If you want to be the owner of delicate hand skin, healthy nails, with soft, smooth cuticles, then you should definitely give a hot manicure a chance. I want to tell you about this in today's article.
What is a hot manicure?
The popularity of hot manicure has grown significantly in the last decade, and it is well deserved. At the moment, this is considered to be the most luxurious, relaxing, and, frankly, expensive method of care and treatment that you can choose for dry, flaky, bumpy, and even severely damaged nails along with cuticles and hand skin. The peculiarity of this manicure technology is that a heated mixture of nourishing natural oils is used for the procedure (olive oil, almond, castor, coconut oil, sunflower, sesame oil, tea tree oil, with the addition of vitamin E, minerals, etc.), in which hands are soaked. A unique blend of oils is selected and combined based on individual requirements: to cleanse nails, soften cuticles, and deeply nourish the entire surface of the skin of the hands.
The reason for using warm oil is that after heating, the density of the oil decreases, and therefore, the beneficial elements easily penetrate the skin. The effect of one procedure of hot manicure is equal to the effect of daily application of moisturizing oil for a long time.
Benefits of hot manicure:
- Exfoliates and cleanses nails and cuticles.
- Leaves nails cleaner, whiter & stronger, with softer & healthier cuticles.
- Makes the skin on the fingers and around the nails softer, smoother and more supple.
- Improves hand skin texture.
- Nourishes the skin and nails from the inside, thereby slowing down the aging process.
- Promotes blood circulation in the hands.
- Deburring is much easier.
- Increases finger and wrist flexibility.
Also, this type of care is very effective for men's manicure, since men most often have dry, cracked, rough skin on their hands.
Another positive aspect of this procedure is its beneficial effect on nails that suffer from fungal diseases . In this case, the main component is tea tree oil, as it has long been famous for its antibacterial properties. Of course, the ideal option is to do the procedure in a specialized salon, with a wide range of products, or by inviting a professional master. But since pleasure is not cheap, due to the expensive cost of ingredients, it is quite realistic to try to carry out this procedure at home on your own. I'll tell you how to do it right and not go broke.
How to make a hot manicure at home?
- Decide which oil you want to use for your nails. Universal ingredients are: olive oil, almond oil, vitamin E capsules, castor oil, or a mixture of all these oils.
- Mix all the ingredients until smooth and heat the mixture in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Make sure that the temperature of the resulting mixture is not too high, so as not to burn your precious hands.
- Wash your hands thoroughly, and use a nail file to file your nails to the desired shape.
- Now carefully dip your fingers into the slightly warmed oil. Keep it there until the oil has cooled. It may take 4-5 minutes for the mixture to cool completely. If you really liked the process, you can heat the oil again by putting it in the microwave for 20 seconds. But do not heat the oil more than twice, because it will lose all its healing properties.
- When the oil has cooled, remove your fingers and massage it thoroughly with oil (including the nail bed, nail edges, cuticles and wrist area). Continue for 5-7 minutes.
Finally, finish by rinsing your hands with plain warm water and dry it with a soft, clean towel.
Tips and Precautions:
- Be sure to apply a light moisturizer to your hands right after right after completing your hot manicure.
- Give your nails a "rest" and "breathe" between the procedure and the application of further coating.
- Stay away from all types of soap products for at least the next 5-6 hours.
- Practice this manicure twice a week, preferably before bed for maximum results.