New 'Breathable' Polish Line Allows Nails The Air They Need
While not everyone has the nails for painting or the time or inclination to stay up on it, pedicures are something many women find or make the time for. That little splash of color can be the perfect pick me up for brightening our day or making us feel more attractive or put together, as it were. Yes, it’s superficial and maybe even silly, but it’s the little things in life that keep us all afloat. Unfortunately, one of the problems with keeping your nails painted on a continual basis is staining and discoloration. Now, a brand by the name of Orly has come out with a “Breathable” line that may finally change that.
If you’re a fan of nail polish and you’ve been using it with any regularity throughout your life, you know one of the most annoying consequences of prolonged use is the condition it can leave your nails in. If you’re a fan of dark colors like bold reds, burgundies, blacks or purples, then you know you have to put down a clear base coat first or your dazzling color choice will leave an ugly yellow, orange or dark stain on your nails once the polish is removed. Besides adding another step to the process and time to the fashion ritual, the practice also ensures that your nails will get no air, which can also lead to white patches and discoloration of the surface. Either way, you’re forced to keep them painted in order to hide the unsightliness the polish has inevitably created.
Orly’s “Breathable” line acts as a base coat and a top coat, so you purportedly only need two layers for full coverage. This is great news for nail polish lovers pressed for time. Said to combine a professional treatment and a long-lasting color, the polish also includes ingredients such as the super popular argan oil, that seems to be in everything anymore, and vitamins B5 and C. These last two healthy ingredients are said to not only seal and heal your cuticles but may also stimulate actual nail growth. The product’s formula is touted as allowing both air and moisture to reach your nails, which gives them a much-needed break from continual nail polish use without actually taking a sabbatical from it.
According to Dr. Joy Rowland, DPM, “your nails are much more permeable than your skin. As a result, they can soak up substances – such as nail polish – that are applied to their surface.” It’s Dr. Rowland’s recommendation, and that of many other physicians, that you give your nails a break from polish, primarily due to the fact it doesn’t allow your nails to breathe. If you keep them painted for several weeks at a time, it’s suggested you leave them unpainted for the same number of days or weeks to give them a chance to regain their health. She’s also got solid advice for rehabbing your nails, if you’ve already let them get in rough shape from years of habitual painting.
Orly Breathable Line Colors
The new Breathable line offers 18 delicious hues to indulge yourself in that range from soft, neutral palettes with subtle tones to vibrant shades of electrifying corals, purples and reds. Currently, the cost of each conditioning polish is just under $9, and they are available at retailers such as JCPenney, ULTA and various salons. Of course, if you prefer, you can also go online at orlybeauty.com and check them out there. Either way, if you’re a chronic user of nail polishes, it’s probably a good idea to check into breathable polishes before you end up with long-term problems with your feet and hands.