Lifespan of a nail file
A nail file is one of the most important tools for nail care, although we often do not pay due attention to it. Today we will find out how long you can use a nail file and when it should be replaced.
We couldn't use a cuticle pusher, nail scissors, or brushes if they were completely worn out or damaged, so why do so many girls still try hard to file with a nail file past its optimum lifespan? Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is that they do it to save money. In fact, most often this is a lack of information about the correct operation of the nail file.
I've seen so many manicurists trying to make the most of every grain of grit on their nail file when there's almost nothing left of it. However, this only makes their job more difficult. Imagine that you had to remove a gel polish coating with a nail buff. It may be a funny comparison, but working with a "bald" nail file, this is exactly what you are doing.
It is essential to clean and disinfect reusable nail files after each use and to replace them regularly, especially if they come into contact with blood or body fluids. Today I want to share with you some other important reasons for changing saw blades frequently.
How long can the nail file be used?
Quality and grit will help determine the life of the nail file. Perhaps I will surprise you, but poor quality nail files may not be enough even for one full-fledged manicure, which forces the master to work harder and make extra efforts to achieve the same result. Good quality nail files, for optimal effect, should be used no more than four times.
The life of the nail file will also depend on what material you are working with. If you need to file extensions or shorten very long nails, more pressure will be required and this will shorten the life of your file.
Excessive pressure on the nail file during a manicure can greatly wear out the grains of grit, and lead to the fact that even a fairly high-quality tool will become unusable after the first application.
However, the need to replace the nail file more frequently is not the only problem that can be encountered. If you use a file that has little or no grains of sand, you will be forced to apply more pressure and this, in turn, will lead to damage to the nail plate, additional manicure time, and additional stress in the arms and shoulders.
That is why in the field of manicure, many masters suffer from back, neck, hand and arm problems. Remember, manicure tools should make your life easier, and work with you, not against you. The nail file should slide easily over the material, and it should be the one that does the work, not your hand. So if you feel like you need to put in extra effort even just to file your nails, it's time to invest in a new nail file.
The process of applying gel polish can also affect the life of the nail file. If the material was not cured enough in the lamp, and you need to file the bumps, particles of gel polish will get stuck between the grains of sand, thereby clogging the nail file and shortening its life.
Many of those who prefer an electric nail file tend to forget that although bits have a longer life than a conventional nail file, they also become dull over time and need to be replaced, cleaned and disinfected regularly. . Electric file bits, depending on the frequency of use, should be changed approximately every three to six months.
I hope my article today was useful for you, and now you will pay more attention to the life of the nail file so as not to create a load on the shoulder joint and not risk the health of your nails. Be healthy and beautiful!