Acrylic Nails – Why aren’t they good for your nails?

“I’ve never seen nails go out of style.” – Tammy Taylor

Remember those long and scary nails from the movie “Hocus Pocus”, well those nails are now a trend that most women want to follow. Your fingernails say a lot about you and how you maintain your lifestyle. The two trends that has been around for ages is the acrylic and gel nail polish. Acrylic nails can lengthen short nails, making your fingers look long and slender, they can also be hard on your nails. Acrylic nails are a mix of powder and liquid monomer that’s combined into a blob of dough, shaped onto your nails with a brush, and then air-dried. Acrylic are ideal for people looking to change the shape of their nails or want more length. However, these acrylics have unwanted effects on your nails. If you don’t know what are they, then here is another reason for you to read this blog!

Damaging your natural nails – Acrylic are not made out of plastic, the incredibly hard liquid and powder formed the acrylic so strong that it can break off your nail. The chemicals used to create the acrylic can damage your natural nails. It did for me! Choose between a more cost-effective formula and a more expensive formula.

Prepare for your upkeep – Acrylic nails are a major upkeep as after two weeks, you will see that your natural nail is growing, thus making its place in your cuticle and there can be some nail growth around the sides of your acrylics. It is recommended to visit a nail salon to get it removed.

According to a dermatologist, artificial nails are unlikely to harm natural nails as long as they are healthy. It is possible to encounter some problems if you are not careful while maintaining them. However there are two sides to every coin and the same goes for acrylic nails as well. Acrylic nail art although try to pass off as real nails are artificial. They will most definitely give an artificial look unless done really well. A professional manicurist can make the acrylic nail come across as real as possible. If you’re bored with your acrylic nails or want to change them do not pull them as you will most likely damage the real finger nail as well. Patience is important in removing an acrylic nail and by waiting patiently the chemicals will do their work perfectly.

Since the real nail acts as a base, the artificial nail will be stuck firmly to the nail. When trying to remove the nail, avoid ripping it as it might pull out the real nail, making it a very painful experience. Also the link which connects the acrylic nail to the real nail is sometimes toxic and could damage the real nail. If you are someone who is keen on having her nails intact and in place, you can look at other alternatives like nail polish or getting regular manicures instead of acrylic nails.

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