Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Are your fingernails a mess?
Don't overdo buffing--it can make nails thinner and weaker. No more than once a month.
Apply a base coat--prevents staining and gives polish something to cling to.
Don't use quick-dry polish. It can make nails weaker.
Also use a top coat--reduced chipping.
Use non-acetone removers. Moisturize the nails themselves.
No toluene, formaldehyde, and bibutyl phthalate.
If your nail person uses UV rays to dry no-chip gel polishes, at least use SPF 30 on your hands. The dangers of this sort of drying, if any, are not yet well known.
I am allergic to nail polish, so go bare. But I do take biotin when my claws get particularly flaky and brittle. It seems to make a diff.