To keep your nails looking their best, it’s important to pay attention not only to the design, but also to how often you visit the salon. Find out together with Anastasia Kim, technologist of the Ma&Mi beauty salon, how often you need to have a manicure and pedicure, what it depends on and what are the risks of too rare visits to the masters.
It is difficult to calculate the optimal frequency of visits for manicures: it depends on the individuality of skin and nails of each client. For someone it is enough to have a manicure once in 3 weeks, for someone – once in 10-14 days. I recommend not running your hands, otherwise the cuticle treatment will take much longer. A strongly grown coat puts more pressure on the free edge, resulting in peeling – places most favourable for bacteria to multiply. In addition, wearing one coating for too long leads to thinning of the nail plate.
Nails grow 2 times slower on your feet than on your hands, so you can get a pedicure once every other manicure. That’s about once a month. But if you are active in sports, have dry skin or uncomfortable shoes that cause calluses, a pedicure is recommended more often – once every 2-3 weeks.
Be sure to keep an eye on the length of your toenails, especially the big toe. Due to the structure of the nail, the free edge can start just behind the fingernail. And even with a slight growth of the free edge there will be a strong pressure on the nail from shoes, which can lead to onicolisis – separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. This can also cause bacterial growth and inflammation.