Gel nails: what to do at home?
Gel nails are nails made from a thin, transparent gel. This material can be placed on the nail and shaped according to the shape and size that the person prefers, which is a stretch, usually indicated for those who have the custom of nail biting. Or it is possible to only make gel enamel, in this case applied directly on the original nail.
Gel nail durability
Gel nails are known to have longer durability than other nail types. This is because it carries some specific materials in its composition, such as penttaerythritol, isobornyl acrylate and other elements that increase gel fixation without damaging the nails.
Washing the dishes, washing clothes and performing other manual work can compromise the durability of the nails. of gel. If only the nail gel base is used, it can last up to a month. Nail elongation has a shorter durability of 15 days due to the need to exchange product for the nail to breathe.
How are the nails applied?
First, the nail will analyze the nail of the nail. customer, will observe the size, if the client has the custom of roe them, among other characteristics. Then she will do the cleaning, sanding and, finally, the polishing to remove the natural oil present in the nails.
After that, the manicure will wrap the nail with a gel mold. If the nail is too short, the manicure can put tips, which are false nail stretches. Then the top of the nail is sanded to level it correctly and the primer is applied to fix the gel mold. After all this, two layers of gel are applied, which are dried in a chamber with LED bulbs. It is expected to dry and then the nail is ready to be enameled (with gel or ordinary enamel) and finished with a finisher.
When not stretching, the nail only applies the base and the enamel with gel directly on the nails after sanding and polishing
How long does it take to apply the gel nails?
The process lasts for one to two hours depending on whether or not the nails are used.
Maintenance of the gel nails
On average, maintenance of the gel nails should be done every 15 days when the excess gel is sanded and the manicure applies the gel layers again on the original nails. After these two weeks of use, it is best to leave the nail without the gel for at least a week, to ensure the health of the natural nail and do no harm to it.
Indications of the nail gel
Anyone can use gel nails, but they are usually indicated for those who have nail-biting and also for women who do not have time to go to the salon every week to keep their nails up to date. Because gel nails last longer, women do not have to return to the salon at the same frequency.
Gel Nail Contraindications
Gel Nails are not usually indicated for people who do manual work frequently, especially when there is the use of chemicals as the durability of the nails tends to be less. People with allergies to some gel nails, people with diabetes, and some sort of nail problem, such as a nail injury, should not use gel nails as well.
People with weak, brittle nails may even benefit from the technique, but it may end up camouflaging some more serious problem. Therefore, it is important to consult with a dermatologist before, to understand and treat nail weakness.
Risks of using gel nails
People who often put gel nails, and thereby expose themselves to prolonged UV light to dry the nails, should be aware of fragility and nail spots as well as the risks of developing skin cancer and premature aging.Can I make gel nails at home?
Not recommended. It is recommended that you always do the nail polish in a beauty salon, where all necessary equipment and tools are always at hand, such as the heating machine, for example, to seal and finish the application. Who can apply the gel nails?
Gel nails should be applied preferably by a fully trained professional, such as a manicure or nail designer who has studied the technique.
Advantages and disadvantages of gel nails
The main advantage of gel nails is their longer durability. Without maintenance, the duration and the good appearance of the nails is maintained for up to 20 days. Aesthetically speaking, do they also appear to be much more natural than other types of nails? even the tips that lengthen the nails.
However, gel nails are not easy to take off. This process, which should happen in the beauty salon, along with a trained professional, usually takes 30 minutes on average. If it is done at home alone, it can ruin the nails because of excessive use of acetone.
The use of nail stretches alone can also be harmful as it would prevent the natural growth of the nails. Gel nails are removed?
First, the nails are polished. Then, with the help of a cotton with aluminum foil, the remover is applied onto the gel nails and allowed to act for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. The cotton is then removed and the remaining polish is removed by means of a spatula, which has already been softened by the action of the remover.
Some more modern methods of application are simply the use of a film. At the time of withdrawal, therefore, is much easier. Only remove the film without the need to use acetone or any other type of remover.
Comparing gel nails with other types of nails
Of all, the gel nails next to the porcelain nails are the nail type.
In addition, gel nails do not weaken the natural nails, contrary to what you might think.
In addition, the gel nails do not weaken the nails. Sources
Ananda Sonsin, Cosmopolish Nail Bar Fashion Consultant
Maria Silvia Benedini, owner of Maria Joaquina Beauty Pub Pinheiros
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