Are you struggling with dry split white nails that have a chalky appearance? or thick cracked unsightly nails and using nail polish to hide them ?
Our toe and finger nails can be damaged by many factors including:
1. Overuse of nail polish especially in Australia where we enjoy warm weather for at least 9 months of the year.
Nail varnish is drying to the nail plate as the pigment soaks into the top few layers of the nail and stains it as well as strips it of moisture.
2. Harsh chemicals.
3. Dropping heavy objects on toe nails can damage the nail bed and distorts it’s growth.
4. Footwear that is too tight or too loose. This damages the nail plate and thick dry cracked nails as is often seen in Marathon runners.
Once the nail plate is damaged the nail is more susceptible to long term problems such as bacterial infection and nail fungus which gets under the nail and in the nail plate.
How to Treat your nails and bring them back to health.
Try to give your nails a break from nail polish and allow them to breath every now and again.
Try to keep your feet and hands dry and don’t soak them in water for extended periods. Wear natural breathable fabrics such as cotton or bamboo socks.
Apply our nail putty directly to the nail plate each evening until you start to see an improvement.
If you have a dry white chalky film on the nail plate gently file it off with an emery board first before application or see a Podiatrist for help and advice.
As we are all different as humans this applies to individual nail damage too. Therefore the recovery of the nails will vary from person to person.