Do Gel Manicures Cause Cancer?

The potentially damaging effect of UV rays on our skin is a well-known fact. It’s the reason we lather up with sunscreen, wear hats and never bake in tanning beds. But did you know that some of those ill effects might be found in what you see as just a regular part of your beauty routine?

More and more evidence suggests that the gel manicures you get every month could be harmful to your skin, with the lamps used to cure the gel containing high levels of UV radiation. Recent studies indicate that regular use of these lamps can cause DNA damage to the skin that is just as bad as going out into the sun unprotected.