Harvard Health Blog
A look at the effects of nail polish on nail health and safety
By: Janelle Nassim, MD, Contributor, and Kristina Liu, MD, MHS, Contributor In recent years, the nail polish industry has been transformed by the development of longer-lasting polish techniques. As dermatologists, we are often asked about the effects of these various products on nails. Here we review the main types of polish, and consider the pros and cons of each with an eye toward nail health and safety.