Without taking care of the hands, there are no strong, healthy nail plates. The manicure procedure is divided into hygienic and decorative. Moreover, hygienic manicure is the basis of a decorative one, without which its high-quality execution is impossible.
There are several types of hygienic manicure:
- edged, which is a classic of hygienic manicure, is based on cutting the cuticle and adjacent side ridges with special tools;
- European, which is based on pushing back the cuticle with an orange tree stick after soaking it in a vitamin solution;
- with the method of applying fruit acids to the cuticle area, which soften it to such an extent that it remains only to clean the nail with the same orange tree stick;
- hardware, which removes cuticles with a milling nozzle.
In this article, we will introduce you to the first type of hygienic manicure. Let’s talk about its advantages, method of conducting, precautions, contraindications for conducting.
Advantages and disadvantages of edged manicure
First of all, this form of hygienic manicure is available not only in beauty salons that prefer hardware, but also at home.
In this case, only dead skin growths are subject to removal, the healthy part of the skin should not be affected.
Trim manicure is easy to perform. At home, anyone who has even the slightest idea of \u200b\u200bthe structure of the nail will cope with it. The cuticle consists of a skin rim that borders the nail plate.
Its function is to protect the hard part of the nail and its matrix from moisture and air. The cuticle tends to renew itself, so it needs constant hygiene. Without proper care, it can grow into the nail, which will disrupt the normal growth of the nail plate.
In addition to the unsightly appearance of the nail, the formation of a burr, rupture of the cuticle, infection in the fingers can occur. Proper care of fingers and toes will help to avoid this.
The positive qualities of a trimmed manicure include its quick execution. With some skills, both hands can be processed within half an hour.
To perform the circumcision procedure, there is no need to purchase expensive equipment, it is enough to have nail scissors, nippers and a pusher at home.
But along with the positive qualities of a trimmed manicure, there are also negative ones:
- Careless handling of cutting tools can damage the skin around the nail plates. Each patient has their own circulatory system. The appearance of blood is not always associated with the incompetence of the master. The reason may be the close location of the capillaries to the surface of the skin. Unskilled actions of the master can lead to the formation of a burr, which will result in infection of the hands.
- With the trimming method of manicure, the growth of the cuticle occurs faster than with the use of hardware or European.
- Poorly disinfected instruments, if the skin is injured, can introduce an infection into the body. Infection with AIDS, hepatitis, viral immunodeficiency is not ruled out.
All unpleasant moments can be avoided by observing safety precautions. It includes the work of a manicure specialist in a protective mask and gloves, the obligatory treatment of the hands of the client and the master with an antiseptic, regardless of the fact that they are wearing gloves.
Before starting the cuticle treatment, the master must find out not only the client’s preferences for choosing the type of manicure, but also the peculiarity of his skin.
Preparing a tool for trimming manicure for work
In addition to disinfection, the entire instrument must be thoroughly washed with water, it must not contain the previous disinfectant, the remnants of the client’s skin. The instrument must be dried and autoclaved.
Kraft packages with the prepared tool indicating the date and time of sterilization are opened in the presence of the client before the start of the manicure. The client has the right to inquire about the ways of processing tools or come with his own.
What you need to pay attention to when choosing cutting tools for trimming manicure
When processing cuticles at home, you need to pay attention to their sharpening. A dull tool causes injury.
When choosing wire cutters, ask what material they are made of. The most unpretentious in processing with a long service life is medical, carbon and alloy steel. It is easily sharpened, does not deteriorate when treated with disinfectant solutions.
Before you buy a tool you like, you should check its progress by compressing and decompressing. The movement of the pliers should be smooth, without rebounding.
The size of the cutting tool plays an important role in the quality of nail processing. When processing cuticles, the nippers should be conveniently located in the palm of the master. Their length should not cause discomfort during operation.
The cutting edge of the nippers is available in 3-12 millimeters. The nail plate is different for everyone. Therefore, there are several sizes of edges for selection under the nails of the client. For narrow nail plates, it is customary to use sizes less than 6 millimeters, for wide ones – from 6 mm and above.
Nippers with long handles are convenient for masters with long fingers. For the short fingers of the masters, any size of the tool handles is suitable, it all depends on the skill and habits of the manicure and pedicure master.
Even the ancient Romans appreciated the benefits of hygienic manicure. They noticed that regular treatment of the nails and skin of the hands prevents inflammation, makes the fingers more elegant and aristocratic.
In the absence of nippers for processing the cuticle, you can use nail scissors.
Another tool to use when trimming a manicure is a pusher. It is designed to remove cuticles and nail pterygia (overgrown skin plates). With its help, the nail bed acquires a beautiful symmetrical semicircle.
The pusher has both sides working. One of its appearance resembles a spatula with a beveled or even end. It is designed to push back the cuticle from the surface of the nail without injuring the skin around it.
The other side is designed to remove burrs and skin at the base of the nail. It is also used to clean the inner surface of the nail from dirt. Pescher is often used by manicure masters when preparing a natural nail for extension. In some cases, when working with cuticles, orange tree sticks are used.
The pusher is a convenient and effective tool to use, but the quality of its work largely depends on the correct selection. Modern industry produces several sizes of pushers from different types of materials.
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