While the question may seem foolish and completely negligible, to a girl or woman who cares about how her nails look yet keep it functional for her to perform her daily activities and requirements, a manicure and a pedicure weigh in on her total look. So, how often should you get a pedicure and a manicure? You can get it as often as you want but, there are other not-so-very beauty-friendly issues that you should also worry about including skin peeling on fingers.
Do You Need To Get Your Nails Done Now?
It’s not that very easy to answer, is it? Just like any other beauty decision you make day in and day out, even the frequency and timing of getting your fingernails and toenails done matters. Why? Your nails say a lot about your personality. It shows if you’re a couch potato, an outdoor lover or, a hardworking chap who leaves the office long after everybody else has gone. It shows if you like being flashy and trendy or, prefer to be known as a classic beauty. All of these simply because who you are shows on how you prefer your nails done.
There are factors that you need to consider when deciding how often you should get your nails done. The major considerations are listed below:
- How you want your nails done. Longer nails and nail painting techniques that require professional help often also require high maintenance. Some top coat reapplication can be easily done midweek in the comfort of your own home. However, re-designing or retouching complicated nail arts may require professional help. That means complicated nail designs might require you visit your nail care specialist twice up to three times weekly. Less complicated designs like color blocks, solid colors, and even french tips can be retouched weekly for two weeks without requiring any professional cleaning or painting. For this, you only need to visit your nail salon every two weeks or, probably even three weeks up to a month.
- What your day-to-day activities look like. If you perform household chores on a daily basis — wash, cook, garden, and do the dishes, you need fingernails and toenails that can be just as hardworking as you are. To suit your lifestyle, you need low maintenance manicure and pedicure, and you need to get that as often as once a week if you can to keep the skin on your fingers soft, smooth, and regularly rid of dirt. If not, it’s okay to schedule your manicure/pedicure session once every two weeks. To make your neat nails last longer, you should also be selective of the kind, color, and design of your nail paint, and make sure that you are using only tough, high-quality nail lacquer. The secret is to bring your own nail polish so that you can use the same if you need to make touch-ups by yourself at home, in-between your visits. Prolong your nail color by applying the top coat every time you notice your nails get dull. Keeping them shiny is a key to help maintain their charming looks — the look that hardworking hands and feet deserve. Don’t forget to wear gloves appropriate for every task that you do.
- How fast your nail grows.The sooner your nails grow longer, the sooner you need to pay your salon a visit. This is simply because your nails need to be cut and filed to shape more often than the average person. In this case, making once up to twice weekly visit to your nail care salon becomes imperative. If you can, you can save up on trips to the salon (not to mention a serious pile of dollars), if you learn how to do your own fingernails and toenails. If painting is too much for you, at least learn the proper way of cutting and filing your nails, as well as pushing back messy looking cuticles just to help you maintain a well-groomed manicure/pedicure. If you have nails that take a little more time to grow, you may visit your nail care salon less. Topcoat touch-ups will often be enough to maintain manicure/pedicure on slow growing nails. So, make sure you always have your colorless topcoat within reach.
- Whether or not you can do your own manicure/pedicure.Even when you know how, periodic professional treatments are necessary to keep your nails, the dead skin surrounding each one, and the unruly cuticles at bay. Besides, having someone else do your nails for you can be a very relaxing experience. Take the time to put your feet up (literally) and relax throughout your session. When you know how to do your own manicure/pedicure, you can get your nails done as frequently as you want. However, you need to be more aware of the products that you are using and how badly your skin around your fingernails and toenails may be drying up.
- Bad habits and weak nails.That includes nail biting and nails that break easily. This combination requires more frequent ‘nail-dos’ and maintenance. Visiting your salon or doing your own nails several times a week will help provide an immediate solution to these problems. However, a longer-term solution requires that you kick out your bad nail biting habit so as to make your manicure last longer.
- How many resources you have. Paying your nail care service a visit several times a week can be costly and take up a lot of time which you can use doing something else. Thankfully, manicure/pedicure tools and products for nail care are very cheap. You can only take advantage of that fact if you are willing to learn how you can do your own nails.
Nail care is no laughing matter, most especially when you appreciate the fact that it speaks a lot about your personality. Whether you need to get your nails done several times a week or once a month, you never compromise good grooming and take some time to do little touch-ups here and there simply because it matters to you.