How to get rid of bacteria?
- Carefully file the entire product from the nail. You can soak off acrylic.
- Carefully remove the coating from natural nail using a fine file. Don’t use it again on other nails! Throw out the file as it would be extremely hard to disinfect. It is often impossible to remove decoloration entirely.
- Thoroughly clean the nail and apply a degreaser, which has also antibacterial properties.
- Next, apply a coat of primer (additional degreasing properties) and leave to dry.
- Now you can apply the gel.
It’s better to apply thinner coats - because of the weakened nail you may feel the heat more during hardening (for example instead of two thick coats make it three thinner).
Don’t forget to observe all changes in the infected area. If it does not improve and darkens again you should visit a dermatologist!
Soaking hands before manicure should belong to the past!
It causes excessive softening and swelling of nail bases. If you apply nail polish on a surface which is too much softened it will cause the polish to crack and flake off quickly (that’s because the nail base shrinks when water evaporates).
Another important thing about manicure is SKILFUL removal (cutting out) of cuticles. Personally I don’t believe that proper removal of excessive skin leads to its faster and thicker growth.
If there isn’t too much of cuticles it’s better not to remove anything. However, if the cuticles are thick and excessive I move them gently away and cut out the REDUNDANT parts (not whole cuticle).
There are NO products that would remove cuticles they only soften the skin so it can be safely pushed away. If such a product existed and indeed removed cuticles (dissolve them) it would be certainly available only for surgeons. There are also no products that slow down the growing of cuticles – this process is GENETICALLY DETERMINED (just like in case of hair – some grow faster, some slower). For everyday hand care I recommend using oil 4-5 times a day.