The tips of my nails keep chipping. Could it be because of nail polish remover? How can I strengthen them?
It could be! Some people have sensitivities to certain ingredients in some nail polish removers. Pure acetone remover can be particularly harsh and drying on nails and cuticles. I read a great article on loodie loodie loodie’s site all about how you can make pure acetone into something more like Zoya Remove. In other words less harsh, more moisturizing. It REALLY works and I have been using this method since I read it. I love Zoya Remove, but have to admit, it’s expensive and kind of a pain to have to order online. Pure acetone is a lot cheaper and easy to find, if you are so inclined.
Chipping/peeling nails isn’t always related to just polish remover though. It could also very easily be your base coat or nail polish.
Peeling nails is something I have been dealing with a lot lately. I think I have discovered that I am allergic to formaldehyde (especially if it’s in the base coat which is what sits directly on my nails) but I’m not positive. Recently I decided to try out Qtica’s Natural Nail Growth Stimulator because I heard it could help with peeling. It worked really well for me! I have been using it for 6-8 weeks now both on it’s own and as a base coat, and my peeling has pretty much stopped completely. Also my nails did seem to grow stronger than usual because they weren’t breaking as easily. As far as it helping them grow longer, that’s hard for me to say because my nails grow super fast anyway. Continue reading »