Ah, the dreaded white spot on your nail. You thought it would never come for you.
That fungal tap on the shoulder was for other people. Or so you thought.
Yet, here you are, avoiding eye contact with your nail for too long. Yep, I get a lot of emails about white spots on nails.
Now there's a few different causes; and a fungal nail infection is one of them.
Now, I love nail fungus and athlete's foot spores. But *breathes in* ...a change is as good as a rest.
So today we head north. From your toenails to your fingernails.
To be more precise: fingernail damage from shellac and how you can heal it.
(We also cover beauty barons, toenail pies and fun fingers)
What's the best way to beautiful nails? Shellac. What's the best way to hideous nails? Shellac.
What's the best way to repair shellac nails?
(Toe and fingernails)
These heated gel treatments last a long time. That's the problem.
Shellac smothers and leads to malnourished nails in urgent need of TLC.
The bright plastic coating deprives your precious nails of nutrients and oxygen. This throttling leaves some unique calling cards.
But don't get freaked out. You can repair shellac-damaged nails — and easily.
"Shellac, shellac on the wall, where's the worst nails of them all?"
I say this to myself each morning before I start work.
I'm sick and tired of hearing a beautician's take on nail gel damage. It's like asking a circus owners opinion on dancing bears.
Shellac was everywhere a few years back. But of late, I've noticed a drop off in the miracle nail polish.
Is it a mini-rebellion against the damage that gel inflicts on your nails?
Now, I'm a Podiatrist, so this post is tailored to chalk-colored toenails.
But it also applies to the more common coated fingernails.
Your nail tissue is the same. The process is the same. The white spots and fungal nail infections are the same.