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Manicure Tips

Is your gel manicure giving you cancer?

Plus, he says, the risk for DNA damage that can lead to cancer is greater in adolescence , so anyone getting gel manicures in their 20s, 30s or later may have an even more reduced risk.

But when Karolina Jasko, Miss Illinois USA, recently saw a dark line appear across the surface of her nail and showed it to her doctor, she was diagnosed with melanoma.

“I got this black vertical line on my fingernail and I never really noticed it because I had acrylics,” the 20-year-old said to KTVU . “The doctor said I most likely got it from [the light] from getting acrylics [at] the nail salon.”

Dr. Carolyn Jacob, director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, believes that Jasko may have been at higher risk because of a family history of melanoma, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen to those who don’t have the same medical profile.

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“Whether indoor tanning, UV lamp, outdoor tanning, all of those can cause aging of the skin and potential for skin cancers,” Jacob said.

Manicure Tips?

Does anyone have any tips for doing an at-home manicure??

use stick take to stick on ur tip of ur nails so u wont go over the line with the white nail pilish, and u wil need clear or clear pink nail polish over the white.

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Manicure tips???

Does anybody have any good tips on how to remove excess polish from your nails??? I'm having problems w/ getting my red polish all over my fingers )=

i suggest getting a polish remover pen.

just get acrylics