There is plenty of information out there that can tell you what you should be doing for your skin, hair and nails but not a lot of information about what not to do. There are some things that the media would have you believe is a great way to handle certain beauty problems but that can actually cause you some serious problems.

Gel Nail Polish

Gel nail polish can last up to two weeks! No chips, no broken nails and no worries. Well there is something that you need to worry about. Many Gel Nail Polishes contain harmful cancer causing chemicals.

To remove gel nail polish you have to soak your nails in Acetone another chemical that can be harmful. So what is a girl to do? Ask your manicurist if the gel polish they use is BPA free, there are brands that do not include this harmful cancer causing agent in their formulas.

Moving on to the hardening process. UVA light is often used to harden the gel polish. UVA lighting is the cancer causing lighting from the sun. LED lighting can do the same job, ask your manicurist which type of lighting they use.

The other option is just not to use gel polish!



Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a very popular skin treatment. It removes the top layer of skin in essence by burning it off. There is not a lot of long term information available about these chemicals and how it effects your skin and overall health.

There are different types of chemical peels that are offered in salons and dermatologist offices. Opt always for the most natural option. The results may not be as powerful but the damage is likely not to be as powerful as well.


Botox is a derivative of Botulism a harmful bacteria that can be deadly. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing certain muscles in your face. While it has been proven to be completely safe, this is not something that you want to try to shop for the lowest price for.

There are a lot of dangerous people out there that will offer cut rate prices on Botox. You want to make sure that you never ever go to someone that seems like they are way below the standard price.

You also want to make sure that the person that is administering the injections is completely licensed and certified to do so.



Trendy Diets

Yo Yo weight is the worse weight. Losing and gaining and losing and gaining is bad for your body and typically each time you regain the weight you gain more weight.

You want to make lifestyle changes instead of trying the latest trend in diets. While the latest trend may take the weight off it very likely will not keep the weight off.

Everything in balance in life is important. Always be ware of the extremes whether it is your nails or your weight, if it sounds too good to be true it very likely is!

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