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Reducing toxic substances from the products of the daily beauty routine is one of the issues that concerns most women who visit me every day.
It should be clarified here that another chemical used in a product and another toxic or harmful chemical that is often harmful to health, even in the long run.
Now, there is a lot of awareness and information that helps you choose products with less harmful chemicals, vegan- without ingredients of animal origin, gluten free that make you feel and be beautiful without causing allergic reactions or burdening the body and the environment.
Especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding, you are called to choose more carefully the cosmetics and beauty products you use in order to feel safe and secure.
Nails in pregnancy and breastfeeding
You can still enjoy your favorite nail routine during pregnancy and after breastfeeding! It is normal, however, in this beautiful period to be even more careful with the nail polishes you choose to meet the appropriate specifications. Those that are at least 3-free are considered safe to use.
Look for new and advanced formulas that are friendly and do not burden the body or disturb the pH of the skin.
Using a nail base before applying the paint also helps, because it has the ability to prevent the absorption of chemicals by the skin.
What the experts say
Your doctor is the one who has the final say in your pregnancy and is the most competent to give you the necessary advice.
Gynecologists confirm that nail painting and grooming is allowed during pregnancy and breastfeeding, explaining that nails are dead extracellular formations that do not absorb substances. Also, there is insufficient research to prove that the use of nail polish in pregnancy can cause problems in the fetus.
10 Toxic Chemicals You Best Avoid
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is recommended to use mano free from harmful ingredients, which are contained in the usual nail polishes on the market.
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FormaldehydeCharacterized as a carcinogen, it is often used as a preservative, nail hardener and enhancer in conventional varnishes.
Toluene Included in some varnishes as a solvent for smooth application has been associated with reduced human reproduction and development, respiratory distress, nervous system damage and nausea.
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)May affect the reproductive system and is associated with cancer, DBP has been used as a plasticizer and solvent to reduce damage.
CamphorAdded to some nail polishes for more shine. Camphor can cause allergic reactions in large doses, causing irritation, dizziness, nausea and headaches.
Triphenyl phosphate (TPHP)Research has shown that it causes changes in hormone regulation, metabolism and reproductive systems. It has been used in the varnish as a plasticizer that makes the varnish flexible but durable.
Parabens are preservatives that can negatively affect estrogen and cause hormonal problems.
Tosylamide Used in many nail polishes to make them shiny and durable. It has been characterized as carcinogenic and toxic in large quantities. In small quantities, it may cause allergies in some people.
Bisphenol A(Bisphenol A) May affect the functioning of the hormonal system. Complications from exposure to bisphenol A are more likely in children.
E-series Glycol ether Exposure to high levels can lead to neurological and hematological effects such as fatigue, nausea and anemia.
Di (propylheptyl) orthophthalate (DPHP) is also used as a plasticizer and solvent and exposure to high levels can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive system.
Definitely no need to panic! Some of the above are used in the market only in small quantities. But why not completely exclude them from your nails especially when it comes to this sensitive period in your life?
Acetone-free nail polish remover (acetone)
What is most harmful to pregnancy are the strong odors of chemicals and cosmetics that can cause nausea and dizziness. It is important to use nail products in a well-ventilated area.
The acetone that is a key ingredient in most nail polishes on the market is highly volatile and can burden the respiratory system. It also dehydrates the nails after removing their natural oils.
Choose an alternative acetone, ie an acetone-free nail polish remover that does not dehydrate the skin and does not disturb the natural oiliness of the nails.
At KISS ME, STUPID we believe that beauty should not burden our health and the environment. We do not consider that there is a real dilemma since there is more and more vigilance and consumer consciousness.
When at the time of KISS KISS NAILS I had to choose a simple varnish for use in the provision of manicure-pedicure service my criteria were
“The best possible formula with the least possible harmful chemicals, without animal experiments, without animal derivatives”
My search for the best quality and value for money products continues unabated. I look for them first for myself, so that I can then happily share them with all of you who trust me!