What are these?

SalonGeek

Help Support SalonGeek:

Pinkbunny28

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2011
Messages
2,902
Reaction score
49
Location
London
Hi geeks

I'm a bit worried. Looking at my nails I seem to have lines going across my free edge. A bit like on a tree trunk? Have no idea where they've come from. You can't really see it in the picture but the thumb shows a bit.

Does anyone know what they would be? x
 

Attachments

Jojo@salongeek

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2012
Messages
2,738
Reaction score
19
Location
Barnsley
Have you been wearing enhancements? x
 

Pinkbunny28

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2011
Messages
2,902
Reaction score
49
Location
London
No just opi polish and shellac and I always take it off properly. Have stopped picking completely. Am being really good :( x
 

xxAmyxx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2011
Messages
1,759
Reaction score
1
Location
Northern Ireland
I think they could be Beau's lines
 

Pinkbunny28

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2011
Messages
2,902
Reaction score
49
Location
London
Interesting. I don't see how they could be since I havnt had any trauma etc but you never know. Nails can be strange! Thanks for your suggestion x
 

curvygirl

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2012
Messages
1,224
Reaction score
8
Location
Bolton, Lancashire
Interesting. I don't see how they could be since I havnt had any trauma etc but you never know. Nails can be strange! Thanks for your suggestion x

are you eating properly? i used get them when i went on stupid diets..x
 

Emily Case

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
1,998
Reaction score
14
Location
UK
Changes in the nails can be a sign that you have an underlying medical problem. Have you been ill recently?

xx
 

Pinkbunny28

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2011
Messages
2,902
Reaction score
49
Location
London
I have just been on a diet that was useless but was only 4 days so didn't think that could be it.

To be honest I have been getting colds far too often, about 1 a month lately. Think it's down to stress so that could be why.

Thanks x
 

Envy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2004
Messages
1,836
Reaction score
178
Location
Auckland, New Zealand
I think they could be Beau's lines
Indeed they look like Beau lines - indicating an interuption in the thickness of the nail plate - they also appear to be on the plate as well. At the free edge you can see the colour variation as there is less plate to reflect light, hence you get a darker line.

To be honest I have been getting colds far too often, about 1 a month lately. Think it's down to stress so that could be why.
This sounds like the cause, even though it's not a major problem a cold added with stress can slow down the plate production while you are sick, and the regularity is creating a pattern.

Plenty of solar oil will help keep the strength in the plate while you work on getting healthy and back to proper nail plate production

hth's
 

Latest posts

Top