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How do nail cosmetics affect onychoschizia?

Nail cosmetics can have both a negative and positive effect on onychoschizia. Products with harsh chemicals can cause your nail to become dry and break. Products with acetone tend to be harsher than those without. Nail-strengthening polish and products, on the other hand, can help to improve your nails and limit your chance of developing onychoschizia.

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