 3 drops;
- essential oil (lemon, orange, myrrh, tea tree, etc.) - 2–4 drops.
All components of the lotion mix with each other and make a hot bath.
Hot manicure helps not only strengthen the nail plate and give it a healthy shiny look, but also moisturize and rejuvenate the skin of the hands. At the same time there are almost no contraindications. The advantage of the procedure is that it can be done by every woman on her own.