Gel manicures, beloved for their long-lasting, chip-free finish, are also linked to health conditions like nail brittleness and thinning, skin irritation, and even skin cancer (UV lamps).
Sensibly, the AAD recommends gel manicure moderation. With the scary study results piling up, all we can say is letting nails go au naturel is getting more and more appealing each day. Well, at least for a few days, right? No-chip nails just aren’t worth skin cancer in our book. (Excerpt from Boston Magazine)