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Manicure & Pedicure Aftercare Advice

After Your Manicure or Pedicure

Please read the advice below relevant to your treatment(s). Please note, however, the advice is not a substitute for medical advice, but merely assistance to help you get the best from your treatment(s). If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

For manicures

  • Leave adequate time after your treatment for your nails to dry
  • Wear protective gloves when gardening, or doing housework
  • Use hand cream regularly
  • Always use a base coat under polish to prevent staining, and top coat to prevent chipping
  • Never use metal files
  • Keep nails at a workable length
  • Drink plenty of water and eat well
  • Do simple hand exercise to keep joints supple
  • Avoid harsh and drying soaps

For pedicures

  • For pedicures, wear open toe shoes if possible
  • Change socks or tights daily
  • Apply moisturising lotion daily to the feet after bathing
  • Apply talc or special foot powder between the toes to help absorb moisture
  • Foot sprays containing peppermint or citrus oil are useful to refresh the feet during the day

For both

  • Dry hands and feet thoroughly after washing, especially between toes and fingers
  • Use cuticle cream or oil daily to moisturise dry cuticles
  • Use an acetone-free nail polish remover

Ideally, return to your manicurist for regular, professional manicures & pedicures at least every 2-4 weeks for maintenance and further treatments.

Shellac Manicure & Pedicure Aftercare Advice

  • Use cuticle oil every night (just before going to bed). This will nourish the root of the natural nail and should produce stronger nails
  • Use protective gloves for housework, gardening, and DIY etc. as household chemicals will strip nails and skin of natural oils and may affect the look and condition
  • Moisturise hands / feet after washing allowing the skin to stay smooth
  • Be careful when opening can ring pulls or car doors
  • Be careful when using suntan oils or insect repellents, as some contain solvents which may cause damage to the polish
  • Do not pick off polish, as this will remove the upper layer of your natural nails and may cause damage
  • Have the polish professionally removed followed by a manicure / pedicure to keep nails healthy

Ready for your next appointment?

Manicures and pedicures should not be a one-time thing; regular treatment will improve the health and quality of your nails. A professional nail artist will help to increase the strength of your nails over time and avoid splitting.
So why not book a regular appointment using our subscription service? There’s a discount on our ad hoc prices and we’ll make sure you have stunning nails forevermore.

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