Steps to Healthy Toenails for Summer

Updated: May 5, 2019

We all love to show off our feet especially during summer months when sandals are our go to footwear. An aesthetic improvement that can instantly transform our feet is to file and paint our toenails. Whilst nail polish looks great on, leaving them on for an extended period of time (1month +) can start to compromise the health of the toenails.

Your skin, hair and nails are made out of keratin tissue which needs oxygen for the natural oils to regenerate & stay healthy. Prolonged use of nail polish on toenails can be absorbed and go through multiple layers resulting in chalky looking & yellow appearance of the nails.

Often in our practice, when we remove the nail polish after patients have had it for 1+ months...we can see yeast, bacteria, mould & mildew starting to develop underneath the nail plate which can lead to long-term problems. We recommend that you allow 1 week in between polishes to keep your nails in top condition as exposure to air will allow them to breathe & keep them looking and feeling healthy.

If you do experience chalky looking & yellowing appearance on the nails after removing your nail polish, not to worry ! Visit our podiatrists here at Foot Body Sole. See immediate results after 1 standard consultation with us. Let us gently burr away the top layer of the nail plate apply nail serum on the nail bed to bring them back to life before your next polish.


1. Use a base coat before applying your desired colour nail polish

2. Stick to lighter coloured nail polish (dark colours may result the nail looking more yellow when removed)

3. Use healthy nail polish free from chemicals such as Strene, Camphor, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Tosylamide Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Benzophenone 1

4. Wearing breathable shoes in summer & cotton socks to allow feet to breathe

5. Using nail serum / vitamin E oil in between polishes

6. 1 week break in between polishes


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