TOP 7 myths about long-term nail coverage, how long-term coverage is safe..? how often it needs to be updated and why some women have allergies..?
Myth 1. From gel polish nails become thinner
The nail plate has a protective function – it protects the tips of our fingers, on which there are many nerve endings, from all kinds of injuries. If you regularly apply gel polish on your nails, they will, in any case, become thinner, even if by nature they are healthy and strong.
The fact is that the varnish coating acts as additional protection, while in such conditions the nail “relaxes” and loses its protective function.
In order to prevent this from happening, periodically you need to give your fingernail a rest. You should start with a trip to the master, who will remove the gel polish in a high-quality and safe manner, which is not always possible at home. After this, the recovery period will last until the nail plate regrowth completely.
By the way, contrary to the opinion of many, rest at sea is that period when you can and should give your nails a rest. Seawater contains salts and trace elements that nourish the nail plate, make it stronger.
Myth 2. With regular use of gel polish, an allergy appears.
The appearance of itching and redness near the nail plate may be due to two reasons. The first is atopic dermatitis. With this disease, a certain element that is part of the gel polish accumulates in the body, and the body tries to tear off the unwanted substance. In this case, it is necessary to take a break and not use a long-term nail coating for some time so that the body can recover.
The second reason is the poor quality of the product used. As a rule, this happens when the girl herself chooses and applies gel polish.
In the salons, all products are certified. And even if you have individual intolerance to the products of a particular manufacturer, in the salons there is a wide enough range to choose the tool that is right for you.
Myth 3. Long-term nail coverage requires frequent updates.
This is a half myth. The long-term coating itself can stay on the nails for a month and do not require a remake. True, the nails on the hands will grow over this time, and the bare holes will ruin the aesthetic appearance.
Naturally, most women will prefer to quickly update the manicure. But on the legs, the nail growth rate is lower, which allows for a long time to forget about updating the pedicure.
Another situation is if your hands are constantly confronted with an aggressive environment (household and industrial chemicals). Keeping the original look of long-term coverage is becoming more difficult. But all the same, gel polish wins in comparison with ordinary varnish since it is more resistant to mechanical damage, which means that updating requires much less.
Long-lasting design coverage requires particularly careful handling. As a rule, design elements (rhinestones, sequins, mica, etc.) are fixed with an additional coating, which will help you to keep a perfect manicure for a long time. And then it all depends on your accuracy.
Myth 4. There are no contraindications for using gel polish.
Long-term coverage is contraindicated in people with onychomycosis (fungal infection).
Girls who have brittle and flaky nails also need to be careful. Although IBX System treatment (special tools for adjuvant treatment and nail strengthening) can help in their situation.
Myth 5. Long-term nail coverage is no good.
If your nails are dry, thin and do not grow, with long-term coverage under the base, you can apply an additional therapeutic coating that is completely absorbed into the nail and strengthens it.
Another plus of long-term coverage is that it is relatively rare to update it, which means that the effect of solvent liquids on the nail plate is significantly reduced. In addition, gel polish does not require long-term drying. When using a UV lamp, it dries in a minute. So a pedicure with a long-term coating in the winter is real salvation.
Myth 6. Before applying gel polish, cuticle needs to be cut.
There are different types of cuticles. In some people, the cuticle grows strongly, which looks unattractive and interferes with the application of gel polish. For others, the cuticle is almost invisible. In the manicure, there are two techniques – edged and unedged (European). In the first case, the removal of the cuticle will be justified. In the latter – just push the cuticle with a stick.
Myth 7. Nail extension is better than long-term nail coverage.
Answer: yes and no. Indeed, the extended nails allow you to choose any length and shape, break rarely enough. But there are still drawbacks, which is why there is a tendency to switch to a more natural, long-term coverage. Gel polish can be applied to any length, it does not require drying, retains color and shine for a long time, and most importantly – it does not require filing, which injures the nail plate, as when building.
TOP 7 myths about long-term nail coverage