Effective Tips to Prevent Gel Allergies
Gel manicures have gained immense popularity for their long-lasting, chip-free wear. However, some individuals may experience gel allergies, which can put a damper on their manicure experience. But fear not! In this educational and fun blog article, we'll share practical tips to help you prevent gel allergies and enjoy fabulous gel manicures without any worries. So, let's dive in and discover how to keep your nails happy and allergy-free!
USE THE CORRECT UV/LED LAMP
Under-cured products are a leading cause of nail product allergy. Lamps should be matched to the system you’re using to ensure a full cure. That’s why we suggest that you always use MG UV/LED lamps to cure MG products. It is very important that the gel is cured for the recommended amount of time under a UV/LED lamp.
MIXING NAIL SYSTEMS
The whole MG line of products are designed to work together towards giving you the shiniest and strongest finish. So, mixing brands can mean the products may not be compatible with each other and, as a result, can lead to under-cured products.
Making them weak will open up a likely cause for nails to develop an allergic reaction. This is because a thin nail plate will cause the product to easily enter the nail bed and damage the skin; use a nail and cuticle oil or cream to prevent this.
TOUCHING UNCURED OR UNDER-CURED PRODUCTS
Products on your skin can lead to an allergy, so avoid shaping a brush with your fingers or wiping product off the skin with your finger.
PRACTICE GOOD NAIL HYGIENE
Maintaining proper nail hygiene can help prevent gel allergies. Keep your nails and cuticles clean and well-moisturized. Avoid biting or picking at your nails, as this can damage the nail bed and make it more susceptible to allergies.
CHECK THE INGREDIENTS
Take a close look at the ingredients list of the gel products you plan to use. If you've had previous reactions to specific ingredients, avoid products containing them. Common allergens in gel polish include methacrylates, which are responsible for the hardening process. Familiarize yourself with potential allergens and choose products that exclude those substances.
With these fun and effective tips, you can prevent gel allergies and enjoy stunning gel manicures worry-free. Remember, communication with your nail technician and being aware of potential allergens are crucial steps in avoiding gel allergies. So, go ahead and embrace the beauty of gel manicures without the fear of allergies holding you back!