An Outline On Matte Top Coat Usage

By Robert Bennett


Applying smooth, neat and uniform layers of varnish is not obvious. First, an interested individual should learn how to do it and practice often. It is said that practice makes perfect. However, even after a long time of practicing, experts find themselves painting outside edges. If it happens, one will need removers to wipe out excess paint. Experts recommend that polish should be applied on three levels. The first layer is base, then polish and finally a matte top coat. The essence of having all three levels is to strengthen nails. The paragraphs below outline the basic steps of nail polishing.

Painting nails is not just about spreading varnish. Rather, it is a treatment process that begins with proper hands or feet preparation. Before adding a new layer of polish, folks should first ensure there is no older polish. If there is any, begin by wiping it off using quality removers. There are multiple brands to choose from. Additionally, if structures are broken, cracked or too long, you will have to trim them first, buff then shapes accordingly. At the end of this process, an individual should have smooth, shapely and well-trimmed fingers.

After trimming, cuticles need to be removed. These are white layers of dead skin that form on edges with time. Individuals need to soften them beforehand. Thus, soak yourself in a jar of warm soapy water for a few minutes. Exfoliation using a body scrub is also important to open blocked pores surrounding your toes or fingers. Instead of completely eliminating cuticles, it is advisable to push them back and obtain an oval shape. Cuticles protect growing part of fingers.

Scrubbing and wiping off excess water on your hands exposes skin to dehydration. Consequently, dehydration encourages a dry skin surface. To minimize this, it is important to moisturize. Any product that has the ability of moisturizing can be used. Examples of such are lotions, massaging, almond and cuticle oil. Hydration smoothens your skin surface.

At this point, you are almost ready to start applying varnish. However, it is important to wipe off grease and oil since these reduce the durability of your polish. Wiping using a cloth dipped in alcohol works best. After drying, apply some petroleum jelly on finger edges. The oil acts as a barrier between skin and varnish. If any polish spills on the nail edges, removing it later will be easy. Be careful not to apply any jelly on fingernails.

As mentioned earlier, people should make sure they have all three levels of paint. To begin with, apply base varnish. As this name suggests, it comes first to protect tissues from damage as well as strengthen paint. Above base coat comes actual polish. It should, however, be applied after the base is hardened. For better results, apply varnish twice or thrice allowing the previous layer to dry first. Lastly, add a shiny touch to your fingers and leave them for some time to heal.

You will note that some varnish spills outside edges. Leaving it there affects neatness. To remove, dub a piece of cotton wool in remover. Wipe carefully ensuring you trace edge line perfectly. Only carry out this process when the paint is completely dry.

If that process is followed carefully, folks will definitely love the results. Most significantly, choose quality manicure products. In case one notices their fingers cracking, they should avoid polishing for some time.




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