On 10-Apr-2017 In Lifestyle
We always try to keep ourselves in style. From dresses to accessories, we maintain ourselves as long as the looks are concerned. As women, we love accessories, more than nearly anything (among many other things). Another thing that we love is to groom nails. We like to visit nail spa every few days to get a neat manicure and a clear coat of nail polish after. Although, nail polish looks extremely stylish and elegant, do you know what it can do to your body?Well, it's a common knowledge that cosmetics are not exactly good for health. But to be specific, your favorite nail polish contains certain chemical compounds that are known to cause disastrous effects on your body. If you had no idea about this, keep reading to find out what nail polish can do to your body.
Even the most popular brands who swear by the safety of their products contain traces of harmful chemicals in their nail polish.
These chemicals can result in horrible hormonal imbalances in your body. Unlike usual waste compounds, nail polish compounds aren't excreted by our system. Even after 10 hours of application, the compounds are present in the blood.
Have you heard about Triphenyl Phosphate? It is a chemical that can disrupt your hormone mechanism and affect your reproductive system as well.
Triphenyl Phosphate is an extremely harmful thing to women who like to paint their nails often because this chemical gets mixed with their blood.
With regular application, this chemical stays inside your system and messes up your body.
Triphenyl Phosphates are known to affect your brain because they act as neuro-toxins. They also cause allergies in the long run so they affect your skin as well. Source
Toluene is a chemical used in glues and whiteners. They can prove to affect brain development and promote skin rashes.
Formaldehyde is another chemical present in some nail polishes which contains carcinogenic agents (cancer-causing agents). So what to do?
If you're a big fan of applying some nail color, you can opt for some organic colors which contain only water-based colors.