Gel Nail Polish Damages Nails: Truth or Legend?

There is no woman in the world who does not dream of having an impeccable appearance in every situation. Certainly, the hands have a prominent position since they are our business card. The appearance of our hands is so important, is it possible to always have hands on top without damaging the nails?

The answer to this question is: “it depends!”, In particular it depends on the quality of the product used, on the method of removal and also on compliance with the application and removal times (in the sense that it is unthinkable to use semi-permanent nail polish and then replace it every 2-3 days because in that case the nail would really risk getting damaged).

Semi-permanent enamel is a photo-hardening enamel that is made up of particular substances that solidify and harden in contact with UV light, giving the enamel a resistance and a duration far superior to classic enamel. A manicure with semi-permanent polish can give the nail an impeccable appearance even for 15-20 days. In addition, the semi-permanent nail polish can also be applied at home, in spare time.

Probably the biggest disadvantage of semi-permanent nail polish is that it is not very easy to remove and may damage the nail. Another disadvantage of using semi-permanent nail polishes is linked to drying which requires special lamps. These lamps cause exposure to UV radiation which in the long run could cause damage to the skin and, in some cases, have even been linked to a greater predisposition to the development of skin cancers such as melanoma.

The removal of the semi-permanent nail polish can be done with the file, it is advisable to have it done by the professional nail supplies. Because too aggressive filing could damage the horny layer of the nail, thus making it more fragile and with a tendency to break. In addition to the aesthetic damage, excessive filing could expose the nail to the risk of being more easily “attacked” by the action of fungi and bacteria capable of triggering infections that are not always easy to eradicate.

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