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How Toxic Chemicals In Your Nail Polish Can Affect Your Health

How Toxic Chemicals In Your Nail Polish Can Affect Your Health

When you think about the chemicals that you apply every day on your skin, it's only natural to be concerned. A lot of these chemicals are used in nail polish and unfortunately some of these may cause numerous problems or health conditions. This blog is all about the skin conditions that can result from the use of nail polish.

Your nails are not just a beauty accessory. They're also a reflection of your health. Nail products can be toxic if they contain chemicals, including acrylates, formaldehyde, and toluene sulfonamide-formaldehyde resin. 

Acrylates are a family of chemicals used in nail products as hardeners, adhesives and plasticisers. It is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis. Itchy red patches may develop on the hands that contain this ingredient. The rash isn't contagious, but it can be very uncomfortable.

Formaldehyde is found in nail hardeners and nail polish. It can irritate the skin when it comes into contact with it. Formaldehyde also has a pungent odor that many people find unpleasant or even offensive. This can cause headaches as well as eye irritation and breathing difficulties if you inhale it while applying your nails or removing your nail polish at home.

Toluene is used in some nail polishes to improve its gloss, adhesion, strength and flow. It is known to cause irritations, headaches, dizziness and nausea.

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