Caring For Acrylic Nails: What You Need To Know

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If you've ever worn acrylic nails, it goes without saying you know just how vital caring for them is. It doesn't matter if you're wearing them to help ward off the bothersome finger nail-biting habit or to help "lengthen" your nails, but giving acrylic nails stellar care is something you want to prioritise!

How Is the Whole Thing Done?

Acrylic nails are artificial nails that are attached to the original nails by use of some mixture containing acrylic powder, nail glue, and some liquid blend. Then they are shaped with a file before they are varnished to shine. Next, these are coated with a clear nail polish.

How Do You Care for Acrylic Nails?

Needless to say, you would treat your acrylic nails as you would your real nails. You need to understand, though that these nails are pretty strong and, therefore, are difficult to chew or bite into. Which actually is a plus if you're looking to give the nail-biting habit a break.

You also want to heed the advice of your nail technician and follow it to the letter. This includes making use of the recommended products when it comes to maintaining the look the artificial nails.

Moreover, you'll need to commit to returning to the salon every two weeks for your nails to be refilled. Otherwise, they could crack or break, a thing you don't want to experience.

What If Your Acrylic Nails Get Loose?

Well, don't fret. While regular nail maintenance won't allow for your nails to become loose, there are rare occasions where it can happen – anyway. In such cases, the best thing to do would be to remove and replace your acrylic nails as soon as possible. A loose nail allows for bacteria to find its way and breed beneath the overlay and your natural nail.

How Do You Remove Acrylic Nails?

While it's possible to remove your acrylic nails at home, it's best to have it done by a professional – especially if you are new to the whole thing. Caring for acrylic nails includes having them removed properly.

How Do You Spot Other Issues?

Ensure you take good care of the skin around your acrylic nails. Watch out for any peeling or redness, both of which are a sign that you could be reacting to the chemicals used in the application process. These are rare cases, however! Speak to a professional about the nail supplies and other things you'll need if you want to start getting acrylic nails.

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