Nail polish often gets a bad reputation for having toxic chemicals that can cause harm. However, not all nail polishes contain these chemicals. Companies like Sheer Lust produce all-natural nail polishes that can actually be healthy for your nails. Here are some of the health benefits of using a vegan nail polish:
1.Boost your mood
It has been shown that colors affect your mood. So it only follows that your nail polish colors also affect your mood. Our brain reacts on multiple levels with the different colors that we see. Our bodies have an innate response to certain colors. The color that you choose to paint your nails really can affect your mood.
Red can cause your heart rate to increase, and green is a very relaxing color. Choosing blue can leave you with a calming feeling, and yellow can elicit dopamine making you happy.
2. Protects your nails
A coat of vegan nail polish can protect nails from daily wear and tear. Nail polish adds a protective barrier to the nails that keeps them from breaking or peeling. In addition, vegan polish can keep the nails from becoming affected by harsh weather or abrasive materials. Plus, if you already have nail damage, vegan nail polish is a great way to hide any damage while giving the nails time to heal. Many vegan nail polishes also have vitamins and minerals that can help your nails become stronger and more durable in the future.
3. Prevents nail biting
Vegan nail polish is great if you bite your nails. Beautifully painted nails can keep you from being tempted to bite your nails. Nail biting in itself has a number of harmful effects; it not only can cause social embarrassment, but nail biting also exposes you to disease-causing bacteria and nail infections. The process of biting your nails for an extended period of time can also wear down your teeth.
With a vegan nail polish you won’t have to worry about the occasional slip up if you do find yourself habitually placing your finger to your teeth; with no harmful chemicals it is not a problem should you occasionally slip up on the habit.
4. Avoid harmful chemicals
Some nail polishes do include harmful chemicals like DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde. These chemicals can cause hormone disruptions as well as nausea, vomiting, and headaches. By using a vegan nail polish that contains all-natural ingredients, you can avoid these harmful health effects and stay healthy even while painting your nails.
5. Time for self-care
Painting your nails can have a calming effect on the mind. When you paint your nails, you are able to take time for yourself without distraction in order to relax and pamper yourself. This process can result in a time to promote healing and create a mind-body connection that will ultimately improve your overall well-being.