You can tell someone’s age by looking at their hands. While keeping your nails regularly manicured may not seem like a task that should be on your list of priorities the importance of keeping your nails manicured will prevent them from chipping and cracking. Maintaining your nails polished will also promote good health and will help those that suffer with anxiety that may want to bite their nails to stop the urge. For some receiving a manicure can give you an instant boost in confidence and make you feel more beautiful.
Skyy Hadley, owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, is a firm believer in tending to your cuticles for strong and lustrous nails. Many people don’t realize, but taking care of your cuticles is the best way to keep your nails looking their best. She provides her easy must-do tips that will leave you with the best results:
1. Always use a cuticle oil/cream. Having dry, scraggly cuticles is not a good look and may even make you want to pick them, which can lead to a bacterial infection. Using a cuticle oil can make your manicure last longer. Keeping the nail beds and areas around your nails moisturized will make the nail polish stay in place longer. A cuticle oil is a great way to make a two day old manicure look like you just walked out of the salon.
2. If you don’t have cuticle oil or cream available, you can use anything from your kitchen! Olive oil, baby oil, or even Vaseline are quick go-to solutions.
3. NEVER cut your cuticles, they should only be pushed back. Cuticles are designed to protect your fingers from infections, and bacteria. You should only cut the dry skin around the nail and not the actual cuticles themselves.
Skyy Hadley is the manicurist to the stars and the owner to the fabulous spa As U Wish Nail Salon that has been featured in multiple reality shows and national publications. The spa is located in Hoboken, New Jersey and offers a premier mobile spa that delivers the VIP experience to your front door.