Beauty in the Bag talked to some experts on how to enjoy the benefits of gel manicures and pedicures, while minimizing any potential risks.
Here’s what they had to say:
Do a nail self exam between treatments.
“Examine your nails after the gel polish comes off and if you notice anything going on, see a dermatologist before you reapply any polish,” Taub says. Same is true of your toenails, adds Krista Archer, DPM. “When you get a pedicure, don’t just read People magazine and text your friends, look at your toes to see if there is anything going on.”