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5 tips for super-healthy nails

To often we hear horror stories of nails in terrible conditions; flaky, dry, peeling, cracked, and even …. infected!

Below we have listed our top tips to maintaining beautiful, healthy nails:

1) Always choose quality

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Ever paid peanuts for a manicure and pedicure combo? Ever wondered why your nails are in such poor condition? The truth is, like most things in life, you get what you pay for.

Nothing is more expensive than a cheap manicure!

Cheap prices are usually a reflection of the experience of the nail technician and quality of nail treatment – the cheaper your manicure, the less experience the nail technician is likely to have. The result is almost always the use of inferior products, improper application and removal of nail gel, questionable hygiene practices, and of course – nail damage.

Below are some warning signs that you might be in for a bad manicure:

  • Overall salon appearance is dark, dirty and unkept
  • Strong product smell or odour – they may be using harmful acrylics or solvents. Look to see if the staff are wearing masks, which could be another warning sign.
  • They use a drill to remove product from your nail – Applying an electric drill to your nail surface is a bad idea … don’t you think?
  • They are charging you less for a gel manicure than what they should be paying their staff in wages.

OUR TIP is simple – find a trained and qualified nail technician, pay a bit more, and get the manicure your nails deserve!

2) Cuticles are key

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Your cuticles are the protector of all things nails. Although tiny, the cuticles act as a barrier that protects your nails from dirt and germs. Neglect your cuticles, and you are likely to experience a decline in your overall nail health.

We recommend using high quality cuticle oil and cuticle conditioner to regularly nourish and moisturise your cuticles.

3) Stop biting your nails. NOW!

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Nail biting is one of those habits that can creep up on you. Whether you are stressed out at work or at home, nail biting can be one of those unconscious and unwanted habits we keep doing.

Did you know that biting your nails can have serious health consequences? some of the issues with chomping on your talons include:

  • Spreading bacteria all over your nails, increasing the risk of infection
  • Chronic nail biting leading to severe nail bed damage
  • Bad breath (not a nail health issue, but had to throw this one in)

Never fear! If you are a biter, simply get in contact with a properly trained and qualified nail technician, who will be able to provide you with a treatment plan and support to transform your hacked nails into glorious talons.

4) Only purchase nail treatments from reputable brands

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If you haven’t already read our article, “ARE YOU 5 FREE?”, then stop what you are doing and read, read, read! Not all nail treatment products are born equal. Some (usually cheap) nail treatments contain a cocktail of nasty ingredients that should be avoided. These include formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), Toluene (impacts the central nervous system) and DBP (impacts foetal development).

OUR TIP – only purchase nail treatment products from reputable brands that are “5 Free”.

5) Be kind to your nails

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Always ensure your nails are well looked after and protected. If you are gardening or scrubbing dishes, then wear appropriate gloves to keep out dirt germs and moisture.

If you are unlucky enough to get an infection, DO NOT LEAVE IT! Check with your doctor to see whether further treatment is recommended.

Always keep a sharp eye for signs of nail infections, which include:

  • Redness around the nail
  • Irritated/itchy skin
  • Puffy or swollen areas around the finger

Remember to treat your nails like you would any part of your body – with respect and care.

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Are you “5 Free”?

Health is Bio Sculpture’s #1 priority and is embedded in everything we do; from the high quality, clinically tested products we sell, to the training and support we provide to all our technicians worldwide.

Bio Sculpture is proud that all its products are “5 Free” Non-Toxic, which means that they do not contain potentially hazardous ingredients Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, as well as Camphor and Formaldehyde Resin.

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What are these chemicals, and why has Bio Sculpture avoided using them as ingredients?

Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing compound) that is commonly used as a nail hardening agent and in nail polish products. There is a lot of discussion surrounding acceptable limits of formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and there is still a big unknown as to the long terms effects of formaldehyde may have on people with significant or extended exposure to it. Bio Sculpture has decided that it is best to leave it out of our customers and technicians daily lives!

