Your gel manicure might last longer, but it has a gross secret By Mary Ward 28 August 2018 A gel manicure might last longer, but at what cost? A US study has found that fingernails painted with gel polish, favoured by beauticians for their long-lasting finish, retain more bacteria than other manicures. Your gel manicure might last longer, but it has a gross secret. Photo: Shutterstock Researchers from the University of Nebraska divided a group of healthcare workers into three groups. One group received a gel manicure, one a manicure with normal nail polish, and one had their nails left unpainted. Participants then...
Popular nail salon treatments expose women to health risks Shellac exposes your skin to UV light, increasing skin cancer risks. Photo: Getty Alana MitchelsonConsumer Affairs Journalist@AlanaMitchelson SHARE TWEETSHAREREDDITPINEMAILCOMMENT Leading Australian dermatologists have warned women who regularly have their nails done that they may be unknowingly exposing themselves to health risks – from impaired nail growth to skin cancer. Nail treatments such as shellac, SNS and even a standard manicure treatment can cause damage to your skin, Dr Natasha Cook of Darlinghurst Dermatology told The New Daily. Shellac is a type of gel treatment that sets under a UV lamp, while SNS involves dipping each nail into a...