This June 1, National Nail Polish Day is celebrated in American, certainly not a serious holiday. this date commits in the United States since 2017 as a national day of nail polish.
National Nail Polish Day How to Apply and tips for nail polish
1. Thoroughly clean the nails
The cleaner and less grease the nail is, the better the varnish will then adhere. Cleaning with acetone-free nail polish remover works particularly well. It loosens paint and cream residues without drying out the nail. Then wash your hands thoroughly. Do not apply the cream to hands and nails afterward.
2. Shape perfectly
A beautiful nail shape really brings out the varnish. The trend is still short, oval-shaped nails. It is easier to cut with a sand-leaf or glass file than with scissors or clippers.
To prevent the nails from splitting, always file in one direction and from the outside in. You can remove longitudinal grooves with a polishing file.
3. Do not shake nail polish
Almost every woman does it: In order to distribute the color in the nail polish bottle well, we shake it. But that is exactly what is wrong: shaking the paint causes air bubbles to form in the paint. These in turn ensure that the paint is uneven when it is applied and therefore flakes off more quickly. Better: roll the nail polish back and forth in your hands before painting. This liquefies the paint and makes it easier to apply.
4. To work in shifts
Thorough preparatory work is required, especially with colored paint. To protect the nails, a transparent base coat or groove filler is applied first.
It evens out unevenness on the nail surface, prevents discoloration and prevents the varnish from running into the nail bed. Then let it dry for two minutes.
5. Apply colored nail polish
The darker the paint , the more important it is to apply it precisely. While one layer of paint is sufficient for light tones, two to three layers of lacquer are better for bright colors. Let the lacquer dry well in between. It is easier to apply in three longitudinal strokes: first the middle, then the sides. To prevent the paint from chipping off, it helps to paint the tips horizontally first. Let dry, then paint lengthways.
6. Correct small mistakes
Oh, dear! Brushed next to it! Now you have to be quick, because mistakes are particularly noticeable with colored paintwork. Good for small corrections is e.g. B. a wooden stick or a Q-tip soaked in nail polish remover. So-called nail correction pens are particularly practical. This makes it particularly easy to remove small splashes of paint on the fingertips or the nail bed.
7. Shiny finish
Is the color varnish really dry? After about 15 minutes it should be hardened enough that you can brush a colorless top coat over it. It protects the paintwork from scratches or peeling and gives it a beautiful shine.
Little trick: if the color looks dull after a few days, one coat of topcoat is often enough to make it glow again.
Give your nails a break
If you keep applying new nail polish, it is very stressful for your nails. They dry out because of the paint. It is best to give your nails a break every now and then, do not apply any new polish and care for them with nail oil or a hand bath.
National Nail Polish Day: does the colored paint contain substances that are harmful to health or the environment?
First of all: Nail polish is subject to the Cosmetics Ordinance. This means that whoever brings the product to market has a person responsible for the product who is endowed with a lot of power and, of course, has the knowledge to create a safety report. The danger aspect lies more in keeping the bottles out of the reach of small children, who could smear the paint in their eyes or drink from them – this can be really critical. Since most paints are highly flammable, they should not be applied in the immediate vicinity of open flames.
So everything is harmless?
There is nothing in nail polish that should not be there, the EU Cosmetics Regulation sets clear limits. Application and inhalation do not pose any practically relevant risk. It could be different for people with previous illnesses – for example skin eczema – that cannot be ruled out in every case. There were considerations as to whether the ingredient acetone, which is also contained in nail polish remover, should be replaced, as it could dry out the skin and lead to eczema. I can imagine solvents like butyl acetate and ethyl acetate being used instead. With the former, however, because of the pleasant fruity smell, it must be ensured that children have no access to it.
What do you think of the discussion that nail polish contains substances that are toxic to reproduction?
The ingredient triphenyl phosphate – TPhP for short – is discussed on the Internet. It can influence the hormonal balance and is associated with infertility. There is also talk of damage to the genetic material. However, specialist bodies such as the MAK Commission or the WHO International Panel on Chemical Safety do not see it that way. The data available in the registration documents, which were put online by the European Chemicals Agency, make such a hazard potential appear unrealistic.
Especially not in nail polish, because TPhP is not allowed in Europe, it is not on the list of substances permitted by the Cosmetics Ordinance. In the USA, however, there appears to be nail polish that contains around one percent TPhP. The tolerable daily skin dose given on the European Chemicals Agency website for a person weighing 60 kilograms is 120 milligrams. In order to achieve this, she would have to rub in 12 milliliters of nail polish of this type of nail polish every day – this corresponds to the usual amount of a whole bottle, which I think is extremely unlikely.