Skin Cancer: 24 Manicures Could Be Enough To Put You At Risk 19 05 14

The UVA and UVB rays used to dry nail varnish during gel manicures could be seriously increasing the risk of skin cancer.

Getting your nails done with a gel manicure just 24 times could be enough to put you at risk of skin cancer.

It's a shocking statistic and seems extreme considering the short period of time spent during manicures with your hands actually under the drying UV lights. But experts have warned that anyone with a heightened risk of the disease should stick to air-drying nails, rather than expose themselves to even small amounts of the UVA and UVB rays used to harden gel nail varnish. Yahoo 1/5/14

Iain Mack