However, I'm a peeler. I truly believe that if you do it RIGHT, it won't cause damage. I know this from personal experience. I peel off my nail polish everyday and have very strong and healthy nails.
Here are my tips on safe polish peeling:
1. Use a cuticle oil or balm before painting your nails - this is just plain healthy to do anyways
2. Use at least two layers of base coat and let them dry completely before applying polish
3. If you're a peeler, you know that more than one layer of polish is needed. I use about 3, sometimes 4. I love a thick, rich manicure. Plus, you can't peel if you don't have several layers of polish on your nails
4. When it's time to peel: if it's not peeling off easily, STOP. This is when it will damage your nails. Pick up that remover and do it the old fashion way. However, if it's coming off easily and leaving your nails looking clean, I say go for it.
Obviously, this varies from person to person. It's a fact that the pH of your body will affect how nail polish sticks to your nails. For me, peeling is easy. But, like I said, if the polish isn't gliding off without much effort, you absolutely will damage your nails.
So, in summary, peeling is always going to be stigmatized as "bad" for your nails. But I really do believe it is okay in the right circumstances. It's also very handy when it comes to removing those pesky glitter polishes :)
I am going to try and post more "nailology" (yes I made up that word) topics that will include tips and tricks related to nails!