How to Prolong The Wear of Your Nail Polish
Do you struggle to get your nail polish to last longer than a few days, without it chipping? It can be really frustrating to put all that effort into painting your nails just to have it chip in two or three days. There are certain steps you can take in order to prolong the wear of your nail polish and our goal is to help you achieve that. Here are four key steps to prolonging the life of your nail polish and several tips that you can apply for each. Now let’s chip away at each of those steps.
Step 1: Prep Your Nails
It shouldn’t be surprising that the first step is always to prep your nails properly. Push your cuticles up to leave more room for the polish on your nails. It is also important that you wash your hands with soap and water to eliminate any oils on the surface of your nails. Be sure to fully wash the soap off your nails and dry them thoroughly. This will give the base coat a clean oil-free surface to grab onto. Now you’re ready to apply the base coat.
Step 2. Always Apply a Base Coat
It’s always good to invest in a high-quality base coat, this doesn’t mean the most expensive one you can find just a highly rated polish. One that I’ve been loving is the China Glaze base coat. Once you’ve applied the base coat make sure it is completely dry before you apply nail polish. If you don’t let it dry properly your nail polish won’t last as long because the base coat didn’t properly grip to your nails.