UV Lights Used During Gel Manicures Can Increase Risk Of Skin Cancer.
Dr. Chris Adigun said in an American Academy of Dermatology report, “The UV dose that you receive during a gel manicure is brief, but it’s intense. Over time, this intense exposure can add up to cause skin damage.… For many patients, a gel manicure can be life-changing.” Dr. Carolyn Jacob, the director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, said, “Whether indoor tanning, UV lamp, outdoor tanning, all of those can cause aging of the skin and potential for skin cancers.”
Sunglasses Are Just As Important As Sunscreen.
Wind, dry weather (low humidity) and the sun can cause eye problems. The sun’s UV rays are particularly damaging, especially UV-B. Wearing the correct type of sunglasses can protect your eyes and help prevent skin cancer of the eyelids and surrounding skin. When shopping for sunglasses look for a UV label – blocking at least 99 percent of UV-A and UV-B rays.