What do we mean by ruined toenails?
A healthy nail is smooth, transparent and adherent to the nail bed. On the other hand, signs of a damaged nail can include opaqueness, flakiness, thickness and, in some cases, detachment from the nail bed. These are common conditions since toenails can be subject to a variety of problems:
- Poor blood circulation
- Fungal infection
- Inflammatory diseases
- Beauty treatments
How do toenails get damaged?
Nails get damaged as a result of various factors, the main causes include:
Damaged nails from cosmetic treatments
Today, a frequent cause of nail plate damage is reconstruction with gel. When the gel is removed, the nail plate appears flaky, opaque and brittle.
Nails ruined by disease
The most frequent disease affecting nails is psoriasis. This causes a detachment between the lamellae of the lamina, known as psoriatic onycholysis, whereby the nail appears opaque, yellow, thickened, sometimes shattered or completely detached.
What are the main nail diseases?
Besides Psoriasis, there are several other nail disorders, the main ones being:
- Anonychia, absence of the nail plate
- Leuconichia, white nails or nails with white spots
- Melanonychia, black nails
- Onychodystrophy, a nail growth disorder caused by poor nutrition
- Onychogryphosis, claw-shaped nails
- Pachyonychia, thickening of the lamina
- Onycholysis, detachment of the lamina with separation of the lamellae
- Onychomycosis, a disorder linked to the presence of mycetes (fungi, moulds, yeasts)
mycosis of the nail is very rare and leads to destruction of the nail plate.
What can be done for damaged toenails?
Apply 2S Cream to the affected area. This cream, containing Sulphur and Salicylic Acid, treats damaged nails by keeping fungal or bacterial infections at bay and repairing the psoriatic lamellae by recompacting the nail.
- Proceed with thorough manicures and pedicures so as to respect the cuticles that protect the nail
- Use polish regularly, you must leave intervals free.
- Continuous nail reconstruction
Nails are made up of keratin with sulphur bridges. There are scientific studies that do not link vitamin deficiencies to nails. It has been shown that vitamin-deficient individuals do not have brittle nails, but other health problems. Nor is there any correlation with calcium deficiency.