Originally Posted by Beccaboo
On one of my fingers, my nail bed has separated from my nail plate when I removed my acrylics. The pink part has turned white (I don't know how else to explain it). Will the nail re-attach itself to the nail bed? Is there anyway to help it heal correctly? I am not manicurist but I have been doing my own nails for sometime now - I use Creative Nail products. I decided to take a break from them and instead of soaking them off I clipped & filed them off.
Now my real nails are very thin and weak (and a few have 'receding' smile lines). Any advice?
If the smile line is receeding and the lifted area is white, you have one of two problems; you have become allergic to the monomer (liquid) from improper application due to overexposure to too much liquid, or you have aquired a yeast infection. Only your doctor can determine if it is a yeast infection. I am seriously leaning toward allergic reaction, and one of the more acute reactions is nail plate separation.
The reason your natural nails are thin is probably from filing the natural nail plate too much. Removeing too many vital nail plate layers from overfiling is the culprit of thin nails; so is clipping to remove the acrylic. Removing acrylic with nippers tears off vital nail plate layers as well. Give your nails a break!