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Three reasons you should opt for a water-less manicuring service and why DEMIblue is WATER-LESS..Carolann Shapiro

1. You’ll be protected from harmful bacteria and infections

You know that due diligence you practice with cleaning your dishes (ahem)? That’s not exactly how things always operate in nail salons—manicurists have to get to the next customer, after all.

"There are so many possibilities to get bacterial or fungal infections from cross-contamination,” says Shapiro. “A lot of salons don’t have the time or the staff to clean their tubs or bowls. More than 70 percent of women have fungal infections in their nails, and the majority of the time it’s due to this cleanliness issue."

2. It’ll help the environment

A gallon of water can make a huge impact on the world—especially when you consider how many gallons are going to waste in nail salons everywhere.

You use approximately 15 gallons for every manicure and pedicure combined. “Water’s a precious commodity for us. As consumers and business owners, to not be held accountable for the waste of water is a huge injustice to Mother Earth.”

3. Your polish will last longer

Ever notice how your nails feel weaker after taking a bath? You’re not imaging it—and this fragility actually makes it harder for polish to affix to your digits.

“Your nails are already one of the most porous parts of your body,” explains Shapiro. “So water—especially before a manicure—doesn’t allow polish to stick as well as it could.” She’s noticed that her clients’ manicures last a solid three to four days longer when they don’t soak beforehand.

If you’re worried about your cuticles, use essential oils to soften them instead of water. “Just make sure you remove all of the oil before applying polish,” Shapiro says. Now, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is what kind of nail polish to get. Written by Rachel Lapidos, 2017;Well+Good

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