nail bed

noun

Definition of nail bed

: the vascular epidermis upon which most of the fingernail or toenail rests that has a longitudinally ridged surface often visible through the nail

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Apply a top coat, then paint your entire nail bed one shade. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "10 Easy and Fun Nail Designs to Copy This Summer," 7 May 2019 And for best results, the pro suggests prepping the nail bed with a swipe of a cotton pad soaked in 99 percent acetone solution. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 5-Minute Manicure That Counts Fans From Jennifer Lopez to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," 29 Mar. 2019 However, Hadley suggests removing a gel manicure after two to three weeks maximum to avoid damaging nail beds and cuticles. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "4 Mistakes You’re Making When Wearing Gel Nail Polish," 25 Jan. 2019 Additionally, acetone can be extremely drying to the nail bed, causing nails to break or become brittle over time. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "4 Mistakes You’re Making When Wearing Gel Nail Polish," 25 Jan. 2019 Once all the polish is off, add moisture back to your nail beds with an oil like CND's Solar Oil. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Right Way To Remove Gel Nail Polish At Home," 20 Feb. 2019 Use a cotton swab to dab a little on your nail beds for extra nourishment. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Castor Oil Are Mostly for Your Hair and Skin," 15 Feb. 2019 Dermelect Makeover Ridge Filler acts as a base coat and quenches shriveled nail beds, while the Nails Inc. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Gel Nails: 12 Things You Need To Know About Gel Manicures," 17 July 2018 The surgeon froze his thumb and went in on the left side of the nail bed to scoop out the infected tissue. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Ozzy Osbourne Underwent Hand Surgery to Treat Multiple Staph Infections: ‘It Was Agony’," 23 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of nail bed

1883, in the meaning defined above

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nail bed

noun

Medical Definition of nail bed

: the vascular epidermis upon which most of the fingernail or toenail rests that has a longitudinally ridged surface often visible through the nail also : matrix sense 1b

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