Beauty Supply NewVo Beauty Warns Gel Manicures Could Cause Skin Cancer

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In response to an article published by the New York Post, which discusses the cancer risk of getting gel manicures, beauty supply store NewVo Beauty affirms the dangers of using UV lights for gel manicures.

On March 20, Sara Greenstone, a spokesperson from NewVo Beauty, responds to an article published by the New York Post regarding the health risk pertaining to gel manicures.

According to the [New York Post, a doctor at the NYU School of Medicine says gel manicures that use UV lights to dry nail coating could actually cause skin cancer. Being exposed to UV light for an extended period of time damages skin cells, just like tanning beds.

Dr. Chris Adigun of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU says, “Women who frequently get gel manicures should consider their skin cancer risk because the UV light needed to cure the gel manicure is a risk factor for skin cancer.” Adigun says women should apply strong sunscreen to their hands before UV exposure.

Greenstone says there are other types of gel manicures that do not cause skin cancer. “There are gel polishes that work with LED lights,” she says. “Brands such as Red Carpet use LED lights, which do not emit cancer causing UV rays. You are getting the same effect, without risking your health.”

The New York Post reports that a few women have reported getting tumors on their hands due to over exposing their hands to UV lights during manicures.

“In the interest of being safe, I suggest women moderate the time spent under UV lights at the nail salon, or try to find other options that use LED lights,” Greenstone says.

“While I understand the long-lasting appeal for getting gel manicures, there are options for women who want to keep it traditional,” Greenstone says. “There are women who might want to stick with regular nail lacquer. Some topcoats like Seche Vite and OPI keep your nails looking shiny for a longer period of time. You could find them at most [beauty supply stores. They won’t last like a gel polish, but they are still strong enough to keep your nails from chipping for a while.”

NewVo Beauty sells over 5,000 professional beauty salon products. Committed to providing quality, hard to find products and great service, NewVo Beauty offers high-demand salon merchandise at affordable prices. They’re available 24/7 to answer any queries to ensure customers have a great buying experience.

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