tips & trends
summer lovin’: beach proofing your mani-pedi
with water being a manicure’s number one sworn enemy and sand being a literal polish exfoliator, it can be easy to assume that a mani/pedi couldn’t possibly survive a day at the beach.
with water being a manicure’s number one sworn enemy and sand being a literal polish exfoliator, it can be easy to assume that a mani/pedi couldn’t possibly survive a day at the beach. however, follow a few tips from Rita Remark, celebrity manicurist & essie global lead educator, and you can give your polish a fighting chance!
for a truly beach-proof mani pedi, Rita Remark recommends using gel couture. the formula is a bit more flexible and will withstand any beach.
other things to keep in mind on sunny days is to always reapply sunscreen to your hands. hands are one of the first areas of our skin to show age and reapply sunscreen after handwashing will go a long way in preventing age spots.
after a day at the beach, you may find your skin is much drier. sand, water and sun can really steal away moisture, so make sure you apply cuticle oil, like essie’s apricot cuticle oil to your nails –and toes!
finally, if sand got the better of your pedi and it’s lost a bit of it’s shine, refresh the pedi with a thin, longwearing topcoat like essie’s no chips ahead. this restores shine without adding bulk to the polish –which can lead to chips.