A few years ago, out of nowhere, my nails drastically changed. The healthy nails I enjoyed my entire life became filled with ridges, and even worse started lifting. I went to several dermatologists and the condition was either attributed to age or a newly developed allergic reaction to the polishes I’ve used forever. I had blood work done just to make sure something wasn’t seriously off, but nothing showed up as abnormal.
I stayed away from polish for close to a year, and still nothing changed. A bare healthy nail is beautiful, but one with ridges and spots is not. Since they were not improving without polish, I decided to test different brands to see if my nails would react. I could tell within a day and actually feel the reaction – like a tingling throb and sure enough they’d start lifting.
After several rounds of trial and error, I landed successfully on the above line up of products. Nail Tek 3 Ridge Filler preps and fills ridges, Dior Base Coat Abricot and Diorlesse Abricot both strengthen, are additional fillers and add a beautiful sheer color, followed by the Abricot Top Coat. Although it took months, using these products improved the health and appearance of my nails. I still have ridges, but they are far less dramatic.
Finally, I use Crème Abricot Nail Cream nightly as the last step in nail maintenance.
I’m adding links to the products readers have recommended so everyone can check them out.