The Hidden Dangers of Acrylic Nails

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From toxic fillers to allergic reactions, you may want to re-think your nail habit.

If you reserve an hour on your calendar every two weeks for your bi-monthly fill or full set, this article is for you.

While it's no secret that acrylic nails are not the most sanitary beauty indulgence—think about that hard-to-clean area underneath your nail—they can also be detrimental to your health, especially if an MMA-based acrylic is used. Though MMA's (Methyl Methacrylate) have been banned by the FDA for use on nails because of toxicity, some lower-end nail salons still use the toxic substance to cut back on costs.

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It is important to pay attention to the health of your nails each time you visit a nail salon. If you are a serial acrylic wearer, then give your natural nail a chance to breathe every two or three months.

Have you noticed any changes in your nails after wearing acrylics? Share you story in the comments below!

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