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I got my first-ever gel manicure this summer! Being a writer, I rarely paint my fingernails anymore because any manicure gets chewed up in 10 minutes of typing. So when I heard that the miracles of modern technology had created a longer-lasting, more chip-resistant manicure, I was all over it. When I went in to get my nails done, I noticed the little UV light that my hands went under looked like a tanning bed for the hands, and apparently I’m not the only person who has thought this: There has been recent concern among fashionistas about the UV exposure for regular gel polish users, as reported by NPR two years ago. That’s why I was fascinated to learn about YouVeeShield.
YouVeeShield is the creation of Renee Albera, a gel polish fan who was dismayed to discover sun spots appearing on her hands. Determined to come up with something she could wear while getting gel manicures, she created a pair of “gloves” that block 99.96% of UV Light with a UPF rating of 50+. These disposable shields are sold in a packs of 10 to 20, designed to be worn at the salon during your manicure and then discarded. (And if you own a salon, you can buy them in bulk for your customers, too!) Learn more in this segment from The Today Show:
I absolutely love this concept because I am so strict about sun care. I’m the girl who is always carefully covering myself in sunscreen, and guess what – it’s definitely helped protect my skin a lot as I age! I feel like my hands are already pretty rough looking to begin with, so the last thing I want to do is start baking them under UV rays. Thanks to YouVeeShield, us sunscreen-loving fashionistas can further protect our hands!
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