Get cuticle work and hard skin removed at a nail salonWhy: King says “most people don’t know how to properly push back their cuticles gently or scrape the nail bed with a cuticle knife. (Plus, it’s super tricky to do it on your own.) She adds that if done too harshly and with a lack of lubrication, it can dent or cause white spots to the nail bed, and cutting cuticles incorrectly with nippers can result in bleeding and bacterial infections in the nail wall too. As for feet, she says using a strong acid or alkaline-based exfoliant and not removing properly can burn them, and using a slicer to remove skin can result in chunks getting taken out of the foot. Ouch. Money-Saving Tip: Find a sexy color from this best nail polish list and BYO polish to do touch-ups when chips inevitably happen. It'll help stretch out your time between appointments.
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