110+ Best Natural Short Nails Design For Fall
To get long, thick, strong nails when theirs won’t grow because they’re too weak or too short, many women are turning to acrylic ones. Another advantage offered by acrylic nails is that they can be decorated easily.
However, just having acrylic nails doesn’t free you from the responsibility of taking good care of your nails underneath (your acrylic ones). Not only that, you also need to put in some effort to take good care of your acrylic nails as neglecting them may result in your natural nails splitting, or fungi growing in them (yuck!).
Therefore, in order to keep your acrylic nails looking good, and at the same time protect the health of your natural nails, make sure you follow these seven tips:
1. Acrylic Nails Are Not Knives Or Tin Openers
Your acrylic nails may seem indestructible, but they were not made or designed for tasks like opening tins or punching through heavy plastic packages. Please use the right tool for the right job. Avoid biting them as well!
2. Keep Them Dry, Always
Water is your fake nail’s worst enemy. Not only can it cause it to lift off your natural nail, but also fungi and bacteria need water to grow – and you don’t want any of those things to happen to your nails.
Therefore, in order to prevent them, you have to keep your nails as dry as you can; And that means drying your hands thoroughly with a towel after every single time you get them wet. Preventing water from seeping underneath your nails is essential to help keep your them in a good, tip-top condition.
3. Use Antibacterial Soap
Many sets of acrylic nails fall victim to bacteria. And bacteria can cause the natural nail bed to discolor and deteriorate, which can leave the nail damaged for a long time, possibly even permanently. Therefore, it’s very important to do everything you can to prevent bacteria from getting a foothold under your nail.
One of the best things you can do is use antibacterial hand soap to wash your hands. This is the simplest way to protect them from the threat of a bacterial infection.
4. Do Chores With Gloves On
If you have acrylic nails, it’s a good idea to wear rubber gloves while doing household chores like washing dishes or mopping.
Not only will the gloves help to keep your nails dry, but they’ll also protect them from chipping, splitting, or snagging on things, all of which can be both embarrassing and painful. Keep at least two pairs of rubber gloves somewhere in the house, and remember to put them on before starting on any chore.
5. Before Bed, Swab Your Fingernails With Alcohol
Every night, before going to bed, dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and use it to clean around and under your nails. This will help to get rid of bacteria and dirt surrounding it.
One thing to note here is that, doing such treatment may result in your acrylic nails taking on a slightly cloudy appearance thereafter. And if that happens, not to worry. All you need to do is to just touch them up in the morning with a coat of clear white nail polish.
6. Don’t Remove Acrylic Nails By Yourself
It is possible to remove your fake nails at home by immersing them in a nail polish remover that contains acetone. However, it’s better not to. Avoid the risk of damaging your real nails underneath by letting the professionals at the salon take them off.
7. If Your Acrylic Nail Becomes Damaged, Get It Fixed Right Away
If you discover that one of your acrylic nails has started to lift away from the natural nail, or if you chip or break it by accident, get to your manicurist and have a professional repair it as soon as you possibly can.
Chipped, broken, and lifting acrylic nails all provide opportunities for water to get into the nail bed, which invites fungal and bacterial growth. Many of these salons offer free repairs to damaged nails within a certain number of days after they’re first applied, and most charge less for a minor repair than they do for a full fill.