Home Care Guide for Gel Nails

Home care guidelines for manicures, acrylic and gel applications.

Home Care Guide for Gel Nails

Postby jumpyg » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:22 pm

Home Care Guide for Gel Nails

1. Oil nails twice a day to maintain flexibility. Gel that is allowed to become brittle will crack and break. The application of oil will also penetrate the cuticle for healthier skin and promote nail growth.

2. Do not use severe or repetitive pressure on the nail tip as it will lead to cracks that can result in a full break.

3. Do not leave hands in harsh chemicals such as cleaning products. Ensure you wear gloves when gardening, washing the dishes, and cleaning.

4. Do not leave hands in water for a long period of time. Water eventually breaks down the whole artificial nail (with adhesion). Applying hand cream after washing hands will also help keep skin healthy and nails flexible.

5. Use non-acetone nail polish remover if removing nail polish.

6. It is not advisable to shorten your nails between service appointments. The nail technician balances the nail arch in proportion to nail length so that the stress area is well protected. Shortening the nail can disturb this balance and cause a break. If they need to be shortened, book an appointment with your nail technician.

7. To prevent the spread of communicable or infectious diseases, never share your files or implements with others, whether at home or in the salon.

If in doubt with any of the above contact your technician and make an appointment
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