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8 Things Your Dermatologist Wants to Tell You

What she wants to tell you: You could be spending too much time at the nail salon.

“Patients often come into the office complaining of an itchy red rash on their eyelids,” says Melanie Grossman, MD, a dermatologist based in Manhattan. “And they assume it’s from their makeup or cleanser.” This condition, called eyelid dermatitis, is also caused by irritants in the air—the most likely culprit being the chemicals from nail polish, polish remover and other products wafting around in the nail salon, Grossman says.

How to help her—and you: If it becomes a recurring problem, consider limiting manicures to once every two weeks (and maybe find a salon with better ventilation).

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