DISCOLOURED OR DAMAGED TOENAILS
Yellowing or discoloured could simply be caused by migrating fake tan, staining or dehydration from nail polish or smoking. Thickened toenails can be a result of nail bed damage, trauma to the nail from injury or ill-fitting shoes. or they can thicken with age. Fungal nails are systemic, are difficult to treat topically and require expert care.
How to Prevent Discoloured or Damaged Toenails
Prevent yellowing of the nail by using a base coat before polish. If wearing a faux tan use a wet flannel to wipe the toenails after you have applied the tan. Foot hygiene is very important as a fungal skin condition can transmit to the nails, and be mindful of communal changing rooms. Wear comfortable shoes to reduce repetitive trauma to the nails.
How To Treat Discoloured or Damaged Toenails
- Crystal Nail File – reduce the thickness of the nail by using the nail file on its flat surface across the nail. Seal the nail with the shiner buffer
- Super Shiner Buffer – use to buff away discolouration
- Foot Hygiene Cream – apply all over the feet, between the toes and to the nails
- Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum – use over the nails
- Soothing Foot Powder – use daily directly onto feet or inside footwear
- Shoe & Insole Cleansing Spray – this is a bactericide; spray into footwear when you take off your shoes at the end of the day
- Seek the advice of a Podiatrist for care and management, including fungal nail testing and laser nail treatments