If you have noticed your top coat dulls quickly, take a moment to ask yourself if you've been using your bare hands to do any sort of cleaning.
You're not alone in these subconscious habits and there are many ways to prolong the life of your nail enhancements and manicures! Read on to learn how to break the habit of exposing your nail enhancements to products that cause service breakdown.
It's true, you cannot change or control the genetics you were given when it comes to your nails..but you CAN control the external environment your nails are in.
Most people are completely unaware that there are many products and regular chemicals we use daily that can break down our enhancements. Ingredients found in household cleaners, art supplies and many other items slowly dissolve and break down your enhancements.
Breaking The Habit
To avoid chemicals potentially breaking down your nail enhancements, you need to create a new habit. Start by putting a pair of rubber gloves in each area of your home that you have cleaning supplies.
For example, store a pair under the kitchen and bathroom sinks, in your storage closet, maybe in your garage or outside with your gardening supplies!
By doing this, you ensure that your nail and skin-protecting gloves are in front of you each time you reach for a cleaning product, therefore reminding you to put them on. Over time, it will become a habit and you won't even think twice about using gloves before cleaning.
Once you become aware of the things you're doing on a daily basis, you will be able to make small adjustments that will benefit you and your artificial nail enhancements, making them look better and last longer!
I hope you found this nail enhancement tip helpful and I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! Be sure to follow me on social media @kouklamounails for daily nail inspiration and join my email list for more tips and updates!