Nails, good looking or not, are one of the first thing you notice about a person.
Here, we have gathered everything you need to know about manicure, fragile nails and various types of nail extensions such as acrylic nails and gel nails.
If the nails feel good, they also look good.
Taking care of your nails doesn’t have to be difficult – but there are things to keep in mind.
The hands are what we are most exposed to and therefore the first on the body that ages. For this reason, it is good to protect them as much as possible with gloves, lubricate the nails with nail oil and preferably protect the nails with a lacquer even if you do not have artificial nails
Apart from hygienic reasons, the appearance of the nails also has a certain influence on how people around you perceive you.
For example, if you have bitten on your nails a lot, people may perceive you as a stressed person. If they generally look very nondescript then you can also be perceived as a careless and nondescript person. If you have well-made nails and hands, you will also usually feel better, which also means that you radiate more confidence.
If you do not want, have the time or finances to put on nails, it is still important to keep them well-groomed.
Oil your nails, lubricate your hands with hand cream, possibly buy an overcoat that can easily be applied once or twice a week, file your nails so that you have an even length of all and use a nail brush with some water and soap to remove dirt under the nails. Remember to never use sharp objects under your nails as the cuticle is very fragile and protects the nail from bacteria.
Gel nails are created by applying gel (gel varnish is something completely different) and then cured under a special UV lamp. Each layer takes about two minutes to harden.
Advantages: The nail can look very natural when it can get thin. The gel is not particularly sensitive to nail polish remover. The gel is largely fragrance-free.
Cons: Not as strong as acrylic nails. The nails can turn yellow. Many experience a burning sensation in the nails during the curing of the UV lamp.
Gel nails cannot be dissolved in acetone as acrylic, but you have to file away the material.
Acrylic is the strongest of all nail art materials and is suitable for almost everyone. Powder and liquid are mixed in the correct amount and then cured in contact with oxygen. It takes 24-48 hours for the material to fully cure but it is possible to file into the shape of the nail after just a few minutes.
Advantages: Acrylic nails are easy to shape and also fit well when one or more nails are deformed. For those who want really long nails, acrylic is the best option because it is the most durable.
Cons: Some experience the scent as strong and unpleasant.
Acrylic nails are dissolved using acetone.