Are Gel Manicures Safe?

With sales of nail polish nearing $900 million a year in the United States alone,  there’s a sea of painted fingernails out there. But spending your cash on polish that chips or flakes in a couple of days can be a waste of time and money. Now, women have the option of gel polishes that offer 2 to 4 weeks of staying power.  However, some of the gel polishes out there can be more harm than good.  Its important to pick the right Gel Polish!

Although gel manicures can be beautiful and long-lasting, they can be tough on nails. Gel manicures can cause nail brittleness, peeling and cracking, and repeated use can increase the risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging on the hands.

The downside with gel manicures stems from the crucial UV-curing step. A recent study found that the cumulative damage from the light frequencies the nail lamps emit can cause DNA damage to the skin that can result in premature aging and possibly cancer.  UV lamps should be avoided.

More than just nail health,  opt for total body health,” Be careful and aware of  the “toxic trio” carcinogens that are present in many polishes: Formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). These ingredients were found to cause inflammation along with many other adverse side effects like disturbing liver and thyroid function for example,”

Nail damage is another downside of salon Gel Polish  One study found significant thinning of people’s nail plates after gel polish application. The cause isn’t clear, but it could be a result of the polish remover.   Another cause may be if the gels are incorrectly removed.   Which, if you’ve ever scrubbed at your regular polish with some acetone, you already know how drying it is  after just a few minutes.

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But not all hope is lost!

Thankfully there is a non-toxic, kid friendly option out there for Gel Polish!  This polish is Eco-friendly, nontoxic, solvent-free, lead-free, latex-free, cruelty-free, and 5+ FREE (No Toluene, no Dibutyl Phtalate, no Formaldehyde, no Formaldehyde Resin, and no Camphor).    This Gel Polish is also free of solvents, lead, and latex. This is why it is advertised as 5+ Free   This Gel Polish is cured with Led lights not the UV mentioned above.  If you would like to learn more about this Canadian based company click here: Gelmoment.

 

Source:Web MD

I am a Team Leader and distributor for GelMoment

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