One of the latest and greatest inventions in the world of nail art and nail care (as I'm sure you all know) is the invention of Acrylic Nails. Acrylic nails are artificial nails that look and feel just like natural nails. These are nails designed in laboratory that can be crafted and adhered to your natural growing nails.
Through mixing a powder and a specific liquid then setting into a mold, scientist can create acrylic nails of all shapes and sizes. The liquid that is most healthy and does the least damage to the skin is a liquid called Ethyl Metacrylate (EMA). This is a fairly expensive liquid but is well worth it when considering the beneficial effects to your hands and skin.
There are however different verities of the mixture on the market and some are less healthy than others. Methyl Methacrylate or MMA is a cheaper option, but it is known to have certain harmful effects. The only reason you would use it is because of its cheaper cost. Some side effects of this acrylic nail mixture can include skin reactions and deformities in natural nail growth.
Because of this risk, it's usually a better option to choose an acrylic nail mixture such as Ethyl Metacrylate, even if it costs a little more. It is common practice to treat artificially created nails the same as one would treat natural nails as mistreatment can also cause damaging effects to ones hands and skin.
So when applying acrylic nails, its best to make sure you ask your nail professional what kind of substances they are using and what risks are associated. Choosing the right mixture may save you lots of grief down the line. And most importantly, will keep your hands and nails looking great!