Toluene is used commonly used in gasoline, paints, cleaning agents, and yes, is also used in some nail cosmetics products. Toluene toxicity is known to impact the bodies’ central nervous system, with acute or chronic exposures leading to symptoms such as fatigue, sleepiness, headaches, nausea, and in the worst cases, CNS depression and death. That is why Bio Sculpture Gel and Polish products are completely Toluene-Free.

DBP, or dibutyl phthalate, is known to be added to some nail care products for flexibility. Animal studies have reported that DBP impacts foetal development in mammals. That’s why there is NO DBP in Bio Sculpture products!

Camphor is a product that, with high exposure, is known to be poisonous. Given nail technicians are working with nail care products all day, every day, we felt that this is one ingredient our Bio Sculpture technicians could do without!

Formaldehyde Resin, which is a derivative of formaldehyde, is a known allergen present in some nail care products. Bio Sculpture Gel’s are is known industry-wide for how gentle they are to both customer and nail technician, which is why Bio sculpture products do not contain known allergens such as formaldehyde resin.

Bio Sculpture is committed to continue to lead the way in healthy nail care, which is why all Bio Sculpture Gel and Polish products are free of formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP and other nasty chemicals.Bio Sculpture 5 star safety

Remember to always purchase products from a reputable brand, and always ask questions about what ingredients your professional products contain.

More about Bio Sculpture Gel:

Bio Sculpture Gel is the leader in healthy nail care. The Bio Sculpture Gel system has been award a “5 Star Safety Rating” for tolerance and efficacy after undergoing independent clinical trials, ensuring both clients and technicians are using only safe and high quality gel products.

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Bio Sculpture has also launched its new gel polish range, EVO Gel – a revolutionary new brush-on gel product that boasts a world first Oxygenating Gel Technology with a “medical grade” formulation. EVO Gel is also 100% vegan and animal cruelty free.

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Keep Your Bio Gel Nails Beautiful

 

Bio Tips To Keep Your Bio Gel Nails BEAUTIFUL

Even though Bio Sculpture is the only 5 Star Safety Rated gel system in the market today, a little extra TLC can help keep your nails looking beautiful and healthy.

Below are some helpful tips for looking after your Bio Gel nails:

1) NEVER Pick, Pull or Bite

This will likely cause the gel to be forcefully removed from the natural nail, bringing with it layers of nail and ultimately resulting in weakened or damaged nails. Removal should be done by a qualified Bio Sculpture therapist who has been trained on how to safety remove your gel nails without causing any damage. Alternatively, enquire about our DIY removal and home care kits from a Bio Sculpture Salon near you, which contains everything you need to safety remove your Bio Sculpture Gel and keep your nails healthy.


2) Protect Your Nails

Whether working in the garden or doing some cleaning around the house, simply wearing gloves can protect your nails from dehydrating detergents and harmful bleaches, resulting in longer lasting wear and shine.

3) Top Up Your Shine

Regularly apply Bio Sculpture’s High Gloss Top Coat, which has been specially formulated with a sun filter that protects the Gel from UV light exposure and will keep your talons looking shiny. After about 1 week, easily remove the High Gloss Top Coat with Bio Sculpture’s Polish Remover and reapply a shiny new High Gloss Top Coat layer.

4) Keep Regular Appointments

Nails grow quick, and after only a week or two you will begin to notice some signifiant regrowth. It is recommended that you have an appointment every 2 to 3 weeks to help maintain cuticle health with Bio Sculpture’s natural nail treatments, and to have the Bio Sculpture gel removed and/or reapplied. Removal is an important part of nail health and safety, and should be done by a qualified Bio Sculpture therapist who can safely remove the gel or polish without damaging the natural nail plate.

5) Try A Spa Treatment

A Bio Sculpture manicure and pedicure spa treatment is a great way of getting moisture back into your nails, hands and feet. Inspired by nature, Bio Sculpture’s Luxury Spa Range products are infused with heavenly aromatics and nourishing essential oils such as rose geranium, ylang ylang, lavender, mint mask and jojoba, that help keep your skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

To find a nail salon near you that offers Bio Sculpture gel and spa treatment services, visit www.biosculpture.com.au or call 1300 BIO GEL (246 435).

Interested in becoming a Bio Sculpture Therapist? Click here

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