Dr Oz: Damage From Acrylic Nails
For Katie, she also had dry and brittle nail beds from the gel nails, but she had also developed eczema on the skin around her nails. It was revealed that 28% of her nails were damaged. When you get a gel manicure, in order to set the polish, you have to place your hands into a lamp that emits UV rays. It’s a low level and it’s only for a short period of time, but it’s still UV light which can cause premature aging and skin cancer.
Plus, to remove the nails you have to soak them in acetone, which is incredibly drying and irritating for your nails and the skin around them.