We’ve been using nail polish as a permanent part of our everyday wear for a decade, and for good reason: the polish looks good, the color is vibrant and it’s versatile enough to wear as a scarf, a top coat, or a pair of high heels.
But if you’re a regular person who spends most of your day at home, it’s time to stop wearing your nails and start wearing them with the confidence that they’ll last a lifetime.
If you’ve got a manicure, you need to make sure your nail care routine doesn’t leave your nails looking too dirty or uneven, especially if you use a dry-cleaning routine.
This is especially important for women, who have longer nails and have less room for polish, which can cause them to lose their polish.
So let’s take a look at how to keep your nails fresh and looking good without ruining your nails, and how to minimize the risk of losing polish if you’ve had a manicured nail for more than a few days.
How to keep nails fresh while using a dry cleaning routineThe first step is to make it a priority to wash your nails regularly.
When you’re using nail care products, you want to apply them as soon as you get home from work, but if you do your nails need to be brushed after you get back home.
If your nails are greasy or dirty, the more frequently you do this, the longer your nails will last.
To do this correctly, it is important to brush your nails with a gentle scrubbing motion and to wipe off any excess polish or dust before and after each use.
It’s also a good idea to avoid using any products that are more abrasive than a regular shampoo.
For example, if you wear a polish remover or two for every use of your nails (or a bottle of nail polish removers if you work in a salon), you’re not going to wash the polish off easily.
Instead, use a toothbrush and a gentle cleansing brush to apply a little bit of polish remaver (like a sponge) and brush the nail lightly with the sponge.
Rinse with water to remove any excess and let your nails dry naturally.
If using a product like the polish removers and brushes, always rinse thoroughly before using them.
The second step is the best way to maintain the appearance of your nail art without losing the shine of your manicure.
If a product has a drying time of a few hours or even overnight, apply it at least every two to three hours before you leave the house.
If it’s a dry scrubbing, apply the product right away after you wash your hands.
You can also use a soft scrub brush to brush the nails before you start working, or you can leave them to dry completely.
If you’re applying nail care with a dry shampoo and conditioner, apply them after you use the polish.
Dry shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner will help prevent any potential dryness.
What to do if your nails get too greasyThe next step is getting rid of the excess polish.
You want to remove the polish so that you can get at the underlying nail that’s causing it to stick to your skin.
Apply a dry cleaner to your nails as soon you get them home, but do not rub them against the surface of your skin or scrub them with a soft cloth or damp towel.
Instead wipe them off with a damp sponge or a soft towel to remove excess polish and the excess water that’s stuck to the nail.
It is important that you do not apply a lot of polish to the nails because if you are doing so, you’ll make the polish stick to the skin and may damage the nail itself.
If the nail gets too greased, you can use a nail cleaner to remove it.
When using a polish scrubber, avoid using the nail polish that has been sitting on the surface for too long.
Instead use a brush or a gentle cleanser to apply the polish right away.
Rinze the polish to remove as much polish as possible.
If there is a lot leftover polish, you should try to remove some of it by using a tooth brush and a soft cleansing brush.
If that’s not possible, a damp cloth can be used to gently scrub the excess.
You should also use an oil-based nail polish scrubbing pad, like the ones you get at makeup counters, to scrub the nail and nail polish off.
You’ll want to use this as you scrub your nails daily to help prevent further nail damage.