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08.12.2023

Manicure: Wellness for your nails

The secret to well-groomed hands

Pretty, well-groomed nails are an absolute eye-catcher. Their secret? A professional manicure. This pampering nail

treatment is one of today’s most popular cosmetic treatments and provides a short but relaxing break from everyday life.

What is a manicure?

A manicure is a cosmetic treatment for the hands and nails in which the nails are cut, filed, shaped, and often polished, the cuticles are removed, the skin is pampered with various creams and oils, and the hands massaged. In some ways, it’s the sister treatment of a pedicure. Each manicure encompasses various steps:

  • Prepping:
    To start off, old nail polish is removed and the nails are thoroughly cleaned. Then the hands are soaked in warm water and, if desired, a special hand lotion is applied to soften the skin.
  • Shaping:
    Now the nails are shortened and filed into the desired shape (round, square, oval, almond-shaped).
  • Pampering:
    The cuticles are gently pushed back and excess skin carefully removed. A pampering hand massage is often part of this step.
  • Varnishing:
    To finish off, the surface of the nail is smoothed out with the help of a buffer and nail varnish is applied.

A manicure is usually performed in a beauty salon or nail studio, but can also be done at home. To avoid damaging sensitive parts of your nail, e.g. cuticles and nail bed, it’s usually recommended to have the manicure carried out by professionally trained beauty staff – such as the team at Belvita Leading Wellnesshotels Südtirol.

What are the benefits of a manicure?

A manicure not only fulfils purely aesthetic purposes –even though beautiful nails do look elegant and make for a look well-groomed appearance. It also contributes to the health of the nails. Regular manicures strengthen the nails, promote nail growth, and prevent nails from breaking or becoming ingrown.

However, one must ensure that manicures are carried out professionally to prevent injuries. Also keep in mind that regular manicures can become time-consuming and expensive.

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