Gel Manicure Safety: Anti UV Fingerless Gloves 8

There has been a lot of buzz about the safety of using UV and LED lights for gel manicures and whether the exposure is enough to cause cancer.  The media has definitely put a negative spin on the topic and is creating a bit of a panic.  Studies 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!

Gel manicure safety - two simple preventative measures you can take

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.

Gel manicure safety - two simple preventative measures you can take

Gel manicure safety - two simple preventative measures you can take

Ta-da! A perfect gel manicure using Gelish Plum and Done.

Gel manicure safety - two simple preventative measures you can take

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