Things You Should Know About Acrylic Nails

Acrylic nails or artificial nails have made many women happy with its magic of instant well-manicured hands. They are very well loved by many women across the globe because of the fact that they do not chip, peel nor crack and most of all it erases the weeks of waiting for nails to grow so anyone can have fabulous fingernails in an instant.

Many have grown fond of wearing acrylic or artificial nails but just like anything else, there are some downsides to it. Maintaining acrylic nails require time and money on your end. This isn’t much of a problem when you have the resource and time. But the more notable downsides are one’s increased chance of getting nail fungus infection and a possible allergic reaction. Acrylic nails contain polymer-based substances which some may be allergic to.

Acrylic nails are considered as a safe cosmetic enhancement by most people. The possibility that these fake nails will damage your health or bring harm to your health is less likely. But after wearing acrylic nails for a time, you might notice that your real nails have become tougher or have become discolored. If you start seeing either or both of these effects don’t panic. All you need to do to remedy this situation is remove the acrylic nails and allow your real nails to grow out. These are the minor consequences you have to come to accept if you want to wear acrylic nails.

However there are a few more serious consequences that you need to be aware of before you start wearing acrylic nails or if you have already been wearing them, then give these consequences a thought. What are they? Let us discuss them further.

Highly Flammable Ingredients

Acrylic nails do contain some ingredients that are highly flammable. If you are wearing them see to it that you keep a good distance between your fake nails and hot tools such as hair straighteners, dryers and curling irons. You also need to keep them away from heat and flames when you are whipping up dishes in the kitchen as a precaution.

Infection

When you wear acrylic nails, your risk of getting your nails infected is higher. Infection may likely develop when you bump the nails into something and they start to separate from your real nails. The space between your nail and the fake nail is most and dark which is just perfect for bacteria and fungi to thrive. Signs of nail infection are not that noticeable since your real nails are covered. To prevent or avoid infection it is best to not leave the acrylic nails in place for too long. For people with compromised immune system whether it’s because of chemotherapy, poor blood circulation, an autoimmune disease or having a history of fungal infections, it is best to not wear acrylic nails at all since a compromised immune system puts one at a higher risk of getting an infection.

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