Save your nails after shellac: it’s easy!
Removed gel polish or shellac and was horrified by the state of the nails? Do not worry!
Shellac , gel lacquers and other resistant coatings , which are dried using ultraviolet lamp , created a furore: finally resistant nail polish for 2-3 weeks! But after stripping many women noted , that the nails look horrible: exfoliate , break , thinner …
We figured , why it happens , and how to return the nails healthy.
The gel , which is applied to the nails – a complex chemical compound gidralizovannogo based on collagen , which is ” fused” into the top layer of the nail plate by means of ultraviolet light. When removing the coating, it is removed along with the same upper layer of the nail plate. Therefore, in the invention of a new method of manicure among professionals having extensive discussions about how , as the method is safe. In fact, controversy still continues to this far , so the first board ,which unanimously voiced by the leading specialists in manicure – resistant coatings can not be applied consistently. Recommended mode – 2 manicures with a persistent coating – 3 months break ( uncoated or with plain varnish).
But there are still some things , which you should know , before you decide.
1. The ultraviolet light , is used during the procedure , it is very aggressive to the skin. If you have moles in your hands , be especially careful. And for owners of sensitive skin, a UV lamp can even cause a burn!
2. The nail plate resistant coating completely devoid of oxygen and moisture , which is an additional factor , causing overdrying of the plate , its breakage and delamination.
3. When removing the coating, an aggressive solution is used , which is applied to the nails under the foil or special impermeable material for at least 20 minutes. This also destroys the nail.
If you still think , that proof manicure worth it , take care of that , to properly restore your nails after removing the cover.
You will be surprised , but this is the most important stage , and not at all therapeutic varnishes or masks. Before removing the persistent varnish, eat more oily fish , eggs and cheese. Calcium ,they contain – a construction material for the nail , as the nail plate thicker , the less pronounced damage caused resistant coatings.
Bioadditives or vitamin complexes with a high content of iron and zinc are excellent help to nails ,these elements make them elastic , elastic , smooth and return a healthy pink tone.
Vitamin C is famous for its whitening effect , so a couple of citrus fruits per day will positively affect the condition of the nails. No , not inside , but in the form of a mask: rub the flesh of a lemon ,orange or grapefruit into a pulp , apply on your nails and put on gloves for half an hour.
And now – what to do , when the cover is removed.
1. Short hair nails.
The shorter the plate, the less it flakes and breaks.
An ordinary polishing file will remove the remnants of the damaged layer and allow air to reach the undamaged layers of the plate. Give your fingernail the opportunity to breathe!
3. Buy gloves
And in the next 2-3 weeks, all the housework , associated with water , is carried out in gloves. Give your nails a break from chemicals!
4. Process the cuticle
In the morning and evening, massage the cuticle ( and the nail at the same time) with jojoba oil ,apricot or olive. Oil for nails and cuticles will restore the structure of the nail and reduce its fragility.
5. Use strengthening healing varnishes
Especially good formulations with protein complexes.
6. Make a gelatin mask
Tablespoon Dissolve gelatin in hot water glass and to put down the nail , as soon as the solution temperature becomes comfortable. Hold for 20 minutes , pat with a napkin.
7. Try an iodine bath
Do not be afraid: if you do it in the evening , in the morning the iodine will evaporate , and the color of the nails will not suffer. So , dissolve 2 tablespoons of ordinary salt and half a tablespoon of iodine in 200 ml of water. Dip your hands in water for 15 minutes , then rinse with running water ,apply cream and go to bed. This bath stimulates the growth of the nail and improves its structure.
8. Prepare a paraffin wrap
Melt the paraffin candle , let the paraffin cool to a comfortable temperature , dip the nails into a viscous mass and let it cool completely on your hands.