For dry, splitting, peeling nails…


OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle OilQ: I have a nail peeling problem with my thumbs and the next two fingers on both hands. The other 2 fingers on both hands are strong, good nails. I have used OPI nail envy nail and strengthening & peeling which seals the split end but does not stop the splitting and peeling. I've had this problem for two years now. Have also used OPI hand and nail care. Any ideas to solve this dry splitting peeling problem would be great.

Alison: You've missed out a vital thing – your cuticles! Drying out of the nail area and nail peeling as you've described requires a product like OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Oil on your cuticles three times a day. Once a week when you have removed your nail strengthener and varnish, I would advise leaving it off over night and soaking your nails in the Avoplex Oil so that it actually goes into the bare nail as well as the cuticle. Any peels or flakes can be buffed off with a nail file and you can then seal your nails with the OPI Nail Envy treatment you already have.

The one thing I would query is whether you do some sort of manual work or hobby that requires you using those two sets of fingers as maybe this is causing your nail peeling effect. Or maybe poor circulation could be causing it as those two fingers are fed by the same veins. It may be worth looking in to.


  1. dorothy broadhurst September 15, 2013 at 7:28 am -  Reply

    hi alison, i have been using opi nail envy or perfect formula regularly for abut nine months now and have acheived the results that i wanted, but could you advise, is ok to use these products all the time or should we give our nais a”rest” from these products now and again and leave our nails completely natural. can i say i think your brilliant, your passion for beauty, i love your shows, you tell it howit is! many thanks.

  2. dorothy broadhurst September 16, 2013 at 5:14 am -  Reply

    hi alison, i have been using nail envy and perfect formula for about nine months now, alternating between the two, should we give our nails a break from these products from time to time alison and just leave them “natural”. can i just say i think yourbrilliant at what you do, i love your passion for beauty.

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