There is something exhilarating about manicured nails. They look amazing. But if you think about it, thats where the positives end. Here’s a look at a few things that happen when you give your nails a break.
-Your nails will get stronger: Nail polishes are harmless, but nail polish remover on the other hand contains chemicals that cause drying to your nails and surrounding skin. This will lead to peeling and ultimately breaking.
-Your nails will look brighter: As most of us learnt the hard way, polish leaves your nails looking jaundiced. To enjoy the natural pink, healthy hue, say no to manicures.
-Your nails will feel smoother: Your nails have layers of keratin which are cleaned off when you use nail polish remover. Taking off the keratin will make it look rough and can cause white spots. Keep the nails natural for a while to get back the superficial layers and smoothness.
-You will reduce your chances of getting sick: There are many ways to be exposed to bacteria and that chance becomes higher at the salon. Most of these instruments may not be properly disinfected and they are used by everyone who enters the nail shop. You could buy your own tools but then have to change it frequently. Save the cash and go all natural.
-Increase your savings: Imagine how much you will have saved up if your put that N2000 in a piggy bank instead of getting your nails done. This takes a lot of discipline but that cash may come in handy on a rainy day.
Manicures are pretty cool, no doubt. Just sit back once a while and give your nails some breathing space. You may actually end up liking it
Written by Nkem Ikeh
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