Natural vs. Acrylic Nails Tips

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Do I need to get regular manicures to keep my nails healthy?

Nail Care Myths

Life is hectic enough, who has time to get manicures on a regular basis? Here's a hint: you don't need to pay for regular manicures to keep your nails in good shape. Here are some more common nail myths you can forget about: There's no need to: * Indulge in acrylic nails * Forego regular household chores * Avoid colored nail polish Well cared for nails are the result of regular maintenance, without having to take up too much of your time. Here's a trick: Keep a nail file, some hand cream and a bottle of clear nail polish on the table by your bed. For you work-a-holics, keep the same products in your desk drawer. If the tools are within reach, you're likely to remember to use them.

   
Will artificial nails stop me from biting my nails?

Breaking the Biting Habit

Do you bite your nails? It's a nasty habit for many people, but according to OPI nail technicians, there is a 90 percent success rate of stopping with artificial nail applications. There are two reasons for this: you're less likely to ruin your nails if you've spent a lot of money getting them done, and nail biters are usually excited about having beautiful hands and nails. If you have artificial nails, every two weeks your nail technician will fill in bare area near where the natural nail has grown and where the artificial nail or tip is attached. Artificial nail applications should be maintained every two weeks to avoid moisture and bacteria from building up inside the nail.

   
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