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I have just returned to work after several years out of the business and I am having a problem with shite spots on th nail bed. I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. It doesn't always happen. Any suggestions as to why this is happening Confusedhock:

Thanks,
Shanna

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Could be lack of moisture, some medications can cause this or an allergic reaction to a product. First thing I would recommend is to use cuticle oil all over your nail and good lotion and see if that makes it go away.
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> Could be lack of moisture, some medications can cause this or an allergic reaction
> to a product. First thing I would recommend is to use cuticle oil all over
> your nail and good lotion and see if that makes it go away.

It is happening while I am preping the nail for acrylic application, so i don't think that I can use oil Sad . I am not sure what I am doing wrong as I have never had this problem before. thanks for the advice Big Grin I will try that on my manicures.
could be from overfiling or pressing too hard on the natural nail. What is your prep procedure?

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Sorry thought you were talking about your own natural nails. Are the white spots on their natural nail or showing up in your acrylic? Are they still there after your done with the service and used cuticle oil to re-moisturize their nails?
I prep the nail by pushing cuticle back and filing before I primer. I am using a 80 grit file (maybe that is too much?). I didn't think that I was pushing too hard, but now that I think of it I have always had a heavy hand :? I will try no to use as much pressure and see if that helps. Thanks for the response.

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Still haven't told us if the white spots are on the natural nail or in the acrylic. Regardless, an 80 grit file is way to coarse to definitely use on a natural nail, only need a 240 grit for that, and for the acrylic a 100 grit is sufficient. And using less pressure on an natural is essential. With products now days you don't have to "rough" up the nail anymore. All you need to do is buff off the shine. HTH!!
Yup 80 grit on the natural nail is way too coarse. I bet that your issue right there. I agree with the 240 for you being heavy handed but I use 180 because I have a lighter touch.