Saturday, October 9, 2010

Take Care of your Acrylic Nails

Here's the scenario, you've just received a beautiful set of acrylic nails from The Royal Nail. Trouble is, you're not completely sure how to take care of them. Splits, lifting and fungus are often caused by not taking proper care of acrylic nails, so here are a few important tips worth following...

1   Treat acrylic nails like your real nails. Though they appear strong and thick, don't use them as tools for opening heavily sealed packages or tins, and don't bite them.

2   Always keep them dry. Water can loosen your acrylic nails and may help to form bacteria and fungus. Make sure you dry your hands and nails thoroughly after every wash, swim, bath or shower. 

3 Wash hands with an antibacterial soap to prevent growth of bacteria. Infections damage the nail bed and can cause permanent damage to your nails.

4   Use rubber gloves while doing domestic chores. Dish washing can damage your artificial nails. Rubber gloves can help prevent painful splits, snagging or chipping of nails.

5  Clean under your nails each night. One of the best ways is to soak a cotton bud with alcohol (available from any chemist) and swab under your nails to eliminate dirt build up.

6  Visit your nail salon at the first sign of new nail growth. Not doing so often causes acrylic nails to crack or chip which may lead to discomfort and pain.

7  Visit your nail salon if you experience discolouration, 'lifting' or accidental chips to your acrylic nails. Chips and splits increase the risk of bacterial infection, so it's important these are repaired quickly.

8  Stop using acrylic nails if allergic reactions occur. These reactions to chemicals used in preparation of the acrylic could be causing skin inflammation (dermatitis) redness or peeling.

9  Avoid Do-It-Yourself removal of acrylic nails. Yes, you can remove them at home by soaking nails in an acetone based nail polish remover, but to prevent nail damage, this task is best left to nail salon professionals.

4 comments:

  1. Wow! this is such a good post. Short and sweet.

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  2. Hey dear i was really upset due to my nails but after reading these tips i am feeling well and will apply these tips on my daily life, thanks

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