Truth or False? Most Common Misconception About Nail Damages.

04.29.2021 | VIANGE SPA Saratoga, VIANGE SPA Dublin

In the previous post, I mentioned a misconception about how nails do not need to breathe. Today, I want to continue with the same topic on the most common misconception people have about nail damages.

Nail Thinning Caused by GEL and Acrylic

Many believe that frequent use of gel or acrylic nails can damage natural nails. Dr. Dana Stern, a dermatologist, and a nail specialist explains that most nail damages happen when an inexperienced technician removes gel or acrylics. Filing too much and/or using polish removers with strong chemicals could severely dry out the nails. 

The truth is, the removing process causes nails to damage, rather than applying gel or acrylic. On the other hand, proper maintenance can keep your nails healthy and beautiful. As a fact, my nails are in very good condition after 20 years of getting them done. 

Maintenance Tips

We recommend getting a  basic treatment every two to four weeks to maintain healthy nails. Visit a salon if your nails break easily, or you can give a quick fix by gluing them back together. In the old days, it was so common to carry a bottle of nail glue because acrylic nails broke easily when you bumped into something. Also, nail glue protects sore, fungus, and other bacteria from harming your fingers. Like using a hair conditioner after shampooing, it is also important to moisturize your nails with a treatment serum.

Lastly, find a nail salon and skilled technician you can trust. Visiting a nail spa should be an occasion you should get excited about! I hope this article was helpful to understand what’s causing damages and remedies to keep them looking beautiful.


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