Monday, November 19, 2012

ARE GEL NAILS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH?

Hey ladies! I just wanted to pass along this article I came across on Yahoo.com. With the recent craze in gel manicures, I thought you might be interested. It suggests gel manis may be hazardous to your health due to the UV exposure in the drying process. It also suggests the removal process of gel manis (soaking nails in acetone for an extended period of time) can be very damaging to the nails & cuticle. It also suggests some tips. You can check out the full article here: Are Gel Manicures Dangerous?
For those of you who are fans of gel manicures, what do you think about this article? Does it cause you to rethink getting gel manicures?

(Picture featured in the article above)
XOXO,
Deriniti

3 comments:

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Deriniti said...

Thank you! I'm following back! : )

Sweet Baby Jem said...

You know how much UV exposure your hands get during a gel manicure? As much as you do with your hands on the steering wheel when driving to work or around town. And yes, acetone is somewhat drying to the nail... that's why there's nail and cuticle oil. An acetone soaked pad is applied to the gel polish to be removed directly and only needs to sit for 10 - 15 minutes. When done CORRECTLY, a gel manicure and removal should cause no actual damage to the nail. It's all scare tactics.