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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Nails After Removing Acrylics, Straight From Pros

Acrylic nails can leave your natural nails feeling weak and brittle after removal. Here’s what a dermatologist and nail expert recommend for healthy nails:

Why Acrylics Damage Nails:

  • Removal process can be harsh, especially if you pick at them.
  • The acrylic bonding solution requires etching the nail for grip.

How to Strengthen Nails After Removal:

  1. Remove Carefully: File down most of the acrylic before soaking with acetone. Patience is key!
  2. Nourish Your Nails: Use a nail-strengthening product or a system designed for post-acrylic care.
  3. Take a Break: Avoid getting acrylics repeatedly. This allows your nails to recover from the etching process.
  4. Consider Gel Extensions: Opt for Gel-X, a softer gel system that requires less etching and is gentler on nails.
  5. Get Regular Checkups: Schedule annual skin checks with your dermatologist. Arrive with bare nails for a thorough examination.

Bonus Tip: Consider at-home Gel-X application kits for an alternative to salon visits.

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