Deborah Mayo

Manicures & associated chemicals

Discussion created by Deborah Mayo on Mar 19, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2012 by Janet Varela

Acetone (for soaking off 'gel nails' & the acrylic powder + liquid chemical that is mixed together & applied to the nails (ie, 'Acrylics').


I have finally figured out why the sensitive skin around my eyes gets burned (turns red, swells-up and peels & takes approx. 1-1/2 wks to heal) and I occassionaly get 'blisters' on my's because I'm exposed to these chemicals at the nail salon every 2-3 wks. 

I believe its the 'fumes/vapors' more than anything else because my fingers do not blister or burn - just the skin around my eyes is effected.

Has anyone else every come across this issue?   Thank you for any help you can give me on this matter.