Allergic to shellac: could there be and how to avoid it?
Good day, dear readers, or rather reader, because this article was created for the fairer sex. Recently, it became very popular shellac innovative nail that combines gel and varnish.
Many ladies have benefited from this manicure. However, the shellac, as it turned out, there are also disadvantages. Allergic to shellac is increasingly becoming a cause of treatment to the allergist and the dermatologist.
Why it arises, how it is expressed and how to fight it? Want to know the answers? Then happy reading.
What is shellac and why it can be dangerous?
This type of manicure has recently appeared and became popular due to the positive properties:
- strengthens the nail plate;
- available in a wide color palette.
- has a special composition that contains vitamins, minerals and other nutrients;
- has no aroma;
- has a high resistance;
- the maximum amount of time is kept on the nail plate.
Hypersensitivity to the gel Polish often appear after repeated contact. Exposed Amateur procedure and a master manicurist. Could it be a reaction after the first contact with the shellac? Sometimes, but not often.
The main cause of hypersensitivity to shellac is intolerance to certain substances in its composition. Especially dangerous component is a methacrylate polymer, whereby the coating acquires high resistance.
So shellac should be used very cautiously, especially for the first time. In contact with it too often is not recommended. In addition to the polymer, hypersensitivity may provoke the following components gel Polish:
- acids such as phosphoric or citric;
- datetoday alcohol;
- butyl acetate;
- phenyl ketone.
How does shellac intolerance?
First, shellac suffers from the skin on the hands, especially around the nail plates on my fingers. How does such an Allergy, you ask? It is easy to recognize such symptoms of local character, such as:
- itchy fingertips;
- the appearance of a vesicular rash around the nail plate (as pictured);
- peeling and redness of the epidermis;
- redness of the skin on the fingers.
At the site of lesions after the retreat of allergies often remain pigmented spots that are very difficult displayed.
If instead of bubbles appears rash, these rashes are not only on fingers but also the hands and can also go to other parts of the body.
Plastic nail from allergies after gel Polish often begins to stratify, and across the surface.
The most serious complication of hypersensitivity to shellac is angioneurotic edema, which provokes methacrylate.
The complication is manifested by dyspnea, swelling of the throat, cough. If such symptoms develop, then you should immediately call an ambulance.
Antiallergic therapy after contact with the shellac
What if after the procedure there are signs of hypersensitivity? How to treat such a nasty Allergy? First and foremost, you need to remove the irritant.
In this case it is the gel Polish. If this is not done, the reaction will develop faster and more intense. In severe cases, possible death of the nail plate that permanently disfigure the fingers.
If the skin appear «wet» ulcers, to treat them with lotions liquid Burova. Allergic rash and other manifestations of intolerance shellac is used to treat a corticosteroid.
Treatment shellac intolerance will help anti-allergic medications — antihistamines:
How to prevent reactions to the shellac?
Oddly enough, but such a reaction can be easily prevented, that in a greater degree depends on the master. The procedure should be performed carefully and efficiently.
Material that is applied on the nail plate should not be in contact with the skin. Gel Polish tends to stick to any surface, why the wizard should be pure. On a sticky to put hands allergies is strictly prohibited!
Treatments shellac unnecessary to spend too often. Complete procedure can be considered only after complete drying of the coating. Before that, do not touch the nails.
If you are allergic to shellac, it is better to discard it. So it will be easier and safer. What can replace the shellac, you ask? There are many alternatives, not less resistant and high quality.
Analogues of the threat of shellac
Often hypersensitivity provokes gel Polish «Blyuskay». This manufacturer is popular, however, negative feedback keeps popping up.
If you’re prone to hypersensitivity, instead, use other types of coatings:
- conventional highly resistant lacquer, for example, «CND VINYLUX», which lasts more than a week;
- covering «Red Carpet», to which allergic reactions occur extremely rarely and only in particularly sensitive individuals.
Restoring the weakened nail plate after the Polish
Allergies on the fingers never go unnoticed. The nail plate after it weakened and damaged. How to get rid of the consequences of hypersensitivity? This will help folk recipes:
- bath with sea salt will help to strengthen and align the nail plate;
- rubbing the damaged plates of lemon juice, whereby is equalized the color of the nails, since the plate will be filled with vitamins;
- masochki of berry puree — cranberries, blueberries, currants.
Are there negative effects of shellac on your own? Are, as all human tissues tend to recover, but very slowly.
To speed up the recovery process by using the above home treatments.
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Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)