The ladies are going to hate me for this but this is an issue that has been brushed under the carpet for a while. We try not to think about the possible health implications because we want to look gorgeous!
Every day we notice a lot of nail polishing going on with the females and this is great, I am in no way advocating against that. In fact I am in love the aesthetics and the elegance it provides. However I had to ponder if there was such a thing as side effects on over indulgence of these activities and great new, the effects are minimal, except on one case.
Nail polishing helps to sterilize the finger and toe nail which is a great hygiene technique but the continuous fixing of artificial nails… now that’s the problem. This could lead to a fungal infection.
Fungus thrives on minimal ventilation and moisture. They are known to attach keratin layers such as nails and your artificial nail which masks the originals nail can create the optimum environment needed for the replication of toenail fungus and this leads to a serious infection.
Now fungus exists in nature as tiny invisible spores which simply float around in the atmosphere for a place to attach, perhaps a suitable environment for replication and these artificial nails can give them the perfect covering they need. There are numerous toenail fungus medicine but prevention is always best.
Of course preventive measures can be taken to ensure that your nails are invulnerable to such infections. A first step is to be selective of your salon choice. Make sure they sterilize their equipments and are big on hygiene. Always wash your nails and apply anti-fungal sprays or ointments. Desist from going barefoot in places that are not clean, if you do find yourself in such places remember to always wash and sterilize your nails.