Your weekly or monthly manicure may be your very own stress buster, or a boost to your overall beauty and the way you feel about yourself. The moment you put on that colour, a transformation takes place, and there is already something different about the way you move them stylishly.
If you just stole a glance at your painted nails while reading this, or if you’re thinking of what nail colour to put on next, we’ve actually got something for you.
No Matter What You Call Them, They Are Chemicals
And chemicals are toxic. Most of the nail polishes you have, whether they are the clear liquids or the bright colourful ones or the less loud but very classy nudes, they all contain some amount of chemicals in them that can potentially also be toxic, or at least harm your skin and health in some way or the other.
Toluene Can Cause More Harm Than The Beautiful Smooth Look
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Some of the ingredients, which are actually chemicals that you may have in your nail polish, are really dangerous. For instance, formaldehyde is a type of chemical that is known to increase the risk of cancer. Then again, there are other ingredients such as toluene (which is what gives your nail polish colour that smooth and even look) and dibutyl (which makes it easier for the polish to spread), which, when mixed together with formaldehyde, can form a deadly combination.
The Scary Part – Some Of The Biggest Brands Contain TPHP!
According to one of the studies undertaken to check the effects of nail polish on your skin, an ingredient known as triphenyl phosphate, or TPHP, which is present in most nail polishes, can get absorbed in your body in as early as within 10 to 14 hours of applying it.
Should You Be Worried?
If you are in the beauty and nail industry, where you regularly deal with nail paints, then you may speak to your doctor and check if you need to take any tests. Otherwise, the simplest way to keep yourself safe is to make sure that you do not accidentally ingest the nail polish. To be safe, if you have colour on your nails, avoid eating with your hands.
DISCLAIMER: While we have taken steps to check the accuracy of information & practices shared here; it is not a replacement for a doctor’s opinion. it is important to first always check with your own doctor before trying any medication, practice or suggestion from this site.