Is fingernail polish bad for your nails?

@Bee1955 (3886)
United States
March 25, 2007 11:09pm CST
What is the healthiest treatment for nails and cuticles? Mine are especially poor.
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@jan135 (537)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
Having done a beauty course on nails in general, the best thing I suggest if you havn't got any kind of nail infections or fungus infections is to have a manicure. A manicure might seem indulgent but is well worth it in the long run. As for nail polish, it isn't bad for your nails but you should always use a base coat under your polish, this protects the nails and also stops any dark colour polishes staining the nails. For your cuticles use a good manicure oil and rub that in at bedtime to keep your cuticles soft. I suggest you get some advise from a good manicurist also.
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@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Gosh, that's great advice. I havent had a manicure in years!
• United States
26 Mar 07
It depends on what is in it. Some are worse than others. As far as nail and cuticle treatments go I love Barielle: www.barielle.com DeLore is a favorite of mine, too. You can purchase that at: beautystop.com Another thing I like to do is rub my hands in olive oil then put a on a pair cotton gloves. Go to bed like that. You can do it with your feet, too--using socks. You don't have to do it every night, but the more often you do it, the better.
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
27 Mar 07
Long strong nails - Revitanail has made my nails long and strong for the first time in many years.
I don't know that nail polish is bad for your nails, but it can dry them out and cause yellowing. I was in despair of my nails - I haven't been able to grow them for years. Though I eat well, they always peeled and split. I discovered Dr LeWinns Revitanail (also called Private Formula Revitanail) and for the first time in MANY years I have beautiful strong nails that don't peel or split! And I have to cut or file them as they grow long and strong. After two months my nails improved completely. Now I would be too scared to stop using it - though they suggest you have a break. It's made in the USa so you should be able to find it. Try it - you won't regret it (and I had tried EVERYTHING before this product!) BTW I would be lying if I said my nails never break any more - but very seldom and usually vecause I've been doing something silly or accidentally hit them. Usually the index finger.
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@acquaria (719)
• Italy
26 Mar 07
I have the problem of the cuticles and I'm using a hand cream of Lush.I put it on my hand before going bed,for all the night and the morning my hands are like new. you can use a moisturising cream,applying it copiously around the nails.then wear on a pair of gloves as hand protection and take them during all night.Use this method for one week and you can see a lot of improvements.However you have not ot cut your cuticles. than tell me if it was a good method;I use it almost every night
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
26 Mar 07
From what I have heard, most nail polish isn't bad for your nails. In fact, some nail polishes are actually supposed to be good for them. One thing you might want to try though is to increase your intake of vitamin B. When you are lacking in vitamins it can affect your nail strength too.
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