- Your nails are so porous they absorb water and other substances 10 times faster than our skin;
- Underneath the hard nail is the so-called nail tissue, which resembles a sponge.
- Our nail tissue absorbs water very easily and quickly, and it becomes swelled up. Then once water evaporates again, it shrinks back down to normal size.
- Constant swelling and shrinking of your nail tissue (which we can hardly avoid when washing our hands several times a day!) causes dry, brittle nails.
One of the most common FAQ's is about the best time for application:
When is the best time of day to apply T.I.P.S.™?
Apply The Incredible Protection System (T.I.P.S.) when your nails are the driest, which for most of us is first thing in the morning. Our nails have not been exposed to water during the night, so our nails and cuticles can absorb T.I.P.S. fast and effectively providing them with maximum protection for the rest of the day. Any application of T.I.P.S. must be done when your hands have been out of water for at least 1 hour. The reason being is that if your nails and cuticles have been exposed to water, they will be full of water and not dry enough to absorb our conditioning treatment.
If these concepts are clear, then it makes sense that T.I.P.S. Nail Conditioner, which is super rich in lipids, must be applied BEFORE exposing your hands to any water whatsoever. T.I.P.S stands for The Incredible Protection System and that explains what it is designed to do:
- replenish the lipids that are the "cement" holding your cells together and providing the nails with flexible strength;
- protect your nail tissue and cuticles from a number of elements, for example: water (#1 cause of dry, brittle nails) as well as stripping substances/chemicals in cleaning detergents such as harsh surfactants;
- fortify and hydrate your nails and cuticles.
So, the bottomline is you want your nails to be completely dried out, which means no water in the nail tissue whatsoever, in order to get the maximum protection and fortification this product offers AND to achieve maximum results.
Thanks for stopping by and take care, Lisa M.