NAIL TRUTHS: Contact Dermatitis & Nail Allergies
DID YOU KNOW CONTACT DERMATITIS AND NAIL ALLERGIES ARE ON THE RISE?
Nail technicians and nail clients are reporting nail allergies and contact dermatitis, and these are some of the reasons why:
-Clients are not washing their hands after their gel or acrylic has been applied and filed leaving nail dust and chemicals on their skin.
-Nail technicians are not washing their hands after each client which is leaving nail
filings and chemicals on the nail techs skin for long periods of time
-Under Curing! Many think just because a gel or acrylic feels hard it is cured, but that is not always the case.
-Filings and chemicals from under cured gel and acrylic are big culprits.
-Not using the correct lamp, the correct curing time or having weak bulbs leaves uncured chemicals from the gel on the nail and when the nail is filed that uncured gel is in the nail filing dust.
-Using too large of an acrylic brush makes a mix ratio of too much liquid to powder which causes the acrylic not to cure properly /and excess nail liquid is left on the skin.
The uncured acrylic is in the dust when filing and those chemicals sit on the skin.
So, to help eliminate contact dermatitis and permanent nail allergies, these are some things you need to do:
-Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions on which gel lamp to use with
-Never use larger than a #12 acrylic brush.
-Have your clients wash their hands after application and filing.
-And wash your hands after every nail service.
REMEMBER TO ASK QUESTIONS
AND DO YOUR RESEARCH!