Long-lasting Shellac and CrystaLac gel polishes for toes
Shellac and gel polish for toes Helsinki, Espoo, Turku & Tampere
We do long-lasting Shellac or CrystaLac gel polishes at our beauty salons in Helsinki, Espoo, Turku and Tampere. Our Pedicure all-inclusive foot treatment also includes long-lasting Shellac or CrystaLac gel polish for toes, and you can also choose Shellac or CrystaLac polish as an extra service in connection with your pedicure. You can also book an appointment just for Shellac or gel nail polish. We also do Shellac and gel polish maintenance for toes, so you can always keep your toenails looking great!
The differences between permanent polish (Shellac) and gel polish (CrystaLac):
Shellac permanent polish is the lightest option in our selection. Long-lasting nail polish looks a lot like traditional nail polish, but the hardening is done under UV light. In this way, the polish lasts longer than traditional nail polish.
The lightness of CrystaLac gel polish is between Shellac and natural nail overlay. Gel polish already gives a little support and durability to the nail. It can also be used to correct small unevenness of the nail. The gel polish is still very light and natural-looking.
Shellac nail polish is best suited for normal nails that are not particularly worn or strained in everyday life. Gel polish is suitable for normal and weaker and thinner nails. It is also perfectly suited to a more active lifestyle.
Why is Shellac or gel polish a better option for toenails than regular nail polish?
Toenails grow much slower than fingernails, so Shellac and CrystaLac gel polish last for a long time. Shellac and gel polishes leave the surface of the toenails beautifully smooth and shiny. Many customers appreciate this, as the toenails may often have small irregularities. Shellac and gel polish also last e.g. sun and chlorine water significantly better than ordinary nail polish. Permanent polishes and gel polishes on the toes typically come off when the nails grow. It typically takes several months for the entire toenail to regenerate. Ordinary nail polish wears off quickly, especially in summer, and in less than a week ordinary nail polish may fade or crack.
Shellac and gel polish shades & nail decorations
In our beauty salons, you can find a wide selection of Shellac and CrystaLac polishes. The range of shades includes the so-called basic selection, salons’ own shades and seasonal colors. Please note that not all lacquer shades visible in e.g. social media photos may always be available at all locations, as there may be differences in salon-specific shade selections.
Our range of services also includes decorative all-inclusive polish, which includes the decorations you want. However, we kindly ask you to note that our professionals are individuals with their own strengths, and there may be differences in decorating skills. If you wish for a certain decorating style or a more demanding implementation, we recommend you to check out the work samples of our nail professionals on our team page, so that you can find the most suitable professional for you.
Removal of Shellac or CrystaLac gel polish
Shellac is always removed by dissolving, which makes the removal very gentle on the nails. For Shellac removal, we also sell removal sets designed for home use, with which you can remove Shellac at home as well. Shellac should never be torn off.
Gel polish is typically the easiest to remove using an electric file. Some gel polishes can also be removed by dissolving, which makes the removal a little slower. If you want to get rid of your gel polish, it would be good to remove it properly by filing or dissolving it. The gel polish should never be torn off.
If you have Shellac or gel polish done elsewhere, you must first make an appointment to remove the gel polish and then you can book an appointment for a new Shellac or gel polish at Blue Lagoon. Unfortunately, we do not do maintenances for Shellac or gel polishes done elsewhere.
Broken skin between the toes
The skin between the toes can easily “crack” in damp, sweaty or tight toes. In this condition, the skin is not dry, and the problem is caused because of the excess moisture. Narrow-toed and tight-fitting shoes can also cause “blisters” between the toes. Broken skin acts as an easy gateway for various bacteria and infections. In particular, a fungal infection of the feet is easily transmitted through a broken skin between toes. A fungal infection can occur in the feet or nails. Fungus is confirmed in laboratory tests by a doctor who knows how to guide the patient in the right kind of treatment.
When the skin of the feet dries out, it can become scaly and, at worst, crack. Cracks in the soles of the feet occur as a result of stress on the feet or their excessive drying. With aging, the skin on the feet also thins, which often increases the dryness of the soles of the feet. In the treatment of dryness and cracking, the most important thing is regular moisturizing of the skin. The foot cream should be sufficiently greasy and serve the customer’s intended use. A cosmetologist can advise on choosing the right foot cream in connection with foot care.
Hardened / thickened skin
Callus or hyperkeratosis is formed when the stratum corneum of the skin thickens to protect itself from external stresses. Irritation of the skin, such as pressure, compression or rubbing causes the skin to thicken. Hardness is visible on the skin as shiny and smooth thick skin. The callus or part of it may become a lump if the irritation to it does not subside. Calluses often appear on the heel, toes and sides of the toes. Calluses occur in people of all ages, but changes caused by age and lifestyle in particular sensitize them to the occurrence of calluses. A cosmetologist can remove the callus with a knife, drill and/or rasp.
