We Need to Talk About Nail Health
When sitting in the nail salon, you might sometimes get lightheaded and start thinking, why? What exactly is in nail polish, and why are we never questioning it?
We've found the place that has all the information you need to know about finding that safe nail formula.
The Environmental Working Group Cosmetics Database, a non-profit organization, is best for getting to know your favorite makeup brands. The organization rates cosmetics with a 1 to 10 number. Low scores are recorded as low-hazard, while items given a 3 to 6 score are recognized as moderately hazardous. Items 7 and over are considered dangerous.
For nail health, the EWG Cosmetics Database encourages you to avoid formaldehyde or formalin in polish, hardeners, or other nail products as well as toluene and Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that is in polish. They warn, if you're pregnant, ditch the polish completely.
When it comes to your health, don't forget about your nails. Get to know what products you're applying to your body before you use them.
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