Before polishing your nails, you should know that there are many different materials that are used in the creation of nail polish. For some, it does not matter. However, when you delve deeper into nail polish, you quickly realize that the substances are not very healthy for someone to be using on a daily basis. Therefore, before you apply your nail polish, do some research. Talk to somebody who is familiar with the chemical components of the polish.
- Some women feel as if doing their nails is just simply not worth it anymore.
- As you get older, women are much more prone to taking the week off from getting their nails done.
- Before you actually go ahead and put on some nail polish, read up on the some of the side effects.
“There’s something about having painted nails that make even the most mundane tasks a little more fun. A glimpse at sparkly nails or a fun manicure design can add just a glimpse of sunlight in the middle of a blurry work week, but some experts say that our mani-pedis may not be so healthy for us in other ways.”
You don’t have to completely nix your manicures. If you want to minimize your exposure to the chemicals there are a few things you can do:
Opt for polishes labeled non-toxic. WebMD offers a list of polishes that passed the test.
California recognizes salons that are taking strides to be healthier (choosing non-toxic polishes, providing more ventilation etc.) Not all states or cities have this program, so you may need to do a bit of research before sitting in the manicure chair.
Remove your nail polish and let your nails breathe freely for a few days each month. Not only does this reduce your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, it’s actually good for your nails to get some fresh air too!”