Many complain that after removing the gelish manicure, the nails exfoliate and break. But the problem is solved! Gel manicures have become a lifesaver for everyone because they allow you to forget about the attractiveness of your nails for nearly a month. True, women often complain that after a gel manicure, their nails exfoliate and break, especially after gel removal. We figured out how to quickly restore them with nail care.
Shorten as much as possible.
Damaged nails are best trimmed so that they do not break further, and then use a nail file to give them a rounded shape. Her nails do not cling to anything (unlike almond-shaped or square).
The framework of our nail plate is made up of keratinocytes. They are like rooftops. The top layer of the protective “roof” is also removed when the gel manicure is removed.
Your task is to strengthen their frame. This necessitates the use of therapeutic varnishes, BB creams for nails, and calcium and vitamin serums. Therapy may take two weeks. You can’t perform a gel manicure or use regular nail paint at this time.
Take care of cuticles.
The cuticle is severely dry when gel polish is dried under a UV lamp or removed with a particular liquid while wrapping nails in foil. However, beneath it is a soft nail (the plate’s living component) that requires feeding.
Cuticle oils based on apricot or olive with vitamins, as well as hand creams and serums with allantoin and collagen, are suitable for hydrating (primarily with vitamin E). Oils not only hydrate the soft nail, but also nourish it, promoting the formation of strong, healthy nails. After applying oils, massage into the cuticle area.
Once a week at night, it is recommended to wear mask-gloves for hands (they are sold in cosmetic stores). They deeply nourish and moisturize the cuticles and skin of the hands.
To strengthen nails, it is necessary to do therapeutic baths once or twice a week with oils with vitamins A and E, sea salt, and essential oils of orange, lemon or patchouli. All of these beneficial ingredients will be absorbed more quickly into the steamed skin, resulting in a more effective therapeutic impact.
All housework (including dishwashing) must be done while wearing gloves. Chemicals dry the skin of the hands and cuticles, weakening the nails.
Pass salon procedures.
If your nails are in such bad shape that they break nearly as soon as you take a breath, you should seek professional help. A variety of salon techniques can help to strengthen nails while also improving the quality of the skin on the hands.
For example, a preparation based on honey and beeswax is applied to the nails, the substance forms a protective film on the surface of the nail plate (simulating a layer of keratinocytes). The procedure must be repeated several times within two weeks to achieve the effect.
The chocolate wrap is even more enjoyable and beneficial for nails: melted chocolate is applied to the hands’ nails and skin for 20-30 minutes.
This treatment can be done at home or in a salon. After the hands have been lowered, they are wrapped in polyethylene and a towel is placed on top. We must wait 15-20 minutes, and then remove the paraffin mask. The procedure helps to strengthen nails, smoothes the skin of the hands, and slows down the aging process.
The idea that gel coatings cause nails to degrade dates back to the 2000s. Then it was justified: when building up, the masters removed three to five lipid layers and used specific instruments to dry the nails (acid primers and bonds).
The nail industry does not stand still. The way craftsmen approach their work has changed over the last 18 years, and the materials have improved. The preparation of the nail plate is minimal while working with gel and gel polish in our time, and all lipid layers stay intact.
Unfortunately, gel coatings are still not suitable for everyone, 15-20% of people are forced to look for an alternative. As a rule, this happens due to the individual characteristics of the organism: hyperhidrosis, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, menopause, allergies.