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What Harmful Nail Polish Ingredients You Need to Be Careful Of

For most people, looking at people’s nails give them a glimpse of other people’s personalities. To beautify our hands and make them extra fab and glam through nail art is one of the simple joys of women. Whether you are working 9 to 5, staying at home, or going to a party, having your nails polished is an essential part of your beauty regimen.

We know you agree that many of us dedicate some time and money to have our nails done, have them painted, or decorated because it makes us feel and look good. The truth is, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But what can contribute to us feeling great can also be the culprit of our nail health.

If you are guilty of getting your nails painted more often, then maybe you are like many women who just plunge right in when it comes to buying nail polish without looking at its content or ingredients. Well, sister, this is the time to change that habit!

Have you ever wondered why your nails are getting more and more brittle? Are you noticing some ridges on the surface of your nails that are never there before? 

Nail polish is one of the beauty products that flies under the health radar for far too long already. However, we are glad to see that women are starting to notice these harmful ingredients present in traditional polishes. 

Despite the fact that we are just putting the polish just on top of our nails, the toxins can still be absorbed by the body.

The next time you shop for your nail polish, please take a good look at these ingredients that you must avoid at all costs. Know the reasons why.

  1. Formaldehyde

Yes, we know. Reading this category is scary enough. Formaldehyde is used in morgues and in a taxidermist clinic. It is also used for building plastic and other materials. Did you know that this scary chemical is included in the traditional nail polish mix? 

That’s right. Grab those bottles and throw them away. Refresh your drawer with new and safer polishes. 

With repeated and prolonged exposure to this chemical, you can get cancer in the blood, throat, or nose. It can also pose serious harm and dangerous implications to pregnant women. 

  1. Phthalates

In all beauty products, phthalates have to be avoided. Why? This seemingly quiet attacker can impair fetal development in women, cause organ damage, and make you go into menopause early. Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) can mimic the estrogen hormone and when this happens, the body will be out of whack and can even affect your reproductive health.

  1. Toluene

This contributes to the smooth application and finish of the polish. It is the sweet and pungent smell that we are already used to. However, these strong fumes are extremely toxic and can cause neurological damage, decreased brain function, and hearing loss, just to name a few. 

When choosing your nail polish, look for these big three. If one of them is present, ditch that product. Don’t forget to maintain your nail health with Magic Pen Nail Cream to prevent breakage and ridges, and keep your nails well-hydrated, nourished, and moisturized.

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