A Happy Reason to Get a Manicure

by Lexi Petronis, Glamour

You know what's really great? Finding out that something doesn't increase your cancer risk. And, today, we just so happen to have one of those somethings.

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A study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has found that the UV lamps used to dry gel manicures don't cause skin cancer--something dermatologists have been concerned with for years.

In fact, the researchers for the study say that it would take 13,000 to 40,000 drying sessions under the lamp to raise your risk of getting skin cancer. That works out to one gel manicure per week for the next 250 years.

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The researchers say that gel manicure lights use narrowband UVB rays, which are the same kind used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Yay! How nice is it to hear that this doesn't cause cancer?

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