CategoryNail Care

Are Gel Manicures Bad for You?


Gel manicures utilize a type of nail polish that uses gel rather than the usual paint. This gel is in fact a liquid monomer and polymer powder and is then cured under UV lights. The result is a far more resilient finish that can’t easily be scratched or damaged and which dries in seconds. This means women no longer have to worry about their nails being ruined the moment they leave the salon and...

Why Do Toenails Get Black?


If you have a black toe or black toenail then it is understandable that you might be alarmed and want to get to the bottom of what is causing the discolouration. However there is not just one cause of a black toenail but several which can make it quite difficult to identify the problem and to treat/avoid it. Here we will look at a few causes of a black toenail and how to avoid them or treat them...

Dangers of Over Clipping Toe Nails


Cutting your toe nails is important for many reasons. It keeps your feet looking more attractive, it lessens the chances of bacteria and dirt getting caught underneath, and it means you toenails are less likely to catch on things and tear or break. However like almost anything it is still possible to have too much of a good thing, and over cutting your toe nails can cause a range of problems...

What Does It Mean If You Have White Fingernail Lines?


Fingernails can speak a lot about your health. You will find doctors having a look at your fingernails while examining your health to get a fair idea about your condition. It’s a good practice that has been around for quite some time now. As such, fingernails can switch several colors indicating different symptoms and ailments that might have potentially crawled into your life, which is why one...

What Causes Pitted Fingernails?


Not many people out there realize that fingernails can talk a lot about one’s overall wellbeing. As a matter of fact, many ailments can be detected by having a glance at one’s fingernails. As surprising as it may sound to most of you, the fact of the matter is that finger nails are often considered to be one of the easiest means to gauge health complications. In most cases, abnormality in our...

Peeling Nails? Reasons Why It’s Happening


If you have recently noticed that your nails seem to be peeling and there doesn’t seem to be any reason for it, you might be alarmed. While there are times that your body is lacking nutrients or you may have some illness which is causing the problem, most often it is something you are doing that is the ultimate cause of peeling nails. Before working yourself into a panic because your nails are...

What Causes White Spots on Fingernails?


Everyone at some point of life has complaints of white spots on fingernails. Even though the problem is common, these marks have always remained a mystery because of the variation in the pattern of appearance. There are also a number of myths that surround these white spots on the fingernails. Usually, people suggest that the appearance of the white spots on the fingernails is a result of calcium...

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