How to Avoid Dip Flu

Here at Nailboo, we want our process to be as safe and as exciting as possible. Our at-home dip powder kits are made simple for anyone to experience a professional-looking manicure in the comfort of their home. With the power in your hands to have a flawless manicure in minutes, with no mess, we want to make sure you also follow these simple steps to avoid ‘dip flu.’ 

It’s not common for many people, and it’s also nothing to be afraid of, but we want to share these few steps with you so that you can avoid any problems during your dip powder manicure!

What Is Dip Flu and How Do You Avoid It?

"Dip Flu" is a series of flu-like symptoms, like sneezing and watery eyes that develop for some dip powder users. It’s nothing severe, but some individuals experience sensitivity to dip powder, dip liquids, or both. Here are some simple ways to prevent ‘dip flu’!

Step One: Ventilation

First off, you want to make sure that you always do your dip powder nails in a well-ventilated room with either an air vent or an open window. This will help circulate the air and around you and prevent you from breathing any dip powder in. 

You want to make sure that there are no fans or AC units blowing the dip powder and dust particles around your space, and you also want to make sure your air purifier or humidifier is on during the dip process. 

Step Two: Face Mask and Glasses

When using dip powder, make sure to wear a face mask and glasses, to avoid breathing in the powder and prevent the powder from irritating your eyes. You want to make sure that your kit supplies are laid out on a towel or surface that can be easily cleaned after you’re done. 

Step Three: Keep Your Hands Away From Your Face

As a general rule of thumb, like any manicure, you want to keep your hands at a safe distance from your face so as not to get any product in your eye. Remember, always do your dip manicures in a well-lit room so you can see exactly what you’re doing!

Step Four: Clean Up After Your Manicure

At the end of your manicure, you want to make sure you always clean your space with a paper towel and cleaning spray or a vacuum! Leaving behind dip powder in your space can cause sneezing. 

Generally, a lot of individuals don’t experience these symptoms, but if you’re prone to sensitive skin, watery eyes, and are easily affected by dust particles, make sure to follow these steps to avoid ‘dip flu.’ 

From all of us at Nailboo, we wish you the best at-home nail experience possible! 


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