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What causes sculpting liquid to turn yellow? What causes artificial nails to turn yellow?

December 20, 2010

What causes sculpting liquid to turn yellow? What causes artificial nails to turn yellow?

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Liquid will yellow when residual acidic impurities in the liquid are exposed to air or light. The amount of impurities present determines the rate of yellowing. This means the rate of yellowing will vary from batch to batch and from monomer to monomer. There is very little the nail technician can do to prevent yellowing under these circumstances. Not exposing the liquid needlessly to light or air helps only minimally. — Sunil Sirdesai

 

Enhancement yellowing is usually a sign of either contamination or service breakdown. Contaminated liquid monomer, brushes, containers or dappen dishes are often the causes. Some products become damaged when exposed to UV tanning beds or sunlight. — Doug Schoon

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What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?

I have a client who has a recurring problem with her fourth toes during the winter months. Both of her “ring finger” toes develop a pinkish-red oval area on the pad. Then a month later, when I see her again, the skin has become dry and hard like a callus, with the layers of skin peeling away to reveal a deeper, dark epicenter.  It’s extremely painful for her and, needless to say, we do not touch it. But it clears up in the summer when she’s wearing open-toed sandals, so I suspect it has to be due to the boots she wears in the winter. Plus she never puts lotion on her feet or uses a foot file in between visits. What do you think causes this?

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