I wanted to reveal the truth behind a lot of myths we often hear when it comes to nails. Some of these I hear from clients and also see all over the Internet. Let me know of anymore myths you’d like me to prove true or false in the comments! So let’s get started!
- Enhancements will ruin your nails!
False! The actual enhancement should never damage your nails. Any damage that you may have, occurs during the prepping of your nails and removal, if not done correctly. It may be wise to find a new salon if your nails keep getting damaged.
- You should regularly clip your cuticles.
False! This is one myth I’ve had many people battle me on. Your cuticles (the actual eponychium is what we’re referring to) shouldn’t ever be cut. That skin that runs along your nail plate is there to protect the nail root. Cutting this away leaves you succeptible to many germs and possible infection. This also makes the cuticle grow back thicker each time.
- Your nails need to breathe!
False! Many people believe you need to go periods without polish to let your nails “breathe”. This actually isn’t necessary as your nails are dead cells. Your nail plate is oxygenated from your blood flow, not from the top of your nail plate.
- You can dry your nails fast by putting them in cold water!
False! I’ve seen this suggestion EVERYWHERE and it’s simply not true! Nail polish dries when the solvents evaporate. Therefore, submerging them in water will halt the drying process! You will actually be getting the opposite of your desired result!
- White spots on your nails shows a calcium deficiency!
False! I’ve heard this one for years and years! The white spots you sometimes see on your nail plate indicates injury to the nail matrix (underneath the nail plate). There’s a nail disorder term for this which is called leukonychia. This can be anything from slamming your nails in a door, to having a rough manicure.
- You’ll get big knuckles if you crack them all the time!
False! I have believed this one myself for years! When you pop your knuckles, you actually just pop the air pockets between joints in your fingers. It cannot make your knuckles larger (thank goodness!).
How many of these have you been guilty of believing before?? I know I have believed a few of these myself. I hope this post was helpful to you all and maybe you learned something cool today. Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog for new posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! Have an awesome Friday loves! :)
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