Dr Oz Manicure Tips: Acrylic Nails Dangers & Gel Nails Warning

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Dr Oz: Damage From Acrylic Nails

Dr Oz Manicure Tips: Acrylic Nails Dangers & Gel Nails Warning

Before you head to the salon for another manicure, find out what Dr Oz discovered when talking about beauty treatments gone wrong. (ashleymackinnon / Flickr)

Dr Whitney Bowe was able to look closely at their nails and analyze them. She found Shanika, who used to wear acrylic nails, who had nail plates that were thin, dry, brittle, and dehydrated. She also didn’t have any cuticles which are important for protecting against infections. Shanika also had hyper-pigmentation on the area directly below her nails. That darker-colored skin was a sign of ongoing inflammation and damage. It was revealed that 44% of her nails were damaged or not healthy!

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Dr Bowe shared another picture of nails that were severely damaged from acrylic nails. She explained that there’s space between the acrylic nail and your natural nail where bacteria can get trapped, leading to bacterial infections.

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