As Halloween approaches and the air turns crisp and cool, it's time to think about your nails. Don't let your nail issues haunt you—here are five common spooky nail issues and the simple solutions to restore your nails to a 'boo'-tiful state.
5 Common Nail Issues
1. Dehydrated Nails
Are you noticing the appearance of white chalky spots on your nails? Dehydration is likely the culprit, casting a 'mummy' curse on your nails and making them brittle and susceptible to easy breakage. To combat this, ensure your nails receive ample hydration by regularly applying nourishing nail and cuticle oil, even when sporting polish. When it comes to choosing the right polish, opt for breathable variants or those labeled as "free from," as they contain fewer harmful chemicals, one of our favorites is Zoya. Moreover, it's crucial not to let the polish linger for extended periods. It's advisable to remove the polish after approximately 4-5 weeks to maintain optimal nail health.
2. Damaged Nails
As an athlete, you're no stranger to the woes of damaged toenails, especially if you're an avid runner. Some even face the unfortunate reality of losing their nails due to the persistent pressure on the nail bed. Yet, ill-fitting footwear or the occasional clumsy mishap, like dropping a can of pumpkin puree on your toe can also lead to the same plight. Damaged nails can leave you howling in discomfort. If you find yourself in this predicament, it's essential to carefully trim any lifted portions of the nail and promptly start using an effective anti-fungal product. Once the nail is compromised, it becomes susceptible to mold and fungus, making the timely application of an antifungal crucial in preventing any potential infections from taking root. Additionally, consider availing our specialized toenail restoration services at Remedi Nail Spa to expedite the healing process.
3. Thin, Peeling Nails
Dealing with peeling or brittle nails might leave you feeling like you've stumbled into a scene straight out of a 'zombie zone.' Various factors can contribute to this, such as a deficiency in essential vitamins, the introduction of a new medication, potential symptoms of a thyroid condition, the effects of psoriasis, or simply neglecting proper nail care. To tackle this at home, consider gently buffing using a buffing block to smooth out any ridges, while also utilizing a nail strengthener and nail oil to enhance hydration and restore resilience. We love Gehwol's Nail Care Oil for this. Opt for maintaining shorter nails to minimize the risk of snagging and tearing. Above all, prioritize a well-balanced diet enriched with vital nutrients like biotin and folic acid, which play a pivotal role in promoting overall nail health.
4. Fungus-Infected Nails
Fungus-infected nails can feel like a 'vampire's bite' on your confidence. To address this at home, ensure your feet are clean and dry, especially between the toes. Avoid wearing tight or non-breathable shoes and socks. Over-the-counter antifungal treatments can be used, but if the infection persists, it's best to seek professional assistance.
Our nail spa offers medical-grade pedicures to help treat and prevent nail fungus. Not to mention, we use hospital-grade disinfectants in our ultrasonic machine to ensure thorough cleansing. Plus, we sterilize implements and tools in a steam autoclave, guaranteeing a clean experience.
5. Discolored Nails
Discolored nails can be a real 'witch's brew' of concerns, but there's no need to brew up a magical potion. If you frequently indulge in nail polish, it's advisable to allow your nails a breather. Consider lightly buffing them and employing a nourishing nail oil specifically designed to combat discoloration. At our spa, we recommend Imperial Feet's Nail Mycosis and Gewhol's Protective Nail and Skin Oil for effective results. With consistent use, you should notice a visible improvement within a couple of weeks. However, if the issue persists, discolored nails might also signify a potential vitamin deficiency. In such cases, it's prudent to seek guidance from your physician to determine the most suitable vitamin regimen for addressing the concern.
At Remedi Nail Spa, we offer a range of services to meet your unique needs. Whether you're experiencing dehydrated nails, damaged nails, peeling nails, fungus-infected nails, or discolored nails, our expert nail technicians are here to make your nail nightmares disappear. No more spooky nail issues – just fabulous, healthy nails that are ready to shine!