Tanning with acrylic nails can be stressful especially if you don’t want to ruin them. Acrylic nails are a great way to upgrade your natural nails and give them a longer life.
Many people, especially those who are exposed to the elements on a daily basis, have struggled with brittle nails. Acrylic nails are the perfect solution to this problem.
Tanning With Acrylic Nails
However, there is one caveat: acrylic nails don’t go well with tanning. Acrylic nails can be damaged by UV rays. Even if you apply a top coat over them, they can still get damaged by UV light from tanning beds.
There are some tips and tricks you can use to protect your acrylic nails from the damage of UV rays while you tan, though. Read on for some helpful tips for tanning with acrylic nails.
If you’re not wearing nail varnish while you tan, you can use a little bit of Vaseline on your fingers. This will protect the acrylic from the UV rays that can damage it.
If you’re going to use this strategy, it’s best to wipe off the Vaseline before you head home. This is especially true if you’re going to be eating while wearing the protection.
It’s best not to let the Vaseline build up, as this can get in the way of your natural nail growth. However, a small amount of Vaseline is good for the cuticles it helps soften them. Check this post on the 10 best ways to include Vaseline in your beauty routines and its benefits.
Apply Nail Varnish Before You Tan
If you’re going to be tanning with your acrylic nails on, you can protect them from UV rays by applying a coat of nail varnish. This will protect them from both the sun and the UV light in the tanning bed.
If you’re going to be tanning at home, make sure you have your UV light set to the lowest setting possible. If you’re going to be tanning outside, apply the nail varnish before you go.
Make sure that you apply a coat of clear nail varnish over the colored kind, as colored nail varnish can block out some of the UV rays.
Use A UV-Protective Spray Instead
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of applying nail varnish before you tan, you can use a UV-protective spray instead. Make sure that you apply it over the entire nail, including the tips.
This will protect your acrylic nails from the UV rays. You can also use a UV-protective spray if you want to change the color of your acrylic nails. This can be a good option if you want to mix up your manicure once in a while, but you don’t want your nails to be damaged by UV rays.
Wear Gloves While Tanning
If you want to be extra careful, you can wear gloves while you tan. This will protect your acrylic nails from UV rays, but it’s a bit extra. If you’re going to be tanning, it’s best to wear gloves anyway to protect your hands from harmful UV rays.
Just remember that gloves will cover more than your nails. If this is an option you want to consider it will still work and protect your acrylics.
Fake nails are completely safe if you’re using a UV bed
The UV lights in the tanning beds at salons are very strong, and they can damage acrylic nails. However, fake nails made out of materials like gel, acrylic, or silk are completely safe in the sunbed.
If you want to get a fake set of acrylic nails, just make sure that you’re getting a UV-safe set. If the salon you’re going to has a UV bed, tell the technician that you want the fake set to be UV safe.
Choose a darker shade of acrylic nails
If you want to get acrylic nails, you can choose a darker shade of nail polish to protect them from UV rays. This will make them a bit less noticeable, even when they turn from exposure to different elements.
If you have light-colored acrylic nails, you can apply a UV-protective coat over them. Make sure that you use a coat that is clear, though.
In conclusion, acrylic nails can be damaged by UV rays, but you can protect them. You can use Vaseline, apply nail varnish, or use a UV-protective spray to protect them. You can also wear gloves while you tan or choose a darker shade of acrylic nails.
I hope this post on tanning with acrylic nails was helpful and now that you know how to avoid damaging your acrylic nails while you tan, you don’t have to worry about damaging them.
So, go ahead and get that tan you’ve been wanting with your acrylics still on. Don’t forget to follow me on Prime Skincare Solutions Pinterest for more helpful beauty posts.