Nowadays more women are paying attention to the beauty of their hands and the way that their nails look. For those blessed with naturally nicely shaped nails, they may just need to make sure that their polish is never chipped. But for those women who suffer from brittle nails, turning to “fake nails” as a way of improving the appearance of the nails seems like a good alternative.
Thinning natural nails
Before applying nail, natural nail is subjected to processes designed to be naturally more adherent nail bed. Thus, natural nail surface is tipsy. This thins the nail surface grinding stage and makes it more sensitive.
In addition, substances applied on the nail tipsy, like acrylic or gel, attach to cells deep and fragile. Basically, the nail will not remain just a very thin layer without resistance.
Exposure to nail chemicals
The chemicals used to apply acrylic nails are notoriously unhealthy including such offenders as resins and formaldehyde which may play a role in causing cancer. If you have acrylic nails applied on a frequent basis you may be getting significant exposure to these dangerous agents. Is it really worth the risk? To further add to the risk, some disreputable nail salons are using a poisonous and illegal substance called MMA in their nail adhesives. This chemical has been outlawed for use in many areas, although it’s still being purchased on the black market and added to nail products. It can cause serious damage to the lungs as well as permanent damage to natural nails when used as an adhesive. Exposure to this chemical through your nails over a long period of time can result in complete nail loss by destruction of the nail matrix.
Fungus and damage
The key to preventing infections and damage is to choose a reputable licensed nail salon where you can feel comfortable. It is important to have regular fills because if the acrylic lifts away from the natural nail, moisture and bacteria can accumulate between them. Acrylic nails are generally safe and will not harm your nails if applied and taken care of properly.
The problem is that the bond between the artificial nail and the natural nail is much stronger than the bond between the real nail and the nail bed. If the nail rips away from the nail bed, a gap is created and an infection can occur. The space provides a moist and warm environment for bacteria and fungus to grow. Also, if the acrylic nail is left on for a prolonged period of time, an infection may occur.