What Happens to Your Body Few Hours After You Apply Nail Polish

Many women associate a neat manicure with the use of nail polish and appeal to nail coloration at least once a week. Whether permanent or semi-permanent manicure, this involves the use of nail polish. But here is what happens in your body 10 hours after you apply the nail polish. 

In a study made on 24 women who are using nail polish very often, the researchers found that each of them had in their bodies a substance called triphylphosphate, a substance found in this cosmetic product. Also, just 10 hours after nail polish was applied on the nails, these women began to experience classic symptoms of exposure to chemicals.

Almost all the companies of nail polish use this substance, as well as other equally dangerous subtypes, such as:

Toluene: This is a solvent that gives your nails the fine appearance and preserves the pigment. Toluene can affect the central nervous and reproductive system. Among the possible consequences of using a low-quality nail polish include headaches, weakness, dizziness, and nausea.

Another substance that affects the body is formaldehyde. This is a colorless gas that increases the life of the oil. If you have allergies, contact with formaldehyde can cause dermatitis or chemical burns. In more severe cases, it can cause heart rhythm problems, seizures and cancer.

The third substance you have to avoid is dibutyl phthalate. This ingredient is used as a perfume. The presence of this hazardous component can cause endocrine, gynecological and respiratory tract problems.

Specialists recommend the use of environmentally friendly nail polishes that doesn’t contain these dangerous substances. Especially if you use a nail polish on a few days, it’s advisable to avoid the cheap ones. To keep your nails clean and without stains, it’s recommended to use a base before applying a colored nail polish.