614de7755c5db36c7e12 nail health nail ridges

An uneven canvas is a polish enthusiast’s worst nightmare. Lacquer falls into grooves and floods the nail plate, resulting in a bumpy, uneven finish. So what’s a girl to do? Read on to find out what causes ridges and how to treat them.

What it is…..Ridges are a nail abnormality that can result from nail injury, aging, pregnancy or an underlying health issue. Vertical ridges are most common, and can be caused by age, malnutrition or can even be result of using too much polish remover. Pregnant women often get vertical ridges on their nails because their nails are growing at a faster pace. These ridges usually go away once the woman’s hormones have balanced out after she delivers the baby. On the other hand, horizontal ridges, often referred to as Beau’s lines, can be a sign of a greater health issue and should be checked out by a doctor.

What to do…..Treating vertical ridges starts on the inside. Make sure you are eating lots of protein and nutrient-rich fruits and veggies. Optimal health is key to growing long, strong nails! Also, take a multivitamin and/or biotin daily. Lastly, always apply a multitasking ridge filler, such as CND RidgeFX, to create a smooth, even surface before polishing.

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