The fake nails? Women love it to stop the habit of getting their nails bitten.
Some of them go to beauty centres to do so and others opt for an individual pose that is often dangerous if it is used incorrectly.
Types of false nails
Generally, false nails come in three types:
- Plastic capsules, sold in pharmacies and supermarkets, that are fixed with a very resistant glue.
- The fake carved acrylic nails that are molded onto the natural nail and finally the UV gel nails, which are more and more popular.
What are the dangers of false nails?
Filing the surface of the nails, which is essential for the application of false nails, weakens the top of the natural nail and weakens its resistance, which promotes the penetration of toxic products used to make them out of resin or to glue plastic capsules.
The use of sanding machines is to be avoided, as it increases the danger.
False nails promote the detachment of natural nails and intoxication
Do not prolong the use of false nails because they contribute to the detachment of the natural nail and the longer it is, the riskier it is.
Because the use of false nails requires the use of toxic volatile products, scientists have stated that this can cause intoxication, due to glue fumes, like that of alcohol intoxication.
Eczema and mushrooms
Scientific research has shown that acrylic-based products cause eczema, which is an allergy that can affect fingertips as much as other parts of the body.
The fungi that attack the nails and feed on keratin damage the nails and change their colour and shape remarkably.
Thus, natural nails sometimes turn yellow, brown or green due to such an infection. It is dangerous first because aesthetically speaking it is ugly but also because onychomycosis is particularly contagious and easily attacks other parts of the body such as skin and hair. It also contaminates others and the treatment is complex and too long.