Which is better, acrylic or gel nails?

Before you go get your manicure, you should read this.

Who doesn’t want a good manicure session acrylic or gel nails? This ritual has become a moment to enjoy and relax while we let other more expert hands leave ours impeccable. Of course, there is a step that only you can take: that of making the decision of the type of nails that you prefer. Acrylic or gel Nails? Here come the doubts and the dramas, unless you read well everything that we are going to tell you.

What Difference In Acrylic Or Gel Nails?

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The first is the first. It is better that you familiarize yourself with each material, application time, duration and all the details of each one of them so that you discover which one best suits your needs. Actually, aesthetically there is not a big difference. Both contribute to visually lengthen the hand and give it a more careful appearance. However, the mode of application and durability are quite different.

The process of acrylic or gel nails.

Acrylic nails are obtained by mixing a polymer powder with a special plastic-based liquid, as explained in Beauty Nail Concept . This is applied to the nail and then filed to give it the most natural shape possible. In gel nails, on the other hand, you must first apply a layer of resin and place it on top, to then subject it to drying with ultraviolet lamps. In this case, they do not have to be shaped, because they already adhere with the desired profile. The result is slightly more natural and shiny than the previous ones.

The duration and resistance of acrylic or gel nails.

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At this point, we must say that acrylics win. Why? Well, simply because they are harder , and if they break they can be filed at home without any problem. On the other hand, the gel ones are less resistant, and we cannot fix them at home if a breakage arises. In addition, they are not suitable for being applied to extremely short nails ( if you bite them , choose acrylic ones without hesitation). However, the gel ones are more ecological , since they do not emit as many vapors, and the acrylic ones can damage the nail if they are not cared for properly.

Now you know what its pros and cons are, you just have to decide which type is best for you.

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“Regardless of the type of nail you choose, remember that nutrition ultimately plays a role in the health and appearance of nails. After the age of 30, consider adding 10-15g of collagen protein daily for optimal nail health.”