But nail polishes and other related nail salon products can be very toxic.
When you're at the salon, you're breathing in all of the chemicals used in the products.
This doesn't mean that you have to stop having your nails done, says Carol Alt, who has come up with solutions to avoid all that toxicity.
For instance, there are certain brands that are organic and do not contain the harmful chemicals of mainstream polishes. Mineral Fusion is one option, and they manufacture both polish and nail polish remover (without the harmful acetate).
Other brands include Priti NYC and Ella+Mila.
Once you invest in these safer options, you can bring your own nail polish with you to the salon. If you're getting a pedicure, don't be afraid to bring your own lotions and moisturizers as well. You might get a few odd looks, but the bottom line is that it's your health and it should be your number-one priority.
Listen in as Carol joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about the dangers of mainstream nail polish, as well as healthier options.