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A survival guide for your nails after a nail polish removal

25 March 2021

Physical attractions exist for a reason and everyone knows the importance of making a good first impression. Being supplied with endless nail art options, we are increasingly obsessed with decorating our nails. We all know that a beautiful manicure suiting your outfit and occasion can make your day. But there are certain times that you have to take them off and please, remember to practise self-love and take care of your nails after nail polish removal.

As most of us might have been told by healthcare professionals: everything in moderation. From hair dye, workout routine to alcohol intake, nail polish application is not excluded.

Most of the popular forms of manicure including GEL, SNS and Acrylic can have a lasting impact with many a nail buff attesting to thin, brittle talons after ceaseless rounds of application. If you went to a salon that carelessly applied nail polish or used low quality products, it is inevitable that you might have to deal with the damage afterwards. Follow these tips to revive your nails' health after the removal process.

  1. Time for bareness.

We know that you will not get used to looking at your bare nails after wearing nail polish for a while. But everything needs time to recover and so do your nails. No nail polish in at least a month. Make sure that you did a proper removal process to completely take off your remaining nail polish.

Remove any remnant by using an acetone-soaked cotton balls for gel. For SNS and acrylics, soak your nails into a bowl of 100 percent acetone heated with a bowl of hot water for 20 minutes until your nail polish are completely off. Or seek for a professional removal service at the salon so that you won't have to worry about damaging your nails later on. NEVER peel off or pick your nail polish. It's the easiest way to have your nail surface, nail beds and cuticle damaged.

2. Go with short nails.

During your manicure, your nails might have grown out with them. They must be weak and easy to break off. The best way is cut the the dead nails down and build them back up again.

3. Add nail care to your routine.

Keep your nails and your hands hydrated by using a cuticle softener/oil or hand cream. It is very important when your nails are in a weak state. Make sure to drink a lot of water and grow from within. Revitalise your body wellness and be informed of the essential supplements that are good for healthy nail growth. Double check with your doctor before adding anything new to your regimen.