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Artificial nails are pleasing to the eyes. It is long, beautifully painted and fashionable. Artificial nails make your manicure last longer.There are applied over the natural nails.

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Artificial nails are nails other than your natural nails. It can be acrylic nails or gel nails.

As elegant as artificial nails look, it is not maintenance-free. Artificial nails can pose serious problem when not properly taken care of. They need attention, love and care.

Taking care of your artificial nails will make them last longer, look great and keep you healthy. Asides your artificial nails, you should also take care of your natural nails.

Before fixing artificial nails, you should take note of your lifestyle. Fixing the appropriate length and shape that suit your lifestyle is important. If you are a make-up artist, you may want relatively short nails while a boutique owner might prefer long nails.

Below are few tips on how to take care of your artificial nails.

1. Treat your nails gently

Artificial nails, irrespective of the quality cannot be as sturdy as your natural nails. After fixing your artificial nails, always treat your nails gently.

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Your artificial nail is not a tool. Don’t use it to open items, lift heavy things, etc. The nails should be treated gently. This tip should also be applied to your natural nails too, treat them gently.

Using your artificial nails roughly can lead to injury, broken nails, pain, etc. Aftercare management of artificial nails are very paramount.

This tip should be taken very seriously. Asides from damaging your artificial nail, it can also damage your natural nails.

2. Keep them dry

Another way of taking care of your artificial nails is by keeping them dry. This rule is very important. Exposing your artificial nails to water will not only damage the nails, it can also lead to infection.

Artificial nails are done by glue and chemicals. When water touches it too much, some of the glue comes undone. When that happens, bacteria can get into the nails which can lead to fungal infection.

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Whenever, your hands get wet. Make sure they are properly and completely dry. Also, if you have to wash your hands or do any kind of washing with your nails, be very gentle. If you do a lot of house chores that involve getting your hands wet, you can use waterproof gloves or completely dry your hands when you are through.

3. Follow a good personal hygiene

Personal hygiene should be a norm for everyone. Artificial nails are usually longer than your natural nails. Dirt can easily be stored in your artificial nails, therefore you have to always take care of it.

You can run an alcohol swab on your nails to take out the dirt. After you do any activity, always make sure your nails are clean. Don’t always put your nails in your mouth. It is unhygienic.


After fixing your nails at the salon or at home by yourself, it is very important that you take care of your nails. As humans, we tend to use your hands for many activities. As a result of this, our artificial nails are prone to dirt. It is very important to take care of your nails to avoid minimal or maximum health issues.

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This article was first published on 21st June 2022


My name is Agbagba Bukola. I write about the business and exciting world of fashion.

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