Don't you hate it when you take off polish only to discover your polish has been working on an art project on your nail bed. Here is what my polish has been working for the last couple of days ....
I guess if I'm wearing darker colors no big deal, but eventually I need to straighten this business out, because every time I take off polish I frighten myself a little bit.
Now what? How do you deal with the stain-age? I have a very standard way of dealing with these kinds of stains ...
Buff that Motha Out!!
First I need to preface buffing:
Buffing is NOT for everyone AND like all wonderful things, must be done in moderation. Occasional buffing can be done on generally healthy nails. I buff because I am a good candidate. First, my nails are not super thin and are fairly healthy. Second, I don't use a rough file nor do I use it manically. Everything in moderation is okay (except high fructose corn syryp lol)! Third, I have ridges that only buffing can eliminate. Polish looks way better when I get rid of them. In my personal experience, ridge fillers are not as good as light buffing. Ridge filler instead gives me more problems than solutions (bubbling, crap dry time, extra steps with each mani, etc). Lastly, I have found light buffing is more effective vs. other chemical treatments.
With that said, if you have thin problematic nails you can avoid buffing altogether.
I love my buffing blocks and this is the baby I used to fix my stain-age problem. The grit strength is about 400.
If you are interested in my Nail File Series, that can be found here.
Lightly run the block vertically from cuticle to tip.
What is your method of choice for skid marks? :P