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*Glynis*

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Does anyone know what it is in insect repellent that affects nail polish? Has anyone else noticed this? Or does everyone else already know this!!

I've noticed it myself a few times on holiday, but never made the connection (I thought it was the heat :rolleyes: ). One of my clients said all her polish went sticky after she had applied suntan lotion containing insect repellent on holiday.

I looked at a few bottles of the stuff in the chemist and some do indeed say "Keep away from nail polish".

I now mention it to all my clients before they go on their hols. Am I the only one, or do you all do this?
 

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Yep Insect repellent does make to polish go sticky and yucky..........
The pesticide commonly found in repellents are pyrethrins and DEET. DEET is a common name or nickname for the chemical N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide. It can break down the enamel and reduce it to a sticky gungy mess................
So after application make sure you wash your hands or use a baby wipe, specially on the nail and around the cuticles....................
hope this helps
 
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