Friday, July 21, 2017

How to Prolong a Beautiful Manicure From Chipping While on Vacation!

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Some simple precautions can save your nails so you can concentrate on fun!


Going on vacation is the time when you want to relax and enjoy yourself.  Something that you shouldn’t have to worry about is repainting your nails just because you also want to have fun.  If this sounds like a good plan to you, then let me fill you in on ways that can keep those nails looking good and chip free longer.

You might want to start thinking about how you handle your zippered suitcase when you arrive to unpack. Without thinking as you work, those nails could accidentally brush up against the metal teeth of that zipper, which could happen if it sticks or when in a hurry to keep your outfits from wrinkling.

Two alternatives can help you out of this fix.  If you’re traveling alone, pack of pair of gloves in your handbag or get a wash cloth from your hotel room to keep the nails covered as you unzip. The idea is just to find something that makes a barrier between your painted nails and those metal teeth of the zipper.  

However, you’re probably traveling with your man.  Give him one of your smiles and he’ll be glad to help.  If not, then recruit him.

Perhaps, you plan on spending a lot of time in the pool or at the ocean.  Of course, you will want to apply plenty of SPF at least thirty minutes before you step outside and every two hours afterwards.   What you don’t know is that a chemical sunscreen (not the mineral variety) on polished nails can dull and weaken the integrity of their formal enough to ruin them.

An easy fix is making sure to wipe your nails clean after a fresh sunscreen application. Take an extra towel in your beach bag or tote and this won’t be an issue.

When you actually jump into chloride-treated water of that beautiful hotel pool, you need to remember that your nails will be softer.  The best way to save them from chipping is to avoid using them as a comb upon getting out of the pool.  

A better idea is to just pack a wide-tooth comb in that beach bag to keep yourself presentable.  

When you’re getting ready for dinner and a great evening out, you might be reaching for your fragrance and maybe hair spray, depending on your style.  The ingredients if left on the nails can dull and harm them so wash and dry your hands with plain soap, not any hand sanitizer, as soon as possible. Sanitizers also have alcohol to kill the shine and destroy their beauty.

Hopefully, these nail care tips will keep you beautiful longer because vacations are too short and precious to waste!    

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