Tips to Avoid Potential Gel Nail Problems
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Frequent gel manicure may bring you some problems and exercise moderation is necessary. Here is what you should know about potential problems with gel nail polish and how to prevent them.
Potential Gel Nail Problems
The most common gel nail problems are nail thinning, brittleness, peeling and cracking, caused by the various gel polishing tools, laudrys and other daily works. Skin irritation may also occur due to the chemicails in some nail polishes. If you get frequent gel manicures in salon or at home, consider that the UV light used to “cure” (or seal) the gel manicure is a risk factor for skin cancer. Moreover, the risk of a nail infection or tumor going unnoticed under the gel nail polish is also a potential gel nail problems.Watch out for any unusual changes of the nails and, should any occur, see a dermatologist right away.
How to Prevent Gel Nail Problems
Get gel manicures at longer intervals: Gel nail polish and acetone soaks tend to make your nails thin and brittle, so it's necessary to give your nails time to regrow and regenerate.
A broad-spectrum sunscreen on your hands or anti UV gloves: Use physical methods to prevent potential damage caused by exposure to UV light during the sealing process.
Not to push the cuticle excessively: The improper operation may increase the risk of inflammation and infection.
Rehydrate your nails regularly, using petroleum jelly or a hand and nail moisturizer.
Soak only the nails in acetone when removing nail polish: A good way to prevent skin irritation is getting finger wraps, which expose the nails while protecting the surrounding skin.
Avoid getting a gel manicure during pregnancy.