Manicure tips

Find out how to care for your hands and nails and achieve a perfect manicure with Woman and home magazine's top tips.

Nails know-how
The almond-shaped nail is to the hands what the stiletto is to the legs! Elongate fingers and make your hands look more graceful by filing nails into a perfect oval.

Your best anti-ageing defence is to use an SPF15 (or higher) on top of your hand cream – and re-apply it often.

Even if you do nothing else to care for your hands, rub any oil (olive or jojoba are great) or cuticle oil/cream into dry skin whenever you can. It makes cuticles gleam as if you’ve just had a manicure.

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