All You Need to Know about Press On Nails: Are They Really Effective – and Safe? 

We all know that trends in beauty and fashion come and go – and if you still have acid-washed jeans and plastic neon earrings buried in your cabinet under all your other fashion faux pas – then you know exactly what we mean. But some trends, as they say, remain. These trends are resilient enough to become staples, and let’s face it, they’re really useful sometimes, too. Just think of ankle-high leather boots, bomber jackets, and so on.

Press on nails are some of the latest trends in nail art and fashion today – and it looks like they’re here to stay. So, are you thinking of trying them out? Here’s all you need to know about press on nails: are they really effective – and safe?

What are they?

Before you go off to your nearest shop, however, it pays to know a bit more about them. Simply put, they’re artificial nails. They are nails that are ‘pressed’ on top of your regular (and probably short and stubby) nails, and they can instantly transform your nails into works of art and give your hands a unique and fabulous look. The beauty of press on nails is that they come in fantastic designs, and there’s hardly any work required when it comes to painting – you just press them on, and voila! Great-looking, attractive nails in minutes.

What to expect

There are different kinds of press on nails available nowadays, and it’s really up to you which brand to go for. If you purchase a box, it will typically include around 28 to 30 nails, all in different sizes for the perfect fit. A box also often includes nail glue and a nail file. You can get to choose from different styles and colors, from the classic and proven French tips and funkier, quirkier designs that make your personality shine. Can we include a brand reference here. Perhaps say something like. “ We love the press on gel nails by imPress Manicure. We find the fit is more natural and the style options never disappoint.

Are they safe?

The big question now is, are they safe? And the answer is a resounding yes! Believe it or not, press on nails are actually a lot safer than gel nails or acrylic nails. If you get press on nails, there’s a lower risk of injury, and this has been confirmed by no less than the American Academy of Dermatology.

So, what are the risks of acrylic or gel nails? Well, there’s a health risk in the form of the buildup of bacteria and trimmings from cuticles, which can lead to irritation and even infection. And the UV light often used in salons to dry your freshly-painted nails isn’t good for your skin, either. But with press on nails, you have ready-made designs pressed on to your nails, and a simple drying in front of a fan or a good old shake of the hands will do the trick. So, what are you waiting for? Get those fabulous nails you’ve always wanted today.

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