Acrylic nails are one of the most popular look that many women wear these days to give their nails that extra oomph. These artificial nail enhancements can certainly turn heads especially when combined with some exquisite nail art but, as with anything fake, they can take a toll on your nails. Applying and removing acrylic nails should be done correctly in order to avoid damaging the nails underneath but even with a professionaly doing the job, there is always a chance that you’ll end up with brittle and crumbly nails afterwards.
How then will you be able to bring back the natural beauty and health of your nails after wearing acrylics? Well, here are a few tips as recommended by experts to repair your nails after wearing acrylics.
Cut your nails
The first thing that you need to do after wearing acrylics is to cut your nails short. This is important especially when you see that your nails are damaged after acrylics. By trimming them, there will be less breaking and splitting of nails. Once you have achieved your desired length, use a file to shape them accordingly.
Maintain your cuticles
Another tip to keeping your nails healthy even after wearing acrylics is to keep your cuticles properly maintained. The cuticles should be softened and pushed gently back toward the cuticle bed. Make sure that you don’t cut them or damage them in any way. Use a cuticle oil to help soften the cuticles so that it will be easier for you to push them back.
Apply moisturizer on your hands
Part of the nail care treatment that you need to do after wearing acrylic nails is to apply moisturizer on your hands and nails. There are plenty of hand creams as well as oils that you can use to bring back moisture to your nails and the surrounding skin to prevent breakage. If you have dry and cracked skin on your hands, it is easy enough to highlight your damaged nails so keep a tube of hand cream with you at all times to moisturize as needed.
Keep your nails covered
If you are one of those people who have a sensitive nail plate, the best thing to do is to cover it with a nail strengthener and your choice of nail polish. Start with a nail strengthener followed by your base coat. Apply your choice of nail polish then, once it has dried, use a top coat to seal in the color and to strengthen your nails too. Make sure that you have some product on your nails if you have sensitive plates to prevent further damage to them.
Hire a professional
Although there is nothing wrong with doing your nails on your own, it is always worth spending extra to have a professional do your nails for you. As a matter of fact, getting your nails done by a professional regularly can help strengthen them especially when you are using acrylic nails. Another reason why you let the experts do the job is because you are less likely to bite on your nails because their upkeep is expensive.
Treat your nails properly
Most of us do not pay much attention to our nails and as such, we often use them as tools like when opening a soda can and what not. Unfortunately, this affects the quality of our nails. If you want to maintain your nails’ overall health, it would be a good idea to treat them as priceless gems. This way, you won’t be tempted to use them to open bottles, cans, and what not.