How to protect your nails when varnishing them?

When you apply nail polish, it is important to protect your nails well. In this blog, your expert nail supplier Maryton will tell you how to protect your nails when varnishing them.

Moisturize the cuticles before each application of varnish, and push them back with a cuticle pusher. Never forget to apply a base coat: not only will this allow your nail polish to hold, but it will also protect your nails.

Choosing the right nail polish

Indeed, you should know that varnishes contain chemical substances which can be harmful for the good health of your nails but also directly for you if you have the bad habit of biting your nails. The most common toxic substances are:

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  • Toluene, also called methyl benzene or phenylmethane: it is the one that gives varnish its smell. It can cause yellowing of the nail.
  • Xylenes: they can cause coughs and fevers.
  • Formaldehyde: this is the component that allows the varnish to harden. It has irritating effects.
  • Parabens: these are the preservatives that prevent the formation of bacteria in the varnish. They can cause endocrine problems.

If possible, choose varnishes that contain as few of these substances as possible. It is also possible to remove your nail polish without solvent, with alternative methods such as lacquer, spray deodorant, lemon juice or 90° alcohol

We hope you liked this article and that it will inspire you for future. In addition to these, I advise you to invest in a complete manicure set! To help you in your choice, I invite you to visit our website.

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