While this month is full of summer fun, remember to think safe when it comes to your cosmetics. In your beach bag include sun screen, your favorite book and a bright summer polish for your nails and toes. There are many different brands of nail (lacquers) polishes on the market but buyer beware, not all of them are the safe to use. Some nail polishes contain ingredients that may cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction. According to www.fda.gov, nail hardeners that contain formaldehyde may cause an irritation or allergic reaction to those sensitized to this compound. Signs of a reaction may include redness, a tingling sensation, swollen or numbness of the finger tips.
A trusted nail polish brand is OPI which is retailed in many salons nationwide. OPI products are formaldehyde-free and do not contain ingredients which are harmful to the natural nail plate. You can try a variety of colors to match your skin tone at www.opi.com. Having beautiful, health nails is the best summer accessory!
OPI offers a wide range of great colors for your nails and toes. For a great green try Who the Shrek Are You? If you're looking for a bright yellow try Need Sunglasses? A pop out pink that looks great with your pedicure is And This Little Piggy. Cavallaro & Co located at the mall in Columbia carries the full range of OPI lacquers. Check them out at www.cavallaroandco.com. 410-730-7229
Keep your skin, hair and nails properly protected, pampered and safe while enjoying your summer fun!