The classic manicure is not for the ladies anymore, more and more men are taking care of their cuticles and sporting neat, clean nails. This doesn’t have to be a huge project and it’s something easy and fast that you can do yourself at home with just a few affordable tools and 15 minutes. Odds are you already have most of the tools that you’ll need on hand already, all you need to do is follow this simple steps below to have the well groomed hands you want.
What you’ll need for a great MANicure for men:
A good quality pair of nail clippers are a must for any manicure tool kit. You’ll also need nail files, a nail sander, cuticle cream, and a good quality moisturizing lotion. These simple tools along with warm water and a gentle hand soap are all you need to get started.
Here’s a quick step-by-step guide:
- Trim and shape your nails on both hands, take care to get rid of ragged edges.
- Use the nail sanding wedge to smooth out all the ridges on your nails. Your nails will be smooth and look healthy when you are done.
- Soak one hand in warm water for about 5 minutes, to help your skin feel softer and allow the cuticle to be more pliable.
- Apple cuticle cream and gently push back your cuticles – most nail clippers do include a cuticle tool to do this for you.
- Clean your hands and nails with warm water and hand soap.
- Moisturize with good quality hand lotion.
- Repeat steps 2 through 6 with your other hand.
To keep your MANicure for men looking good, it’s best to do this every week or every other week. If your toenails are looking ragged, you can certainly do this for your feet as well.
Great hands and neat, well trimmed, nails are the cornerstone for a great handshake and women will definitely notice a man with great hands. Gain confidence in your hands, be quick with a great handshake, and know that your hands are looking and feeling great. Many guys out there take the time to give their hands some much needed TLC, isn’t it so much better to have the smooth, unlined, soft strong hands that are both masculine and powerful while feeling and looking fantastic.