Beauty Questions: Nail Care

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Beauty Questions: Nail Care

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Base and top coats – always necessary?
 For an optimal result base and top coat are of course compulsory. Since a base coat compensates for grooves and bumps, the color layer will be more even.

The top coat seals the paint, makes it more durable and brings a mega shine. Some experts however say to put only top coat and lose the base coat. Of course, it also depends a bit on the products that you use and on your own preferences….


How to remove nail polish easy and safely?
 The most important thing to remember when removing polish is that the polish remover has to be free of acetone and does not dry out the nails and cuticles. The nails are placed on a soaked cotton ball or a soaked tissue. Allow to soak briefly and peel off. If there is still color residue in the nail edge, use correction pencils. For on the go or when travelling, a quick and easy way is to use a remover box. It contains a sponge soaked in nail polish remover. Just put your finger in, swirl a bit and the paint is off…


What is the difference between base coat and top coat?

Sometimes we use base and top coat interchangeably but that is not the best approach because they have different functions when it comes to protecting the nail bed…


Do you really need a nail polish with SPF?

Have you ever heard of nail polishes with UV protection? Yes, apparently your nails, much like your skin, need to be protected from the harmful sun rays. But to what extent is that really necessary. The nail itself is strong and touch, made out of a protein called alpha-keratin and its function is to protect our fingertips, as well as the surrounding tissue from damaging…
 


What is a breathable nail polish?

Breathable nail polish has a different biochemical structure than traditional nail polish. Its molecular structure allows water and oxygen to penetrate directly to the nails and hydrate them, while also providing a coat of color. Some companies have even launched the breathable nail polishes addressing Muslim customers with a halal nail polish. It is a nail polish that can be worn during prayer.

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