“Gel nail polish is set or cured with ultraviolet light. Think of the light as baking the polish into the nails. The problem is that ultraviolet light is essentially sunlight and sunlight causes skin cancer” Dr Susan Taylor. WWWOOWW, that’s all I gotta say. Let’s get serious for a moment, they are claiming they are like small tanning beds? New research shows this is a crock. There is no research what-so-ever that shows correlation between the two women’s skin cancer on their hands and UV light from nail salons. The bulbs used in UV nail lamps contain special internal filters that remove almost all UVB which means they are less damaging then natural sunlight. The amount it exposes you to is the equivalent to spending 17-26 extra SECONDS outside a day between nail appointments. Test results show that UVA exposure for client skin is equivalent to spending an extra 1.5 to 2.7 minutes in sunlight each day between salon visits. Those tests are from what an AVERAGE person spends outside a day. Personally, I’m well over the average daily sun exposure and I bet if you looked it up you are too.
So there has been a lot of hype lately about gel polish and all the horrible things it does to your nails and then there are the people who rant and rave about them. Due to this I have decided to do a page on both aspects of Gel polish.I read article after article on gel polish and I have to tell you some of them are a complete joke. I feel like some of them were written just to get a rise out of people. I will tell you I do get gel manicures, that doesn’t mean my opinion is biased, it just means I read both sides and made an informed decision. That is not saying my opinion is right, it’s just mine.All that being said, just like with anything in life the bad comes with the good, but it doesn’t always outweigh it. To be bluntly honest I think they only reason people believe all his hype is because they are naive on the subject, they read about chemicals, damage, light, cancer, and instantly go “OMG this must be bad, I’ll never get a gel manicure.” That’s kinda like when the mechanic gets you to buy car parts you don’t need because he knows your not fully versed on