ASK ANA: How to Keep Healthy Nails

Keeping Healthy Nails  Keeping Healthy Nails ASK ANA Hi Ana…my friend bought the Bliss Kiss™ Simply Pure™ hydrating oil starter kit and give me the pen …It is really good… But do I have to use the oil for the rest of my life to keep my nails in good shape?” ~Yuli ANSWER This is a great […]

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ASK ANA: Long Nails – Will I Ever Have Them?

Long Nails Long Nails: Will I Ever Have Them? Today’s article actually addresses two important ASK ANA questions that are intertwined … ASK ANA “I saw the pic of your long nails you put up on Facebook. How do keep them so long and beautiful without breaking? I’m using your high quality jojoba nail and cuticle oil. […]

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ASK DOUG: Carcinogens in Nail Polish

Carcinogens in Nail Polish by Doug Schoon Carcinogens in Nail Polish ASK DOUG Hi Doug, I keep hearing that the chemicals in polish, gel and acrylic nail products are carcinogenic. Is this true? I’m afraid of getting cancer? ~Chris ANSWER Do the words acetaldehyde and formaldehyde frighten you? Most people would say yes, especially since California requires a […]

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Stress Fractures In Nails

Stress Fractures in Nails Stress Fractures In Nails Have you ever been making the bed and bent a nail? I have. Way too many times. Simply put, a stress fracture in nails is when you accidentally bend the nail but it doesn’t break. Instead, you’re left with a bunch of keratin nail cells that won’t […]

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ASK ANA: Peel Off Base Coat – Is It Damaging?

Peel Off Base Coat ASK ANA: Peel Off Base Coat Hello! I’ve been reading a lot of your articles and I’m so impressed with them. I have learned so much. Being new to the nail world and after researching your website, I can’t help but wonder one thing. My favorite YouTube vlogger loves using a peel […]

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ASK ANA – Mani & Bath Bombs – Good or Bad?

Bath Bombs ASK ANA: Bath Bombs Hi Ana, mani-bombs seem all the rage. But I’m confused. You teach that water is damaging to nails. So are they ok, or should we stay away from them? Are bath bombs ok? ~Anne ANSWER To put it simply, mani bath bombs make me cringe. I was shocked when […]

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ASK DOUG: Nail Growth – How Do Fingernails Grow?

Nail Growth: by Doug Schoon Nail Growth: How Do Fingernails Grow? ASK DOUG Hi Doug, Is it possible to make my nails thicker or grow a different shape? Thanks for your help! ~Vicki ANSWER The finger nail plate is generally composed of about 50 layers of nail plate cells stacked upon each other. Where do these nail […]

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ASK ANA: Nail Clippers – Are They Safe?

Nail Clippers. ASK ANA: Is it safe to use nail clippers to cut your nails? ~Bethany ANSWER This is such a great question and a topic I have wanted to address for a long time. Safe? Is it safe to cut your hair? Finger nails and hair are simply dead keratin cells. Technically, using nail clippers […]

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