What Happens to Your Body 10 Hours After You Apply Nail Polish

You are definitely aware of the fact that nail polish has bad influence on the health of your nails. In time they dry up and turn yellow. But are you aware of the immediate reactions your body has to nail polish? Do you know just what ingredients harm you and the way the affect your health?

The main danger of nail polish is its toxicity, because they may contain the following components:

  • Toluene- a solvent that gives the nails a smooth finish and preserves the pigment. Toluene can affect the central nervous system and cause serious reproductive disorders. Feelings of nausea, fainting, weakness and headaches are all signs of a substandard nail polish.
  • Dibutyl phthalate is used as a fragrance and can cause endocrine disorders, gynecological diseases and diseases of the respiratory tract.
  • Formaldehyde prolongs the polish’s storage life. It is a highly dangerous ingredient as it may trigger rhythm disorders, convulsions and even cancer.

Studies have shown that levels of diphenyl phosphate elevate alarmingly in the following 6 hours after applying nail polish. The results are beyond disturbing.

This is a powerful proof of the quickness with which the harmful ingredients make their way in the human body. What is even more disturbing is the fact that women don’t pay attention to this procedure, constantly putting themselves at risk!

It is specifically because of these ingredients that nail polish is not advisable for pregnant women, and they should indeed follow the doctor’s advice and give up nail polish for the time they are pregnant.

Still, there are ways to protect yourself from the harmful ingredients contained in nail polishes. Check the bottles for a few special markings:

  • ‘’5-Free’’ means the product does not contain formaldehyde, derivate resins from formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalates or camphor.
  • ‘’3-Free” means the nail polish is free of just three of the most harmful components: formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalates.