Nail care is as important as skin care! Clients often think that the most important aspect of getting a great manicure is how long the nail polish lasts—an important end result, clearly—but there are several other factors that contribute to achieving a good manicure. These include taking proper care in each step of the process: filing, shaping, pushing back the cuticle, and applying the polish. Nail care comes first before nail polish or nail art. If your nails and cuticles are not in good condition, you need to take care of them like you take care of your health. Treat your nails like you do your face - self care is health care. Here are some essential care techniques for your nails and cuticles:
Having the right nail file is as important as using it correctly. I created the stainless steel JINsoon Diamond Nail File with two grits, fine and medium, to provide users the option of segueing from coarse filing of nails for shaping to finishing the nails for a smooth finish. Students are usually instructed to file nails from one direction, but as long as you’re working with a very fine-grit nail file and applying only light pressure, you can use a very gentle back and forth motion from corner to corner holding the file perpendicular to the nail edge. If you are too aggressive about filing, you risk splitting the nail. The real diamond abrasives on the JINsoon Diamond Nail File provide high performance and a lifetime of durability. It is fully suitable for Autoclave sterilization or with soap and water using a soft-bristled brush and is ideal for professionals as well as at-home users.
Pushing Back Cuticles
It’s very important to push back the cuticle thoroughly and properly so one can see the clean line of the cuticle. Don’t forget that your cuticle has its very own shape just as your nails do!
This new style of multi-functional stainless steel cuticle pusher and reducer is made with ultra fine diamond powder in two different angles and lengths that reduce unwanted cuticles covering the nails. It also exfoliates and smooths the uneven ridges of the nail bed. The abrasive goes to the very edge of the functional surface allowing for a range of functions: Pushing, reducing, shaping, and exfoliating the cuticles that cover the nail beds. The JINsoon Cuticle Pusher + Reducer is fully Autoclavable.
Note: When you push back the cuticle, make sure you push it back in a manner that prevents scratching the nail; there should always be oil or water on your nail plate to protect your nails from scratching.
Moisturizing Cuticle and Nails
I have learned the most valuable lesson through my experience is that moisturizing is the best method for maintaining cuticles and nails. Oil penetrates the fastest and makes dehydrated nails flexible, preventing breakage. In creating my cuticle oil, I carefully chose natural and nutrient-rich ingredients that are highly moisturizing, hydrating, healing, strengthening, anti-bacterial and anti-aging. The JINsoon Honeysuckle + Prim Rose Cuticle Oil was formulated as a cure for abused cuticles and nails. Remember, the best thing you can do for your nails is to moisturize them!
“When you don’t have enough time for a new manicure, quickly apply the oil to cuticles and nail beds. This will revive and moisturize, giving a fresh-from-the-salon look. Also, before removing polish, apply the oil around cuticles and nail beds. This will act as a barrier and help prevent drying from polish remover.” -Jin Soon Choi
HyperRepair Treatment (nourishing nail strengthening base coat) is all about how to restore healthy nails – it hydrates, strengthens, and nourishes. This basecoat treatment is packed with nutrients that are proven to restore nail health to perfect quality in just one week after two applications. This treatment can be used as an SOS to promote healthy beautiful nails or as a base coat under polish. We have tested applying two applications over a week on many people and found that their nails got really hard, strong, and healthier on over 90% of the people we tested. I call it an “emergency treatment.” When you take a break from nail polish, gels, acrylics and deep powder, this nail treatment is really good for rehydrated nails and will restore your nails back to health.
Use a regular base coat for healthy nails, nail strengthener for weak or brittle nails, and ridge filler for nails with deep, visible ridges or surface irregularities. When you have serious nail damage, apply twice a week from left to right without touching the cuticle.