Permanent enamels can cause terrible reactions of allergic dermatitis, warn dermatologists.
It is estimated that the cases increased due to the increasing popularity of the so-called permanent enamels, which need light for their fixation and contain UV acrylates.
But dermatologists speak almost of an epidemic at a global level due to the misuse of permanent enamels, gel nails, false eyelashes or extensions.
If the factors that cause it are not avoided, “the eruption may become chronic, and cause greater damage to the quality of life.”
Acrylates are plastic materials that are formed by the polymerization of monomers derived from acrylic or methacrylic acid. The biggest risk is that they have a cross reaction between them, the source said.
The doctor explains that these products seal the nails and that can encourage fungi to proliferate.
Here are some recommendations to use less aggressive nail polish and protect your nails:
- Classic glazes are less harmful, even if they are of short duration.
- It is convenient to take a break from the enamel and let the natural nails go back to repair.
- You can alternate permanent manicure with another normal enameling.
- In hand dermatitis, it is recommended to avoid excessive hand washing and use non-irritating moisturizing creams. It also indicates the use of mild soaps, moisturizers and detergents without perfumes.