Nail Knowledge: What's True, What's False

We've all heard some commonly accepted facts about nails. How do you figure out what's true and what's false? In this article, we will break it down for you. Ready to find out if what you think you know about nails is true? Keep reading and test your nail knowledge.  

False: White spots on nails indicate a lack of calcium in your body.

There are actually only small amounts of calcium present in your nails. Increasing your calcium intake will not change their appearance. The white spots you may find on your nails are cells that have not compressed due to some sort of trauma.  

True: The temperature impacts your nails.

This is true. Nails grow faster in the warmer months than they do when it's chilly. This is why you should give a little extra love to your nails in the winter time.  

False: Clipping cuticles is recommended.

While you can gently push back your cuticles safely, cutting them is not advised. It is very difficult to cut your cuticles without actually damaging the live skin that protects your nail. To avoid infection and irritation, it's better to avoid cutting cuticles at all.  

True: Stress can impact nail growth.

Chronic stress can have an impact on the way that your nails grow. Too much stress and poor sleeping patterns can cause your body to stop focusing its energy on the growth of healthy nails and hair. Remember to take time for yourself and get plenty of sleep!  

False: Nail serums make nails grow faster.

While nail serums to protect your nails and make them strong, it does not actually help them grow. The rate at which your nails grow will not change with a topical treatment. You can, however, use these treatments to keep your nails healthy and in good condition to grow.  

True: Nail polish can be harmful to your nails.

Unfortunately, this is true. Many nail polishes stop oxygen and water from getting to the nail. Your nails need to breathe, so choosing a polish that is breathable will make a big difference in the health of your nails.  

False: There is no difference between nail polish brands.

You might not see the differences in nail polish formulas when they are applied. However, it's the ingredients in the nail polish that counts. A number of brands use harmful ingredients that can be toxic to your body and damage your nails. That's why it's important to choose a brand such as 786 Cosmetics. We offer a stunning line of colors without these commonly used toxins.  

Wrapping Up

Ready to put your nail knowledge to good use? Start by picking up some new nail polish from 786 Cosmetics! Click here to shop with our line of high-quality polishes in a wide range of colors.  Our line is Halal, vegan and cruelty-free, so it is perfect for anyone who wants more out of their beauty products. We strive to create products that you can feel good about using while keeping your nails looking great.