Hand sanitizer has become a mainstay in most purses, especially during cold and flu season, but while it kills germs, it also kills your mani. “The alcohol in hand sanitizers eats away at topcoat and causes your color to fade and dull,” Dalbo says. Exfoliators in body and facial scrubs are also a no-no, as they remove both the top layer of your skin and your polish. Wash your hands with a mild antibacterial soap to avoid colds and germs and preserve your mani, and reach for alcohol-free lotion. “If it has a fragrance, it contains alcohol, which leads to drying and chaffing,” says Jennifer Lopez’s manicurist, Elle.
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