Remember when you were a child and your mother told you that you weren’t allowed to wear nail polish because you were too young? Or, how about when she told you that nail polish would damage your nails?
Turns out she was right. Nail polish is damaging to your nails especially as a child when your body is still developing. Even once you’ve grown up wearing too much nail polish without allowing your nails time to breathe, this can cause them to become brittle and yellow.
Although, you don’t have to completely avoid using the pretty polish. Here are a few of the negative effects that nail polish has on your body.
As you may know, nail polish is made up of a bunch of toxic chemicals that are capable of not only damaging your nails but damaging your health.
Toluene can cause reproductive disorders and also affects the central nervous system. The likely consequences of this chemical are headaches, fainting, weakness, and nausea.
Another chemical found in nail polish is formaldehyde, a colorless gas that preserves the polish over long periods of time.