Learning how to properly care for your nails at home could save you a lot of money and potential stress. Whether you’ve been a regular at your local salon for years, or you’re completely new to nail care, everyone can benefit from the basics. But as a beginner, you may be confused by the vast number of manicure tools and sets on the market. To make sure you’re getting the best quality manicure set, you need to know about various nail tools and what they do.
The Benefits of a Regular Manicure
One reason many get manicures and pedicures is to maintain beautiful and trendy nails. While pretty nails are nice to look at, there are deeper benefits of caring for your hands and feet. Regular nail care is healthy for you, by preventing infections and boosting mental health. Taking the time to shape, paint, and care for your nails allows you to express your unique personality and taste, pampering yourself in a relaxing way while reviving the look and feel of your skin.
What You Need for an At-Home Manicure and Pedicure
So what are the tools needed for a manicure and how do you use them? In general, you’re going to need the same tools to keep your finger and toenails in a healthy condition. All you will need is something to cut and file your nails, something to smooth rough areas, and something to push and trim the cuticle. Depending on the type of manicure you are planning to do, you may need other implements, like tweezers, nail cleaners, or more specialized tools.
A clear top coat is often the last step in a basic manicure. The polish not only adds an eye-catching shine but acts as a barrier to protect your nails against damage.
Manicure Tools and Uses
- Nail Clippers: As we mentioned, you will need something to trim your nails. You don’t need anything fancy for this step. It’s just a matter of preference. Some sharp and durable finger or toenail clippers will do the job. One thing you will need to figure out is whether you prefer straight or curved clippers. Straight-edged clippers will help you achieve a square look, while curved clippers make your nails more rounded.
- Nail File: To protect your natural nail, we recommend a glass file. Glass files are the healthiest option as they seal the layers of the nail. Emory board based files sand the nails down, causing micro-gouges and fissures.
- Cuticle Stick: You need a cuticle stick to gently push back dead skin on the nail bed and create clean nail edges. Pushing back your cuticles after showering will soften up the skin and make it easier. To reduce waste, opt for a glass or stainless steel pusher instead of a wooden alternative.
- Cuticle Scissors or Nippers: Choose sharp and precise cuticle scissors or nippers to gently remove dead skin and dry cuticles. Although cuticles can interfere with the clean lines of a flawless manicure, it’s important to remember that they serve a purpose. Being too aggressive with your skin could lead to unwanted problems later on. Be sure to only cut excess dead cuticle.
- Tweezers: Having a pair of tweezers in your tool set is a must because they serve so many purposes. Not only can you use them to handle small objects during your manicure, but you will also find a hundred practical uses for them outside of your nail routine.
How to Know You’re Buying the Best Quality Manicure Set
When you’re shopping for your manicure set remember that superior sets focus on the essentials, made from the finest materials. Some cheaper manicure sets supply extra tools to look impressive. But if you can’t recognize the types of nail tools in your set it may not be the best option for your needs. At Zamberg, we offer only the finest professional manicure kit tools and pedicure sets, like those made by Germanikure, featuring tools made with high carbon stainless steel and crystal glass to promote healthy nails. And to insure your implements last for the long haul, each set comes in a protective case.