Are these why you're afraid of getting a manicure?

by LiCoscelia
Nail art is becoming more and more popular, but at the same time, the statement that "nail art can harm the body" also makes many people worried. Frequent manicures are indeed harmful to the body, but the problem is not unsolvable.

Let's take a look at the potential injuries of nail art and their solutions.

  • Nails become thinner as they are worn down

During manicure, the nail plate is thinned out. The trimmed part is likely to be an important protective barrier for the nails.
If you have regular manicures, the nail plate will become thinner and thinner, becoming more and more "brittle" and may delaminate, break or even break.

  • Cut too deep on both sides

In order to make the nails look longer, the manicurist will cut the side corners of the nails into a crescent shape.
However, this method of trimming can easily cause ingrown nails, which can lead to paronychia.


  • No scraps of “dead skin” left behind

During the manicure process, it is inevitable to correct the connection between the nail and the skin, which is the cuticle.
If the nail cuticle is damaged, bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms can easily invade the nails, which may cause periungual redness, swelling, pain, paronychia, and even chronic paronychia.


  • Nail manicure tools are not disinfected properly

In addition, nail salons on the market are uneven, and many nail tools are difficult to strictly disinfect. The risk of fungal infection will be greatly increased.

  • Toxic substances will be absorbed

Toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and other substances in gel polish can enter the human body through the respiratory system and skin, and may induce original allergic diseases and cause respiratory tract irritation.

  • Darkening of skin on hands

For nail gel to solidify, it needs to be exposed to ultraviolet light.
However, frequent exposure to ultraviolet rays may cause skin aging, sunburn, and may even increase the risk of skin cancer.

  • Nails are getting brittle

In addition, if you use nail remover frequently, your nails may become dehydrated and brittle due to repeated exposure to acetone. Long-term exposure may even cause symptoms such as dizziness and burning sensation.


Of course, friends who want to do manicures should not be afraid to try it. Here is the solution:

  1. Choose a professional, formal, clean and hygienic nail art studio;
  2. Choose healthy and environmentally friendly manicure materials; if conditions permit, it is best to bring your own personal manicure appliances or disposable manicure tools;
  3. Don't do manicures too frequently;
  4. Try not to damage the nail cuticle when trimming;
  5. If the deck turns yellow after using gel polishgel, please stop using it and let the deck fully "rest" and recover before doing a manicure. If there are lesions on the nails, be sure to seek medical treatment in time!
  6. From 3 months before pregnancy, manicure should be stopped.


Healthy fingernails grow at a rate of about 0.1mm per day, and one nail plate is replaced every three months on average. Therefore, the best interval between manicures is 3 months, which will cause much less damage to the nails.
If the deck does not need to be re-sanded, the frequency can be increased appropriately.

In addition, although gel polish does contain some toxic and harmful substances, considering the dosage, the amount that can be inhaled is actually very small, so there is no need to worry too much. But if you are prone to allergies, it is best to wear a mask when doing your nails, which can reduce respiratory tract irritation and reduce the risk of allergies.

Do the above solutions and considerations alleviate your concerns? Remember to give your nails a break and don't replace them too often. Normally, there is no problem, you can still maintain a beautiful manicure.


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