NAIL CARE FOR HOLI
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Since it’s holi tomorrow and everyone’s geared up to celebrate, let’s see what one should do to protect their nails while enjoying this festival of colours.
If you haven't had time to conduct some pre-Holi nail care, you should do so right away. We all like getting showered in color during this festival of colors. The challenge, on the other hand, begins after the festivities have ended. It's not easy to get rid of Holi colors, and washing them out can be a big hassle.
Your nails, like your face and hair, require special maintenance both before and after Holi. Your hands are submerged in colors and colored water for hours, which can cause long-term damage to your nails.
To ease your nail care woes we at #pkmh have come up some tips and tricks to help protect your nails this Holi festival.
FOR NATURAL NAILS
1. Use dark nail polish
Apply dark nail color the night before Holi, black being the finest choice. Make sure the paint is applied evenly and that your sides are covered. You may avoid any color stains on your nails this way.
Pro tip: If you have long nails, you can apply nail paint to the inside of your nails in addition to the upper side. This will take a little longer, but it will be worth it if you don't want to clip your nails any time soon.
2. Use coconut oil to massage your nails
Starting prepping your nails a few days before the event is the next best option. Make it a point to massage your nails with coconut oil every night to help with this (preferably warm). Apply a substantial chunk of vaseline or coconut oil to your skin before heading out to play with your close circle on the day of the festival as well. This way, when you want to take a shower later, the colour will come off effortlessly.
3. Nail Polish Remover
Scrub your nails with a nail paint remover to get rid of the color.YH Hands should be washed with soap and water. Soak your nails in a tub filled with lukewarm water and a pinch of sea salt. It will aid in the removal of excess color. After getting a manicure, wait a few minutes before applying nail paint. This prevents your nails from breathing, which might cause them to yellow.
4. Lemond home remedy
Nail yellowing is a regular occurrence, especially after Holi. Lemon juice comes to the rescue when it comes to whitening your nails. Simply fill a basin halfway with lemon juice and soak your nails in it for 10 minutes. Lemon juice is a powerful bleaching agent that can be used to treat yellow nails as well as remove stains. Not only that, but there's more! Lemon juice also strengthens and protects brittle nails, making them less likely to break.
FOR ARTIFICIAL NAILS
1. Stay away from hot water
Extreme heat, like soaking in a hot bath or playing too much Holi with warm water, will peel away your manicure. Keep showers short and do not stay in water for a long time and not at extreme temps so your mani lasts.
2. Avoid hand sanitizers
Hand sanitizer dries out your skin, nail beds, and cuticles, therefore this is a good habit in general. Soap is a better option because it won't strip your topcoat.
3. Wear gloves
Acrylics can lift, separate, or become weakened when exposed to water, colors, or other colors containing chemicals. Water exposure is fine in moderation, however, gloves should be worn to protect your hands.
4. Use Vitamin E after the celebration
Cuticles and hands that are dry are very frequent, especially if you have dry skin. Depending on dryness, apply vitamin E oil or shea butter to your skin up to once a day. For the most part, though, one application per week should suffice.
Most beauty supply stores sell vitamin E cuticle cream, or you can break open a capsule of the oil for a few pence per application. If you have a detached acrylic, you should avoid this treatment because getting lotion between your natural nail and acrylic can cause problems.
Holi is a festival full of fun and colors but it is also important to take care of ourselves and our body. These #pkmhrecommends nail care tips and tricks are just what you need to maintain the beauty of your nails even after all the fun.
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