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Do Acrylic Nails Go Under Your Skin? 

So many people around the world prefer Acrylic nail manicures. These artificial nails use a dough-like structure of liquid acrylic and powder acrylic. 

But won’t it be a nightmare that your acrylic nails go under your skin? 

Is it possible?

This blog post lets us find out the answer and reason behind this problem.

Why Does Acrylic Nails Going Under Your Cuticles?

Before applying acrylic nails, nail prep is done, and nail glue is applied so the acrylics can grip your natural nails more perfectly.

This nail glue covers the cuticle edges too. 

This fake covering gives a natural nail-like base for the acrylic application, and you will get the same shape as your natural nails.

Hence, if you wish to trim your natural nails, acrylic removal is the only process that is to be followed. 

Long story short, acrylic nails do not go under your cuticles.

They just form a covering over them.

You may feel some irritation for the first time, but you will notice that they give a natural nail-like finish once completely dry. 

This is because they may feel heavy when you get them done for the first time.

What Happens if Acrylic Nails Go Under Your Skin? 

Although they won’t, if you still feel that acrylic nails have gone under your skin, then you may feel irritation, redness, swelling, or pain.

This can be a sign of fungal nail infection too. 

While applying acrylic nails, moisture can get trapped between acrylic and natural nails, which can further lead to fungal nail infections. 

What Are the Roots of the Hands? 

What are the roots of your hands? 

Or, how do your nails grow? 

Why do you need to know about these? 

Knowing about the roots of your hands is necessary to see if the root cause of the medical problem (if any) is there. 

If you are aware of the roots, you can easily be able to recognize the medications to be taken. 

For example, suppose you see some swelling and redness around your nails and visit a doctor assuming it to be an insect bite. In that case, you may end up worsening the fungal infection that was actually caused by artificial nails. 

But if you knew the symptoms, causes, and medications beforehand, you would have gotten the accurate treatment for the same. 

How are Acrylic Nails Inserted?

Acrylic nails are applied in two most popular ways: gel acrylics and acrylics. 

On the one hand, where gel acrylic polishes are available as a paste-like mixture that is to be applied on the nails directly, acrylics need liquid acrylic and acrylic powder to be mixed together first. 

Gel acrylics provide a more glossy finish as compared to acrylics. 

Both can be applied at home or at the nail salon by a nail technician. 

If you wish to do them at home, it is recommended that you use a nail kit, either gel or acrylic, to get your manicure done perfectly and follow the instructions that are given in the same.

There are numerous options available in the market for such nail kits.

Before the application process starts for any of the two, nail prep is an essential step that is to be followed. 

Pushing cuticles back, applying primer, and then applying the acrylics is the correct procedure to be followed. 

If you are doing your acrylics for the first time, you may not get the same finish as that of a nail studio. But, anyways, you got a new experience. Right?

How Do They Put on Acrylic Nails at a Salon?

Nail salons follow the same procedure or steps that are followed for doing manicures at home.

The only things that change are the place, cost, and professional look. 

When you visit any nail salon to get your acrylic manicure done, ask them about the products and tools they will use. 

Make sure that they will use only quality products and have not mixed old and new products together as this can cause severe exothermic reactions on your nails, resulting in their heating. 

Do check that the tools they use are cleaned properly and the space is ventilated. 

Else, the steps are the same. 

The nail tech will push your cuticles back, cut your nails accordingly, buff and file them, and will apply nail primer.

Then with the help of nail glue, artificial nails are applied to your natural nails to provide any additional length or shape that you want. 

And after it dries, the final step of applying either gel acrylic or acrylic is done.

Then these nails are cured under a UV lamp or LED light, and a top coat is applied to protect them from any further damage. 

If your nail technician does not do so, ask them to apply a good quality cuticle oil to restore the hydration in your skin surrounding the cuticle area. 


Acrylic nails do not go under the skin. You may feel some heaviness for some time, but it too fades away.

They are one of the best ways to give your nails a new look. They are available in different nail arts, colors, shapes, and sizes. 

The only thing to be taken care of is that they need fill-ups every two to three weeks.

Also, you should talk to your nail technician or doctor if you notice any changes around your nails that stay for more than 24 hours. 

They can be redness, swelling, excessive heating, itching, or smelly nails.

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