Let me put it this way- I have struggled to have well maintained nails and have the no so cracked cuticles. I am so not a hand model and have often spent a lot of money on a nail smoother or to get a perfect manicure kit at home until I discovered this magic ingredient that not only makes your fingers look pretty but can easily be found in our kitchen pantry! Yep, I am talking about the miracle nail transformer- BAKING SODA. Here are three ways how you can incorporate the baking soda into your next manicure...
#1 Nail smoother: I remember getting the nail extensions off from my nails and boy, it left tiny ridges on the surface of my nails that made having a smooth manicure a far fetched dream! What really helped me was mild scrubbing featuring baking soda. Combine 3 parts of baking soda and one part of water and rub the mix onto your nails in circular motion. This will smoothen the nail surface and will exfoliate the nails.
#2 Stain remover: Getting rid of the stains once you remove a dark nail-paint can be a task! Fix these stains by mixing equal parts of baking soda and water to create a tenacious scrub and apply it directly to your nails. Massage each nail individually with the scrub and finally rinse it off with warm water.
#3 Cuticle exfoliator: Fix your dry cracked cuticles with an exfoliating paste of equal parts of baking soda and water. This mix will remove the dead skin cells surrounding your nails in a blink of the eye!