If you are here, then you have most likely experienced the dreaded fading nails. While it is not a huge concern, it is something that can definitely be a nuisance.
We’ve put together this blog to give you some of the possible reasons for your nails fading, and what you can do about it!
The first thing we need to address is how to identify if your nails are actually fading. To check, shine a light on your nail while carefully observing the color. If you notice that there seems to be a gradient of color from the top of your nails to the bottom, then your nails are most likely starting to fade.
You’ll also want to keep an eye out for any other signs that may indicate that fading is happening:
● Chipped nail polish
● Cracking or splitting of the nails
● Dullness instead of shininess
Nail problems don’t stop at chipping and breaking. Did you know that your nails can fade too? Fading nails are most commonly found in dark-colored or painted nails, but they can happen to any nail type. This is why it’s important to know what fading nails are and how you can care for them!
If your nails are experiencing this problem, don’t worry. We’re here to help! Keep reading to find out what causes your nails to fade and our tips on how to avoid it!
What Causes Fading Nails?
My clients often ask me how they can make their manicures last longer.
The main reason I see people lose their polish is because their nails are fading. The pink part of your nail is called the nail bed, and under that is the matrix, which is the growth part of your nail. When you have a white line or a white spot, that means that the matrix has been damaged. Once your matrix has been damaged, there’s not much you can do until your nail grows out, which takes three to six months.
There are many reasons why your nails may be fading. The main culprits are your diet and age. But don’t worry, it’s not that hard to fix.
To stop the fading of your nails, you need to start by changing your diet. Aim for a diet that is rich in vitamins A and K. These vitamins will help to strengthen your nails, making them less likely to break.
In addition to eating a healthy diet, you can also take supplements to help prevent nail fading. Supplements that contain vitamin E are especially beneficial for people who want a healthy glow on their nails.
Many women suffer from nail fading because they use too much polish remover or nail polish remover pads that contain harsh chemicals. If you are using a nail polish remover pad, make sure the pad is only used on the tips of your nails. Also, always use a non-acetone based polish remover when removing your nail polish. Acetone will damage the outside of your nail and cause discoloration and flaking over time.
It’s normal to have a bit of fading on the edges of your nails, but if you notice that your nails are getting thinner and thinner, you could be experiencing a more serious issue. The first step to fixing this problem is figuring out what exactly is causing it. Here’s a list of some possible culprits:
Your nail polish isn’t breathable
If you’re constantly changing your nail polish color and going from dark to light shades frequently, you may be damaging your nails. Nail polish needs time to breathe, so your nails can get their moisture back. If you go from dark colors which contain many chemicals like acetone, to lighter colors which contain less chemicals, the process of breathing takes longer. If you wear acrylic nails, this will also cause damage to the nail. Prolonged use of gel nail polishes also tend to dry out natural nails as well as thin them out.
You’re not taking enough vitamins
Your body needs nutrients in order for your fingernails to grow and look healthy! If you don’t get enough calcium or vitamin C in your diet, your nails might become brittle and weak. To avoid this problem, make sure that you eat foods that are rich in
As we age, our nails may be faced with a lot of issues such as thinning, cracking, brittleness and discoloration. But no matter what age you are, your nails can tell you a lot about your health.
For example, if you’re seeing white nail spots or vertical ridges developing over time, this may be your body’s way of signaling that something is wrong. Here’s what these symptoms may mean:
White Spots – There are several reasons why white spots may appear on the fingernails. One of the most common is minor trauma to the nail bed, which can cause an injury to the matrix (base) of the nail. This trauma can come from biting or picking at nails or even banging them against a hard surface.
The most common reason for white spots on nails is nail fungus. Nail fungus grows below the nail in the cuticle and feeds off keratin in the nail itself. As it grows, it pushes outwards causing discoloration and spots on the surface of your nails. If left untreated it can cause severe damage to your nails resulting in thickening and crumbling of your nails.
I’ve always been a believer in the French manicure. A French manicure is a classic, clean look that will never go out of style. While I love the look of the French manicure, the problem that I have with it is that the nail tip polish seems to fade and wear off quickly.
I’ve tried many different French manicures and none of them seem to hold up for more than a day or two! This is especially frustrating when you are like me and don’t have time to run to the nail salon often.
After doing some research, I discovered that there are certain things that can be done to your nails before painting them to help the polish last longer. In this article, we’re going to be discussing tips for getting longer lasting nail color.