March 20, 2013Studies have shown that there is very little risk associated with the use of these lights. However, little risk does not necessarily mean no risk. There are two very easy preventative things that you can do to protect yourself during a gel manicure:
1. Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UV-A and UV-B rays prior to your manicure.
2. Or, use anti UV fingerless gloves during your manicure.
Esther’s Nail Center sent me a pair of these gloves to try out. They cover your whole lower arm all the way up to the elbow leaving only your fingertips exposed. They’re super easy to use… you just have to remember to put them on BEFORE you start your manicure!
You can see here that just my fingertips are exposed. The fabric actually was very close to my nail on the ring finger, but it didn’t get in the way or cause any problems at all.
Ta-da! A perfect gel manicure using Gelish Plum and Done.