Do Nails Need To 'Breathe' Between Manicures?

April 21, 2015 12:38 PM

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Do Nails Need To 'Breathe' Between Manicures?

We live by the mantra: "A manicure a week keeps chipped nail polish at bay." But are we doing more harm than good to our nails by not giving them time to "breathe"?

The reality is that nails do not actually "breathe," as they receive their nutrients and oxygen from the blood stream and not the air, according to board certified dermatologist and nail specialist Dr. Dana Stern. But that doesn't mean you should wear polish all the time -- it just means oxygen depr...

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