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Answers about Acetone

After Dr.’s REMEDY got a shout-out in the Huffington Post for our Enriched Remover, so many of you asked about the potential dangers of acetone.

Q: WHAT'S UP WITH ACETONE?

A: Acetone is a harsh smelling and highly flammable liquid solvent used to remove things like nail polish, glue, and paint. Acetone is used to make plastic, fibers, drugs, and other chemicals.

Q: WHY IS ACETONE SO BAD FOR OUR NAILS?

  • Acetone leads to extremely dry, damaged, and brittle nails.
  • Constant use of products containing acetone leaves our nails with little to no time to recover and grow.
  • Acetone has dehydrating aspects that can lead to dry cuticles, which can eventually lead to painful hangnails or even infection.

 

Q: IS ACETONE DANGEROUS TO MY HEALTH?

A: Breathing moderate-to-high levels of acetone for short periods of time, can cause nose, throat, lung, and eye irritation; headaches; light-headedness; confusion; increased pulse rate; effects on blood; nausea; vomiting; unconsciousness and possibly coma; and shortening of the menstrual cycle in women.
*CDC Prevention Guidelines Database

Q: WHERE ELSE IS ACETONE FOUND?

  • Many hair and skin products have acetone in a diluted form.
  • Nail salons rely on acetone to remove gel manicures. Did you know that it takes 10 minutes to soak off the gel residue with acetone?

Footnotes

Huffington Post Article featuring Dr.’s REMEDY 

Use Dr.’s REMEDY
for nail recovery
after acetone exposure

 


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