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Artificial Nails plus Ten Top Tips for Artificial Nails: Acrylics, Gel Nails, and Silks

There are many splendid reasons to get a fine stylish set of artificial fingernails. Maybe there is a social event, a wedding or big get together, and you want to look extra sharp. Or maybe you have had a hard time growing out your nails and want some help.

Gel nails, acrylics and silks are available at your local nail salon and are the most popular options on the market. Gel nails and acrylics are great because they last much longer, get help taking them off, and people will generally choose silks for a shorter time and also to help repair the nail’s tips and treat traumas rather than being an extension.

This article will describe the particulars and advantages of these three popular nail accessories.

Acrylic Nails

When preparing to attach your acrylic nails a nail technician will combine a fine powder and a liquid together and apply this onto your nails with a brush. They will typically cover your entire nail with this, though sometimes they may apply only a few drops to the tips or maybe a more flexible form they can work with to give you an extension.

This is a fast drying product that hardens quickly and gives nail salons that 뱊ail-salon-ish?odor. The fumes of this product are not harmful though a well ventilated room is considerably more comfortable for this application.

Upkeep: Because this type of artificial nail is designed to last a long time they will eventually grow out of your nail. You should visit your nail specialist every two or three weeks to have them maintained. The nail technician will file down the bit of your acrylic nail near the nail bed and carefully fill in the small gap between the bed and existing nail.

Removal: when you go to get your nails taken off, a relatively short procedure, the nail tech will soak your nails in a solution for a while before gently sliding it off; no prying, yanking or pliers.

Gel Nails

Unlike the nail products thick as pudding we used in the past, modern high-tech gels have a similar consistency and look to regular nail polish.

Gels can be easily brushed onto the nail tips, nails or even nail applique to add an extension. Once your gels have been correctly applied you must sure or harden them by holding them under a UV (ultraviolet light) for around 2 minutes. This process does not release any odors.

Some rumors have been circulating, that there is a risk of melanoma (skin cancer) from this UV exposure, however you should know that you will absorb significantly more UV rays on a walk to the corner store than two minutes under a UV nail light.

Gels are just a bit pricier than acrylics but they also hold their color significantly longer and don’t have a tendency to chip quite as easily, this may make the slightly steeper price a bit more attractive.

Maintenance: Being as long lasting as acrylics, your gels will need to be filled in in the same way as your acrylic nails. First your nail technician will file away at the gel closest to your nail base before filling in the small gap and making it look like new.

Removal: Gels can also be removed by soaking the fingers in acetone, nail polish remover, for around 15 minutes. There are also some special nail sized wraps that can be filled with acetone to remove the nail without drying out the hands.

As with acrylics, there is a chance of contracting an infection of the nail bed, if your finger should suffer a trauma, like smashing it in the door, or impacting it against a hard object, this can cause your entire gel to lift off your nail.

Your nail doesn’t need to come off completely to cause a problem. Being loose but still attached is just as bad and creates a warm damp environment well suited to bacterial growth.

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