DIY: Manicure tips for men

How to Care for Male Fingernails screenshot video (1999-2014 Demand Media, Inc.)

How to Care for Male Fingernails screenshot video (1999-2014 Demand Media, Inc.)

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We took a look at some top tips for male nail care.

Geoffrey Rodriguez, eHow Presenter

Geoffrey Rodriguez has these super simple hand care tips for tired male digits. First soak your fingers in warm soapy water every couple of days and brush to remove any dead skin. He then pushes down cuticles, and adds a drop of olive oil to help keep them smooth and nicely conditioned.

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Diana Livesay

Diana starts by trimming the nails, pushing back cuticles and removing any dead skin from the cuticle area. She then files, buffs (to remove more dead nail cells) and shines the nails. She finishes off by adding a little cuticle oil to nourish the nails and the surrounding skin.

Nails Magazine

LáShaun Brown-Glenn demonstrates a manicure which uses subtle gel polishes. She starts with a thin layer of a gel-based coat, sealing the edge of the nail, and using an orangewood stick to remove any product on the skin. Then she cures the nail for 60 seconds under a UV lamp and adds a thin layer of topcoat to seal in the basecoat (remembering to leave a small gap in between the cuticle and the skin) before again curing the coat. She then removes the top layer of polish with a nail cleanser and uses the soft side of a two-way buffer to give the nail a matte finish. 


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