Nail Aftercare

You are now the proud recipient of new nails, whether these are gel polish or enhancements the same rules apply. Learn more about how to maximise the longevity of your gorgeous new nails.

  • Do wear gloves where ever possible for cleaning and gardening, dirt and chemicals can cause lifting and infections.
  • Do wear dish gloves when you are washing up the dishes, long timeframes in water can affect the bond of the nails and cause lifting.
  • Use cuticle oil daily. Cuticle oil can help plasticize the enhancements, making them more shock-resistant. 
  • Do not use the fingernails for tools (for instance, to praise lids off tins).

If there are any signs of lifting, reach out to your nail professional right away. Water and bacteria can accumulate under lifted nails and cause an infection.

Remove properly. 

If you decide to remove your coating at home, do NOT pull it off. This will rip off parts of the nail plate and cause damage. Use removal guidelines. You will need a nail file, orange-wood stick, cotton wool pads, tinfoil, acetone or an acetone-based remover, and cuticle. 

Read more about our Gel Nail removal tips here.

Maintain every 2-3 weeks. 

Visit the salon to rebalance your enhancements or remove and reapply your gel polish coatings regularly. Not only will they look immaculate all the time, but it is also healthier for the natural nail underneath.

If you apply traditional nail polish over your enhancements, remember to use a base coat to help avoid staining. When you want to remove it, use non-acetone polish remover, as acetone can damage the enhancement underneath.

Do not bite your fingernails, pick at your cuticles, or pull off hangnails. 

These habits can damage the nail bed or the live tissue around it. Even a minor cut alongside your fingernail can allow bacteria to enter and cause an infection.