If you have a lot of calluses on your feet, we recommend that you make an appointment for a Pedicure all-inclusive foot treatment. The service can be tailored to your needs, and some aspects of the treatment can be replaced with, for example, a more thorough removal of calluses.
A corn is a callus that is in a small area of skin. They are typically located on or between the toes, on the soles of the feet, on the ball of the foot, on the heel, on the bunion or hammer toe. The head may be tender or painful if its cone-shaped tip presses on the nerve. The corn can be hard or soft, if the corn is inflamed or discharged it is good to contact a doctor or podiatrist. The wrong type of footwear can expose you to corns, but most calluses and corns arise as a result of a different structure or structural change in the feet. Corns and warts can be difficult to tell apart. Corns can be removed in pedicures with a knife or a drill.
If you have a lot of corns on your feet, we recommend that you make an appointment for a Pedicure all-inclusive foot treatment. The service can be tailored for your needs, and some aspects of the treatment can be replaced with, for example, a more thorough removal of corns.
Warts on the soles of the feet typically grow inward into the skin and are not necessarily raised like elsewhere. A wart can often be distinguished by its dark spots, which are blood vessels in the wart. A callus may also develop on top of the wart. A cosmetologist can remove the callus from the top of the wart, but healing a wart on the sole of the foot often requires burning or freezing by a doctor. Warts on the hands are often more superficial and easier to treat than warts on the soles of the feet. Today, pharmacies also offer effective wart removal products, such as products containing formic acid. We recommend consulting a doctor, podiatrist or pharmacy staff for wart removal.
Unfortunately, we do not remove warts during our foot treatments, as they are of virus based problems and require treatment by a doctor or a trained podiatrist.
Just like the skin, the nails can also thicken. Thickening can be caused by strain, pressure or trauma on the nail. If one nail thickens, the cause is usually an external stimulus. If almost all nails are thickened, diabetes, psoriasis, aging or nail disease are often the contributing factors. Shoes that are too small and tight can also cause stress, which causes the nails to begin to thicken. The nail can be filed thinner, but it is important to find out where the problem could be, and based on that to plan a suitable solution to the problem.
An ingrown nail
When the edge of the nail presses against the nail bed, it is called an ingrown nail. The problem can be aggravated by compression of a sock or nail. When shortening the nails, the edges should not be rounded too much, because the rounded edge will easily start to press into the skin. The nails should be cut or filed to the shape of the toe end, and the nails should be left with enough length to protect the toe end. Also, “nail sticks” left on the edge of the nail can cause the nail to grow in. An ingrown nail can also cause an infection, in which case the reddened or purulent skin should be soothed with antibacterial agents. Salt baths prescribed by doctors can also soothe inflammation. A podiatrist specializing in foot care can also perform nail correction treatments.
Common nail fungus can also occur on the fingers, but most often on the toenails. An infected nail is thick, brittle, jagged on the surface, corroded at the edges and yellowish in color. The surface of the nail is uneven and may have small bumps. The infection can be in one or more nails. The fungus spreads under the nail and can eventually even detach the nail from its base. A doctor can diagnose nail fungus and guide its treatment. There are medications that can be applied to the surface of the nail or taken internally.
Trauma in the nail
For example, hit to the nail or long-distance running or skiing in inappropriate footwear can cause trauma to the nail, causing it to completely detach from the base. This can also cause bleeding under the nail and the nail can be very painful. Often, the problem goes away with the growth of the nail or a new nail. However, trauma to the nail, especially toenails, can leave permanent changes to the nail.
Diabetic foot care
Diabetes causes changes in the peripheral nervous system, large blood vessels and capillaries. Diabetics can have foot misalignments more easily, the skin wounds and becomes inflamed easily, nail changes are common and skin damage heals more slowly. In addition, sensory deficits in the legs can allow problems to worsen without the patient noticing. Special care and caution should be used in diabetic foot care.
Daily foot care and monitoring of changes are especially important in home care. When removing calluses or dry skin, you should be especially gentle and any scraping should be done very lightly. At home, it is also important to remember not to cut the nails too short, so that they protect the ends of the toes.
Please note that pedicures are always performed by a beautician in our beauty salons. If you have type 1 diabetes or other challenges in your feet, we recommend contacting a podiatrist.
Pedicure Helsinki, Espoo, Turku & Tampere
We do foot treatments, i.e. pedicures, at our beauty salons in Helsinki, Espoo, Turku and Tampere. All of our beauticians go through our unique quality processes, with which we guarantee uniform and high-quality service experiences for our customers. We recommend that you get to know our professionals and their work samples on our team page, so that you can find the pedicurist that is right for you.