There is nothing worse than when you are about to leave a nail salon, and you get a dent on your nail when you are reaching for your wallet to pay the fees.

Nail dents are one of the reasons why most women are getting gel manicures;

they dry fast, leave no dents, and last for a long time (about 2 to 3 weeks). At first, we are all devoted followers for this trend. However, when we learn more about it, we might want to think about cutting off our use for gel manicure. Here is what you need to know about them:

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Manicures, whether gel or regular, can weaken your nails. In fact, regular visits to nail salons can dehydrate your nails, kill your cuticles, and weaken your nail beds. This is why, nail experts say that you need to leave your nails with nothing but dehydration, so that they can breathe and let the oxygen come in. this process will help them rejuvenate.

Picking at the gel manicures will do nothing but harm your nails

Carmencitta-Magazine-Gel-Manicures-3.When the gel begins to lift, you might get the urge to remove it. In fact, when you remove them, you might be causing water to come in, which can cause bacteria to accumulate, and most of them times, fungus to appear. In addition, most women do not know that when you remove the gel, you are removing a layer of your nail, which is the number 1 cause of nail weakening.

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Gel’s soaking-off process is the most harmful

When you manicure starts to fade, you will need to visit the salon for another gel appointment. Over there, they will take off the gel and apply new ones. In fact, the method they use to take it off is the most harmful since soaking you nails in acetone for more than 15 minutes is toxic.