Topic: toxic nail polish

Shiny Nails…And Skin Cancer; Why Your Gel Manicure Isn’t Very Safe

Shiny Nails...And Skin Cancer; Why Your Gel Manicure Isn't Very Safe

People are obsessed with their nails these days, aren’t they? Intricate nail art has become wildly popular with everyone from Miley Cyrus to the HelloGiggles girls. Among us mere mortals, the gel manicure is one of the preferred means to maintain those fancy designs for longer. That’s because the gel polish stays on for weeks without chipping or fading. But you may want to think twice before you’re lured into the nail salon by the promise of long-lasting, super-shiny nail color. Gel and shellac manicures, while they may give you the longest-lasting results, also come with a host of increasingly alarming health concerns. More »