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Posted by Marti
on November 21, 2000 at 09:25:56:
In Reply to: polish and nails posted by amanda on November 20, 2000 at 23:35:17:
: I have very problem nails. I used to be a nail biter, now I'm not, but they are very, very thin now. They also start to grow at an upwards slant at end of nail bed. They turn yellow, and anytime I get them wet, the polish just starts peeling or flaking off. Help!!!
This is not really a problem -- the upturn of the nail plate is called a 'ski-jump' nail and there is nothing you can do about that as the nail plate will conform to the shape of the fingerbone underneath. To keep polish on the nails, swipe with a cotton pad dampened in alcohol or acetone to remove any surface oils. Apply a good basecoat, 2 thin coats of enamel and follow with a thin lauer of top coat. Apply a good nail and cuticle oil at least twice daily. This will feed the nail plate and keep the polish flexible so it won't peel or chip as quickly. As for the yellow, it could be just a transfer of the dark pigments in the nail polish. Red is the worst for staining the nail plate. Always apply basecoat as this will protect the nail plate from the pigment staining dyes.
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