Monday, June 26, 2006

Fake Nails Or No Fake Nails. Some questions and answers.

If you recently got fake nails, and you wanted to know what is the best why to get them off?

The best option to remove your nails if you had them put on at a salon or even at home is to visit a salon for proper removal. This may not be an option, the best way to remove your nails at home is to soak your fingers in acetone or acetone-containing nail polish remover for 12 minutes and then proceed to remove your nails gently from the cuticle up. You can use a clean fingernail file to do this. But be careful that you soak your nails long enough to loosen them and be careful when removing them. After removing them consider soaking your nails in rubbing alcohol for 5-10 minutes to clean the nail bed area and don't forget to apply lotion to your nails, to keep the skin around your cuticle healthy.It is very important to keep our nails in good condition. Nail infections are very common and often overlooked. Artificial nails can be a source of bacterial and/or fungal infection. To avoid this, wash your hands regularly. It is best to trim your nails weekly, but be careful to not trim them too short which may traumatize the skin around the nails. If you do have artificial nails, be even more careful to wash your hands. If your fake nail starts separating from your natural nail, soak your nails in alcohol before reapplying your artificial nail. This will help ward off germs which can cause infection. If you do have your artificial nails put on at a salon, it might be worth the time to inquire about the sanitation standards of the salon. How do they clean their equipment and how often? Have they had problems with customers getting nail infections? If you get pedicures, how often do they change the filters in their foot massagers?Toenails should also be kept trimmed and clean. If you use a locker room/gym facility, it is best to wear shoes at all times to avoid contact with the floor. Keep feet clean and dry and wear cotton socks. Nail infections can manifest as yellow nails or black discoloration of the nail area. If this occurs, schedule an appointment with your doctor because you may need to be put on medicine to avoid spread of the infection.

Many women tried to put on fake nails themselves and when they take them off they take the whole top layer and then some of the nail with it!!! How is it possible to properly take off a fake nail without it taking the real nail with it? Or should they just go to a professional? Or should they just buy some nail growing and strengthening polish?

This is an excellent question as there are so many people wearing fake nails. You have seen that having fake nails can cause damage to the cuticles, as well as your real nails if they are not properly taken care of. If they are left on too long without cleaning they may cause fungal growth between the fake nail and your own nail. Also, they can be painful to get off as you have noted. You can get them off by soaking them in an acetone remover that can be found in most cosmetic sections of supermarkets and drug stores. Soak your nails in the solution and then remove them rather than trying to pull them off or clip them. Be careful as some people have thinner or more sensitive nails than other people do so the removal process may cause pain or irritation.It might be a good idea to go to a professional who can give you pointers as to what products are best and show you the proper way to remove the nails. The last suggestion about the nail strengthening polish is excellent - there will be less wear and tear on your real nails, it's more convenient and definitely cheaper. It might take some time but if you take care of your real nails they will be just as beautiful.


Laura said...

I am not for fake nails!they ruin our innate nails!

nane said...

Rael nails are butifulthan stupit everyone knows that du!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok my nails are really short thats why i got fake but how can keep them on for longer and i did them at home :)