Before you nail your perfect mani-pedi, here are some fun facts to know!
When the days are feeling drab, painting on a pretty nail colour is one of the quickest mood-boosters in the beauty department. If a manicure or pedicure is the first appointment you rushed out for in Phase 2, you’re not alone. But, have you ever wondered what’s in that bottle of nail polish? Or how your regular nail sesh affects your health? We delve into a few facts you probably didn’t know…
1. Most nail polishes contain the toxic 10
Are you aware of the nasties in your bottle of nail polish? Ten potentially toxic ingredients include formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBT), formaldehyde resin, camphor, triphenyl phospate (TPHP), xylene, ethyl tosylamide (or epoxy resin), parabens and gluten. We’ll spare you the technical details of each – but just know that this list includes carcinogens, possible allergens and other potentially harmful chemicals. This is why we prefer 10-free nail polishes that give us gorgeous results, sans the health risks. Want in? We’ve recently discovered Move Manicure, a mobile nail service that provides non-toxic manis and pedis in the comfort of your home.
2. Gel nail polishes can be toxic-free
So you’ve come across organic and vegan nail polishes that are free of nasties, but you’re not a fan of the long drying time. Well, you’re in luck, because there are non-toxic gel nail options out there! For busy bees, we recommend Move Manicure’s gel manicures and pedicures. Its certified manicurists use non-toxic formulas that cure within a few minutes under the nail lamp. Unlike traditional nail polishes, there’s no need to wait hours for the nail polish to fully dry. Once your gel sesh is done, you can go about your day without worrying about getting your gorgeous new colour scratched or smudged.
3. A mani-pedi can improve your nail health
Not keen on fussing around with nail colours? It’s still a good idea to get regular manicures and pedicures (just do away with the polish!). Letting a professional trim your nails and remove dead skin helps promote healthy nail growth. It also prevents fungal infections and ingrown nails. Plus, the massages that come with your mani-pedi will surely help you destress after a busy week.
Wanna give non-toxic nail treatments a go? Let Move Manicure’s experts bring a professional nail spa experience to your home. Fun fact: The brand collaborates with Daughters of Tomorrow to employ women from low income groups, empowering them with technical training and a fair salary. This means your manicures and pedicures will play a part in helping these women become financially independent, too. To get your nail fix, book your appointment at Move Manicure. Beautiful and healthy nails, here we come!
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This post is in partnership with Move Manicure.