You just got your polish manicure done. You go in your handbag to get your keys and you chip your beautiful nails. You should have got you a gel polish manicure. This is the latest nail polish technology, offering brilliant shiny color that will last for weeks, and won’t chip when you need your keys out of the pocketbook.
Manicures Can Weaken Your Nails
Manicures can, over time, weaken the nail plate and dehydrate the nail. This process can lead to peeling, thin, breaking, and painful nail beds. Unforutely, the thick coating of polish prevents oxygen to the nails, causing a dehydrated nail.
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Picking a Gel Manicure Can Cause Nail Damage
Usually when a gel coat begins to lift, human nature will want you to try to remove it. Once you start picking at the gel coat, water can seep into the nail bed. Bacteria can start in the nail bed which can lead to a nail fungus infection. Also you are taking off layers of your nail with the gel coat.
Avoid The Toxic Trio
Some nail polishes are made with caricinogens, and are in some gel polishes. These polishes should be avoided.
Limit Your Time to Manicure Light
The use of YouVeeShield gloves will protect your hands from UVA radiation. UVA radiation causes premature aging. Just remember that all lights are not the same so be careful of the risk levels. Just because the LED light time is shorter does not necessarly mean it is safer. Some points to remember concerning UVA radiation and heat lamps and LED lights include:
- LED nail lamps are popular because of shorter drying times. However, the intensity of LED lights can cause damage to the skin.
- Instead of using sunscreens on your hands when drying your nails, it is best to use gloves, giving protection to your hands from UVA radiation. YouVeeShield gloves are good examples of glove that give excellent protection from UVA radiation when drying your nails under LED lights or other types of heat lights.
- Give your nails a rest between manicures. This will help rehydrate the nail and repair the skin, cuticle, and nails.
Soaking Off Process Can Be Harmful
Soaking your nails off in acetone wrapped in foil can be extremely rough on your nails, leaving your nails dried out and brittle. After the foil comes off the nail, the nail tech has to scrape the nail plate. This process includes extra buffing, causing more trauma to the nail.
Hydrate your nails between salon visits. Treatments are available that can be used as a base coat and hydrate nails with vitamin C and other oils. Also there are nail strips that prevent the gel from touching the actual nail plate. Using a thick emollient after your nail soak removal will hydrate and assist in the repair of the skin, cuticle, and nails. Aquaphor is good emollient to use to hydrate and aid in the repair of skin, cuticle, and nails.