Well, here's some sad news for gel manicure enthusiasts. While you might be drawn to the shine and resilience that your manicures give you, you should also know that all that time that you're keeping your hands directly under a UV light is not that good for your skin. Whaaaa? But also duhhhhh?
We've heard the warnings before, but Dr. Chris Adigun, an assistant professor of dermatology at the NYU Medical School, is the most recent M.D. to climb aboard the anti-gel manicure bandwagon (don't get mad, she's only trying to help). In the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, she writes: