Acetone is an ingredient that helps remove polish, acrylic tips, and gel manicure paint from your nails. Many women stay away from it as much as possible, as acetone has been said to damage your nails. With certain types of nail applications, though, it’s almost unavoidable during the removal process. Here at GR8NESS, we did some investigating to see the actual effects of acetone.
Our nails are made up primarily of keratin, a protein that protects our skin from damage. Fingernails protect our fingers from injury and to help us control the more precise movement of our fingertips. Think of trying to hit the right letter on a keyboard. Our fingernails help our fingertips to do just that.
Our nails can tell us a lot about our bodies, and we take great care to keep them in good condition. When acetone comes into contact with our fingernails, it can cause them to become weak, brittle, and more prone to breakage. It can also damage the surrounding skin, causing our cuticles to dry out. However, this doesn’t happen to everyone.
Acetone: Yay or Nay?
If you’re not experiencing these damaging effects after using acetone on your nails, it’s generally considered safe to keep using the product. So, GR8NESS readers, what’s been your experience with acetone nail polish remover? Have you noticed damaged, or do your nails seem just fine? Let us know below.