Gel Nails: Perfect and Shiny or a UV Nightmare


We are in the thick of wedding season, which means lots of ladies are off to get manicures!  Many have been opting for gel manicures lately for a bright, shiny, no-chip finish.  A gel manicure involves  four coats of polish and after each coat, you put your hands under a UV light.  Some professionals estimate this adds up to over 5 minutes of UV-A exposure, which is similar but not as strong as the tanning bed.  We all know tanning beds can cause skin cancer and increase the aging process of our skin.  Yikes! Be sure to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen on your hands if you’re getting a gel manicure or cover your hands with a cloth under the light, exposing just your nails.

NLT:  If you’d rather opt for a do-it-yourself manicure to avoid these possible health risks, give Priti NYC nail polish a try. Find all the trendy new shades, like Day Flower or Red Maple or check out the beautiful shades in the bridal collection.  These non-toxic nail polishes do not contain formaldehyde or toluene like many other nail polishes do.  Priti NYC also offers a non-toxic soy nail polish remover and uses recyclable glass bottles.  For $12.50 and under you can feel good about your health, the environment, and your wallet.

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