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Gel nails; any alternatives to UV lamps?

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SheKnewSheWasRight Sat 01-Mar-14 08:37:10

I wouldn't dream of going on a sunbed, but have recently discovered the delights of getting gel nails in a salon, with the drying being done under UV light; I'm pale - skinned, so probably not a good thing for me to do. Is there an alternative to using the UV light, but still getting a gel look and finish?

fififolle Sat 01-Mar-14 11:27:46

I had Jessica Geleration nails done recently and they used a quick cure non uv blue light.

Cookiepants Sat 01-Mar-14 11:29:29

I only get them done on special occasions and put high SPF on my hands before the appointment, but I accept I may be a bit weird wink

Cookiepants Sat 01-Mar-14 11:29:58

I am veeerrrryyy pale and would burn at night though.

itsbetterthanabox Sat 01-Mar-14 11:32:17

www.chickettes.com/gel-manicure-cancer-prevention-anti-uv-fingerless-gloves/

fififolle Sat 01-Mar-14 11:41:40

link here

itsbetterthanabox Sat 01-Mar-14 17:23:52

LED lights still use UV unfortunately.

SheKnewSheWasRight Sat 01-Mar-14 23:43:05

Thanks all; might invest in the gloves, and just get it done less frequently.

Floridagirl Sun 02-Mar-14 08:19:45

Or you could change to a salon that uses CND Vinylux - lasts a week and doesn't need a lamp to cure?

SheKnewSheWasRight Sun 02-Mar-14 20:41:51

Thanks Floridagirl, will see if anyone does that locally.

jackstini Mon 03-Mar-14 15:49:04

LED lights do use UV but have no UVA or UVB rays so they are safe.

They are also much quicker - my lamp takes 30 seconds for clear coats & 60 seconds for colours (Sensationail) UV takes 2-3 mins per coat

jackstini Mon 03-Mar-14 15:51:13

LED lights do use UV but have no UVA or UVB rays so they are safe.

They are also much quicker - my lamp takes 30 seconds for clear coats & 60 seconds for colours (Sensationail) UV takes 2-3 mins per coat

SheKnewSheWasRight Mon 10-Mar-14 06:23:18

Thanks Jackstini; are LED lights used in salons?

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