Top tips for taking care of your acrylic nails

Top tips for taking care of your acrylic nails
Acrylic can make your nails a fashion statement and give your hands a classy elegance that is hard to mirror with natural nails. This fantastic option does not come without maintenance, however. Take care of your acrylic by following these simple steps and get the most out of your latest nail look:

Ensure that you keep your acrylic nails dry

Over time, repeated and unnecessary exposure to water can cause the glue that secures your acrylic nails to loosen. In addition to this, moisture and warmth is a known breeding ground for bacteria and fungus, which acrylic nails can attract if not properly cared for. To avoid the effects of water exposure, ensure that you thoroughly dry your hands after washing, and protect them with gloves if you are performing household chores, such as watering the garden, washing the dishes, or cleaning a pet.

Be gentle with your nails

Do not use your acrylic nails as tools! Prying cans open, picking at things, or bending your nails can cause them to snap, or chip. In order to get the most out of your nails, treat them gently. Also, keep in mind that snapping or breaking your acrylic nails can damage your natural nail growth, as well as be painful.

Fix cracks and chips fast

Unfortunately, accidents happen and chips or cracks can arise through wear-and-tear, or from being rough with your acrylic nails. Rather than trying to ignore any small imperfections, get the damage fixed soon at your nail salon in order to prevent small chips and cracks from becoming more serious.

Avoid acetone

Do not use acetone on your acrylic nails, as this strong chemical can cause the acrylic to deteriorate over time, which weakens the nail and makes it prone to cracks and chips. Avoid other harsh chemicals, like turpentine or heavy-duty cleaners and bleaches, for the same reason.