Q: Why do I have white spots on my natural nail?A: White spots can sometimes appear after removing shellac if the nails have become somewhat dehydrated.
Tips & Tricks
Make sure you keep your nails hydrated by moisturising them. Moisturising your nails will not only enhance their appearance; it also improves and maintains flexibility while wearing shellac. CND Solar Oil has a super-penetrating formula that conditions and revitalizes the nails, and is available at our store.
Do not use an excessive amount of acetone when you are soaking off your shellac. You don't need to soak your entire nail and fingertips in acetone.
Don't go overboard with your base coat! If you use too much, it will take longer to remove and increase the risk of drying out your nails.
Warm it up! Lightly heat the oil you use to moisturise your nails to improve absorption. This will leave your nails with a softer, more fabulous finish.
Buff them away! You can apply an oil and lightly buff away pesky white spots. After buffing them, you shouldn't have a problem shellac-ing your nails again. If they are super dry, give them a break for a week or so.
Scrape away any excess shellac using an orangewood stick. Make sure you use gentle pressure since dehydrated nails are delicate.
Lay off harsh detergents or soaps. Run your hands under water after removing shellac and use a gentle soap.