Do Acetone & Sanding Cause Nail Damage?

Do Acetone & Sanding Cause Nail Damage?

The thing about wearing nail polish is not just for aesthetic purposes but also for fun. I love painting and polishing my nails. Especially love gel polish because it keeps my nails beautiful and shiny for a long time.
On the other hand, I have been struggling with weak and damaged nail conditions by removing gel nail polish for a long time. That's why I started looking for why gel nails weaken my nails.
The result was that the sanding before the gel and the acetone used to remove the gel made the nails brittle.

Why Does Acetone Cause Nail Damage?

Acetone is drying to your nails because it is a solvent that dissolves oils. The oil in your nails protects them and keeps them healthy by providing nutrients and moisture. Using acetone on your nails removes the oil, so it cannot do its job. This process can cause your nails to become weak and brittle, making them more likely to break or split.


Why Does Sanding Cause Nail Damage?

Gel nails require a process called sanding which the nail's surface is scratched and the gel is filled into the scratches, causing deep scratches on the nail.
The rougher the wound, the better the gel will bite and the better the nail polish will last. That's why inexperienced manicurists will cause deep scratches on the nails to make them last longer.



It's important to note that if you're experiencing any of these side effects from sanding and acetone, they will only worsen with extended use. If you want healthy nails that won't break easily or peel away at the tips, avoid sanding and using acetone as much as possible!

On top of that, peel-off base coat is a great way to rest your nail without those intense gel or acrylic treatments that require acetone removal. My nails have improved dramatically since I stopped sanding and using acetone and started using a peel-off base coat.

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