For the last 20 or so years, I’ve had acrylic covering my nail beds. You may think it was for glamour sake, however it was more than that.
Because my business keeps my hands under the camera’s eye and the eyes of thousands, I did want my nails to look nice – mostly because bad looking nails is a distraction for the viewer. However the real reason I began applying it over my nails were because my nails:
- Were thin. (thinner than anyone in my family)
- Bent backward if I pushed against things.
- Nail beds were shaped so that the nails went up at the ends instead of downward. (the only one in my family with nail beds that shape)
- Nail beds were tender to the touch. (slightest tap would cause severe pain)
- Nails split in layers. (peeled like there were layers on top of each other instead of one solid nail)
- Nails tore. (so easily that I couldn’t even scratch myself without them bending back and tearing)
Now, after several months of not eating any of my food allergies, my nails are strong, they are healing from years of applying acrylic and even the area that has been filed down is stronger than my original nails were. I can tap the top of the thin areas and there is no pain!
I have been using a glue on nail (not sanding nail bed) to cover the ugly nails that remain, but the new growth is young strong looking nails!
This is very exciting, I’ve never wanted to wear them and am finally free of the process. I knew each time I breathed in the smell, I was hurting my lungs and am so grateful to finally not have to inhale it.
Interesting to find such odd symptoms going away revealing themselves to me after 48 years of eating foods that I was allergic to….. so wonderful and so shocking.