Will Fashion Jewelry Turn Your Skin Green?
Metal alloys containing copper may turn your skin green whether you have an allergy or not. The copper may react with your sweat and the acids from your skin to produce copper chloride. Copper chloride is a green substance that then rubs off on your skin. If you are prone to sweating and the metal in your jewelry contains copper are going to have a high probability of it turning your turning your skin green. This chemical reaction can be prevented by painting any part of the jewelry that comes in contact with your skin with clear nail polish. The nail polish will need to be reapplied when if the polish wears off.
Before dismissing fashion jewelry containing copper, keep in mind the fact that some gold contains copper. For more information click here.
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