Gel Manicures Get Some Heat Again

On and off, for months and months, we've been hearing various different news stories as to whether gel manicures actually cause cancer or not. Well, do they or don't they already?

A major concern of gel manicures is the UV lamps used to harden your polish. Does the exposure to these lamps cause skin cancer to the tops of your hands?

David Valia, VP of R&D over at Creative Nail Design says that you have not a thing to worry about. “The amount of energy from a UV lamp during a nail service would be roughly equivalent to the amount of UV exposure one would experience during a typical day of exposure in indoor florescent lighting.”

The Professional Beauty Association also said, “Gels have been used safely for decades. The latest generation of gels is safer and better than ever. Independent studies have shown that UV lamps are safe and the equivalent of only a couple of minutes exposure to sunlight.”

Rest assured gel manicure aficionados, you're in the clear.

Ally | Elite.

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