Acrylic nails seem to be the answer to all your prayers: they do not crack, peel or chip, they can take any length and form, not to mention that they will stay in that perfect form for weeks at a time. Instead of doing your nails twice a week, you can now go to the salon once every two weeks and have perfect manicure. What is more, you no longer need to wait until your nails grow to create the shape you like. However, there are certain health concerns with regards to this procedure and more and more women are asking themselves whether acrylic nails are worth it. Fortunately, the risk of developing health problems because of the artificial nails is slim. Nail fungus and allergic reactions are rare, not to mention that they are associated with attempts to maintain acrylic nails longer than advised or to use home recipes to create artificial nails. It is highly unlikely to develop any health problem from acrylic nails, especially if you resort to a professional technician. For instance, the Eden Beauty manicure salon uses premium materials to ensure clients will receive the best treatment possible. What is more, professional salons also offer before and after treatment when applying artificial nails to keep nails healthy.

How to avoid getting an allergic reaction

 

Few people have an allergy to the acrylic substance used to create the artificial nails. However, you should still try to avoid getting an allergy as much as possible, especially if you are getting false nails for a special occasion and you want to avoid an allergic reaction. Professional manicure technicians will always test your skin reaction before starting to apply the acrylic substance especially if it is your first time getting artificial nails. This will help you determine if you are safe to get the artificial nails. Generally, those getting a reaction suffer from mild rashes and an itchy sensation on the skin around the nails.

 

What to do after applying artificial nails

 

It is important to clean your acrylic nails every day, as you would normally do with your natural nails. Use a special brush to clean your hands, if you have very long nails and do not forget to dry them thoroughly. It will help prevent infections, as well as keep them clean and shiny. You should also check for loose nails every day and make a visit to your salon if you find one. Repairing your loose artificial nails will also reduce the chances of an infection significantly. If you prefer to repair them at home, you should use only special glue and never bandage the damaged nail.

 

The importance of getting acrylic nails at a salon

 

Getting your nails done at a beauty salon can help you reduce the risk of getting an infection, as well as damaging you nails, because professional technicians  follow dermatologists’ guidelines when applying acrylic nails and sterilize their equipment after every use.