Myths about manicure

Myths, superstitions, English scientists can tell us a lot, for example, about our beautiful marigolds. The most popular myths among the people:

1.  "In order not to spoil the structure of the nail, you need to move the nail file in one direction."

In fact, sawing the nails in both directions is completely safe, so that the nails do not peel off the grain of the file should be small enough.

2.   "In order for the nails to breathe, you need to remove the varnish and clean the top coating of the nail."

In fact, nails consist of keratinized cells that do not "breathe", a violation of the integrity of the stratum corneum deprives the nail of protection from external factors, can provoke dryness and fragility.

In the manufacture of false nails, the top layer of the nail is peeled off to ensure better adhesion of the lining and the surface of the living nail.

3 .    "Acetone-based nail polish removers are harmful to the nail."

In fact, acetone has the ability to penetrate the blood and lymph through the skin and its harmful effects on the body are associated with this and its high volatility, which ensures penetration into the lungs and bronchi.

Nail polish removers without acetone are characterized by a large consumption of the liquid itself, slow removal of varnishes and a thin sticky layer remaining after cleaning the nail.

The chemicals that are used for manicure are all of chemical origin, are not common in wildlife, and this is probably related to the previous belief that nails should "breathe". Therefore, at least a month a year, nails are given a break from manicure.

4.   "Each skin tone suggests a nail polish of a strictly defined color."

In fact, the color of the manicure can be different, it is important to choose a shade of color that matches the skin. Therefore, in most nail salons, color can be applied to your nails using a false nail.

5.    "The shorter the nails, the lighter the varnish should be."

In fact: Light varnish does not attract attention, preserving the naturalness of the hand and nails, dark emphasizes the shape, completeness of the image and in some cases can be a more accurate touch in the completion of the image of a woman. However, if you do not know which nail polish to choose, then the natural appearance of the nail is a less risky option.

6.    "Eating foods with gelatin (marmalade, filling dishes) strengthens the nails."

There is no scientific evidence confirming the hardness of nails from the use of gelatin, but in folk medicine and medical practice, gelatin, bone broths, jellies, marmalades, etc. it is recommended to include in the diet for fractures for the speedy restoration of bone tissue.

7.   "A manicure begins with a cuticle image."

In fact, the cuticle is pushed back, releasing the surface of the nail plate, ideally with a stick of soft wood: peach, linden, etc. When pruning the cuticle, the opposite effect occurs, it grows back, but thicker and harder.

There are other myths created by advertising for the sale of nail products and services, some of them do not take into account the health, beauty and energy of a person, achieving only here and now a noticeable effect in order to sell or increase their rating.