On average, the finger nails grow from 3 to 3.5 millimeters per month. If it is difficult to change their growth rate, however, it is possible to cheat on their appearance and length through false nails. Are you one of those women who dreams of having long, strong nails?

Here is what you need to know about acrylic nails, a question of making an informed decision and so avoid … to bite your fingers


Acrylic nails: is it for you?

Acrylic nail polishing is a technique that involves applying prostheses to natural nails so that they look longer. Each prosthesis is molded and glued to the nail using an adhesive and a powder. The final result is impeccable: the nails are long, hard and can be decorated in a thousand and one ways. Acrylic nails are suitable for most women. Nevertheless, nail technicians can recommend another technique depending on your work, your hobbies or your lifestyle.

Acrylic nails: beautiful, good, cheap? Beware!

Without being alarmist, we must still know that false nails can cause complications in some women. Products used for acrylic nail prostheses may cause allergies and bacterial or fungal infections that will require medical treatment depending on the severity of the case.

Before receiving a manicure, make sure you have the training and skills of the nail technician. Also check the hygiene measures that are applied: the salon manicure and the worktable must be ultra clean, the technician must disinfect the tools after each manicure, she must clean her hands and yours with antibacterial soap etc.

Health Canada is warning people about the dangers of a substance called methyl methacrylate (MMA), a strong and dangerous adhesive that is banned from being used as a cosmetic in Canada. If you are offered a nail acrylic nail at a low price, beware. Ask to see the labels on the containers and refuse any product if you can not read the label. Note that Health Canada authorizes more expensive, but much safer, ethyl methacrylate (MFA).

Let your nails breathe

Between two acrylic nail poses, let your natural nails rest for a few weeks. On the one hand because the pose requires filing the top of your nails, which makes them more fragile; on the other hand because the removal of false nails could damage your nails even more, especially if this step is not done correctly. Why not book acrylic nail polish for a special occasion?

Healthy nails

To have beautiful, healthy nails, get plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as protein and minerals. Moisturize them regularly with vitamin B5 cream and wear protective gloves for housekeeping tasks.