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・・・Do you get a regular mani-pedi, or only bring out the polish for special occasions?
••Here are the main ingredients to check for and why 👇🏻
𝐓𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐞 – the chemical present in spray paints, and glues that are widely abused (who feels lightheaded in a nail salon?), it’s a well-studied neurotoxin that causes damage to the central nervous system and brain.
Exposure via nail polish could potentially affect health over time.⠀
𝐃𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐲𝐥 𝐩𝐡𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 (𝐃𝐁𝐏) – used to improve flexibility of polishes, is a powerful hormone disruptor, mimicking oestrogen and having knock-on effects including weight gain (thanks to messing with the thyroid), is harmful to fertility and developing foetuses.⠀
𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐲𝐥 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞 (𝐓𝐏𝐇𝐏) and its metabolite DPHP – this is used as a replacement for DBP but is sadly just another toxic oestrogen mimicker with the same associated effects.
Buuut.. my nails can’t absorb chemicals can they? Actually nails, cuticles and nail beds do absorb toxins, plus solvents in the products can mean nails are made more porous.
In a 2015 study, 1 group of women wore gloves and applied polish to acrylic nails, and another group painted their own nails directly and the no gloves group had a sharp increase in urine levels of DPHP. (Source: Environment International)⠀
Have a thought for your manicurist! A 2010 study published in Rheumatology found that people with lupus (a painful autoimmune condition that affects the body’s organs) were over 10 times more likely to have worked in job that entailed nail polish applications.
••So, what’s to be done?⠀
Try reducing the number of times per year you use polish.⠀
🌱Find brands without toxic ingredients.⠀
🍋Support your natural detoxification process with 1-2 servings of Chlorella daily. It’s been shown in numerous studies to remove harmful chemicals from the body.⠀
If you have a favorite brand that’s free from toxic chemicals, please share below!⠀
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