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When I started dipping my own nails at home, one of the first problems I encountered was trying to figure out how to keep dip powder off my skin and cuticles. Keeping nail polish off cuticles was a little more difficult to solve, but keeping nail polish off skin, including dip powder, gel polish, etc. had a surprisingly simple fix. (read more)
TIPS FOR KEEPING NAIL POLISH OFF SKIN
I've seen all sorts of recommendations when it comes to how to prevent nail polish from sticking to skin. From using specific stickers that wrap around your nail and peel off when you're done painting, to rubbing vaseline or the like along the skin of your finger to prevent polish from taking hold in the first place.
I'm sure these things work to varying degrees, but they appear to take a lot of time, and I wanted to figure out how to stop nail polish from sticking to skin without ever getting it on the skin in the first place. I needed to keep that area out of play entirely so I could use the method when I dip my nails at home.
Turns out, all you need is a clothespin!
Let me demonstrate.
That's it! Just get a clothespin, the type you pinch open, not the type you push down, and clip it to the sides of your nails. It'll pull the skin of your nail back, keeping the area clear and free for you to paint, gel, dip, or whatever it is you're doing.
This is also a great way to make sure you're really getting the edges of your nails when you're buffing them up before applying a new set of polish, gel or dip.
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I hope it helps!