Similarly, if you go for a manicure or do your nails at home, you can suffer from the problem of nail polish chipping quickly , even on the same day that you have your manicure done. However, if you do not make any of these mistakes that make it possible, you can ensure that the enamel remains intact for longer, simply by changing some of your habits.

Errors that cause nail polish to last less

How to make nail polish last longer? Some of these practices can cause the polish to not adhere properly, and can even cause damage to the surface of the nails, damaging their useful life and aesthetic appearance. Pay attention to these mistakes that you could be making without knowing it.

Sanding the nail surface

Sanding the surface of the nails can be a serious mistake to be made, especially when doing a home manicure. This removes the natural protective layers of the nail and makes it easier to chip or peel the nails, lifting the polish and spoiling the work.

Apply nail polish without base

Putting the polish directly without a base can be a big mistake. This will weaken the nail, as the base is not serving as protection. In addition, the base helps to fix the color of the enamel . Without it, the pigment begins to fade much faster.

Poor quality enamel

Using very thick enamels or applying very thick coats can cause some parts to flake off quickly . Old enamels are usually less light and present lumps. This helps the enamel to rise, so you should always ensure that the enamel is new, and of slight consistency.


Shake your hands to dry the polish

Moving your hands a lot while waiting for the paint to dry can be a very bad idea, even painting them in a place with a lot of wind, where there are usually the little balls that make the enamel ugly and give it less durability. Any type of imperfection on the surface of the enamel is a potential problem, so try to wait for the enamel to dry before moving your hands , since the air, even when we blow with our mouth, can leave residues on the paint and these then they will chip the enamel more easily.

Apply polish in hot places

Painting your nails in very hot places is not advisable. In addition, the same heat from the hands can cause small balls to appear in the enamel. So, try leaving this task to be done in a room with a less hot temperature, even with a cooler environment it usually gives better results.

Apply a lot of polish on the tip of the nail

Concentrating on applying more polish to the tip of the nail is usually a very common practice, but the least advisable. This is the region that is more prone to flaking, following the previous advice, thick polishes will flake faster, if they were accumulated on the tip of the nail, then the possibility of flaking faster is much higher.

Apply a lot of quantity

Do not exaggerate in the amount of paint you apply on the base of the nail or in the number of layers, the ideal is that you use a polish that when applied can be distributed without lumps.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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