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- We know that acrylic and gel nails have their pros and cons. Among the pros are that the enamel lasts longer, but among the cons, that we weaken and mistreat the nails
Video: How To Recover The Health Of My Nails After The Gel Or Acrylic? By The Expert Joaquín Manuel
We know that acrylic and gel nails have their pros and cons. Among the pros are that the enamel lasts longer, but among the cons, that we weaken and mistreat the nails
We spoke with Joaquín Manuel, expert in hand and foot care and creator of his own line of enamels free of the 7 main toxins that conventional enamels contain, and he explained the following: “Acrylic or gel nails can damage very much our natural nails. For this reason, it is very important to give them special care so that they return to their natural state. Here are my main recommendations, but the most important thing is that once these materials are removed, they should try to use toxic-free enamels that contribute to damaging the health of our natural nails.”
1. Acrylic nails should not be torn off, that will only damage your natural nails more. I recommend that you go to the place where they were put to have them removed correctly.
The best way to remove acrylic or gel nails:
- Then apply acetone. This will clean your nails, and the acrylic or gel will soften.
- Dampen a cotton ball with a little acetone, put it on your nail and cover with a strip of aluminum foil. Let stand 40 to 45 minutes. You will have a warm sensation, but this is totally normal, it means that it is working.
- Remove the aluminum and if the nail is already soft enough to detach it, use more acetone and remove it little by little. You must repeat this process on all nails.
Start by cutting your false nails as much as you can. If they are very thick and difficult to do, you can file them to make them smaller. This will make it easier to remove them.
2. Once you have removed all the material you should gently polish your natural nails using a file. This removes excess glue, chunks, and flaky debris from acrylic nails.
3. You should immediately apply a treatment varnish to your nails. This will help you recover your nails from the damage caused by acrylic or gel nails.
4. Apply cuticle oil. Acrylic or gel nails frequently damage cuticles. To prevent abuse, you should push them back with a cuticle stick after oiling them.
5. If you are going to paint them, try to use toxic free enamels. Very important! Start with a base so you can prevent your nails from looking yellowish. Let them breathe and avoid painting them, instead you can use the treatment varnish. This will only be until you see that your nails have grown healthy.