When it comes to nail care, there always seems to be a great deal of misinformation floating around out there. That’s always been the case, of course, but the internet age has really magnified the problem to unprecedented levels. In this post, we’ll take a brief look at five of the more common nail care myths, and explain why they’re so untrue.
Myth: White Spots Signify Calcium Deficiency
Reality: This is just a myth that has somehow persisted despite repeated attempts to debunk it. The truth is that these white spots have nothing to do with vitamin or mineral deficiencies and everything to do with damage your nails have experienced in the past. Yes, that’s right: those white spots on your nails are simply your body’s reaction to nail trauma.
Myth: Nail Polish and Cosmetics Harm Your Nails
Reality: Don’t believe this one for a second. Yes, your nail beds are at risk if you expose them to dangerous chemicals, but the nails are pretty much impervious to that sort of harm. Why? Because they’re made up of dead cells – that’s why. And we all know how difficult it is to harm something that’s already dead, right?
Myth: You Should Push Your Cuticles Back for Better Growth
Reality: Your cuticles have a vital role to play when it comes to protecting your nails. If you’re one of those people who likes to cut her cuticles or forcefully push them away from the nail, you’re leaving yourself open to serious risk – including potential bacterial infections. Your best bet is to leave your cuticles alone and let trusted professionals tend to them if they need attention.
Myth: Nails Need a Break from Polish So That They Can Breathe
Reality: Wait… what? As we mentioned above, your nails are made up of dead skin cells. Dead things don’t breathe. So, why would your nails need time or space to breathe? Remember that the next time someone suggests that you skip the nail polish for a few days to let your nails “breathe.”
Myth: You Can Preserve Polish by Refrigerating It
Reality: Meh. Yes, you can potentially preserve your nail polish by refrigerating it, since the cold will help to slow any caking that might develop. But the best you can hope for with that method is to extend its life by a week or two. If you really want to help your nail polish extend its usefulness, try this time-honored and proven trick: tightly seal the bottles and keep them away from direct sunlight. Who knew, right?
At Tiffany Beauty Spa, we know how difficult it can be to sift through the many nail care myths floating around in society. That’s why we’re always here to answer your questions and help guide you in your quest for perfect nails. Our experienced and highly-trained nail technicians can assist you in that quest, with the quality manicures and pedicures you need to look and feel your best. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment for the best nail care services in Fort Lauderdale.