hot manicure

Dryness of the skin of the hands and increased fragility of nails is a fairly common problem and it is not so easy to solve it in a short period of time. One of the cosmetic procedures offered by many salons, which helps to cope with this unpleasant phenomenon, is a hot manicure.

What is a hot manicure?

Problems with the skin of hands and nails are caused by many factors: here are household chemicals, and unpleasant weather conditions, and spring beriberi. As a result, the skin becomes dry, loses elasticity, nails lose their luster, and may begin to crumble. Conventional creams or lotions help in this situation, but with prolonged exposure. It is believed that the procedure of hot (also known as cream or oil) manicure increases the effectiveness of hand care products several times, contributes to their nutrition, and improves the general condition of nails and skin. During the procedure, the hands are immersed for some time in a cream or oil heated to a temperature of 50-55 degrees. It is believed that the heated cream expands the pores, accelerates blood circulation and promotes faster and easier penetration of nutrients into the skin.

The hot manicure procedure can be easily carried out both in the salon and at home.

Hot manicure technology

Regardless of whether a hot manicure is carried out at home or in a salon, it contains a number of mandatory steps:

  1. Nails are cleaned of the remnants of the old varnish.
  2. With the help of a nail file, the desired shape is given to the nails.
  3. Lotion or cream is poured into the bath and heated to the desired temperature. In salons, a special hot manicure apparatus is usually used for this, which not only heats the lotion to the required temperature, but also maintains it throughout the procedure. At home, since the oils and cream cool down quickly enough, a water bath is usually used to maintain the temperature.
  4. Dip your fingertips into the bath for a few minutes. In salons, using professional tools and devices, it is usually 7-10 minutes. At home, it is recommended to keep your hands in the bath for 15 to 25 minutes.
  5. After taking the bath, the remains of the lotion are distributed over the hands, massage is carried out and the cuticle is processed, preferably by the uncut method (using an orange stick).
  6. After processing the cuticle, the remains of the lotion are removed from the nails with a cold damp towel, the nails are degreased and varnished.

The main problem that can arise when doing a hot manicure at home is the temperature of the mixture is too high. If the product used for manicure is heated above 55 degrees, its beneficial properties may come to naught, but there is a risk of irritation from exposure to high temperatures on the skin.

Hot manicure products

In salons, special creams or lotions are used for the procedure. The composition of such funds usually includes olive or peach oil, vitamins D, A, E, ceramides, lanolin and various mineral supplements.

Cream manicure

When conducting a hot manicure at home, you can either purchase a professional product, or, in its absence, use olive oil with the addition of a few drops of vitamin A and essential oils. In extreme cases, you can use a regular hand cream, also adding vitamins and essential oils to it.

In general, the effect of a hot manicure is compared by many with paraffin therapy. However, the latter has a number of contraindications, in particular — damage to the skin of the hands, microtrauma and cracks. Whereas oil baths, and hence hot manicure, in such cases, on the contrary, are indicated and contribute to the speedy healing of the skin.

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