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These Fingerless Gloves Promise to Protect Your Hands From Gel Manicure Lamps’ UV Damage
Depending on who you ask, gel manicures are perfectly safe. Some dermatologists and studies say the UV lamps that quickly cure gel polish put fans of the treatment at higher risk for skin cancer, while others say the exposure is so minimal that there’s nothing to worry about. However, a 2015 study published in JAMA Dermatology recommends that, despite the arguably negligible risk, gel manicure enthusiasts should use “physical blocking sunscreens or UVA protective gloves to limit the risk of carcinogenesis and photoaging.”
If you’re thinking, Wait, what the hell are UVA protective gloves?, you’re not alone. I’d never heard of such a thing back in 2015, and until today, I assumed the folks behind that study recommended an imaginary accessory. But, it turns out at least one company, ManiGlovz, is, in fact, making gloves that protect your hands’ skin from UV damage. And, yes, they are sassy as hell.
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If you’re heading off to a spa vacation, be sure to pack these fun but effective gloves that protect against UV and LED lights during gel manicures and dryers during regular ones. Made of UV 50+ Protective Compression Tricot, they resist runs and provide phenomenal four-way stretch. Each pair comes in its own travel pouch, and can be gently washed and hung to dry. Price: $24
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The major downside to Shellac and other gels is that they entail exposing your skin to UV light. Repeated UV exposure is a major risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancer. If you decide you still want to go through with a gel manicure, you can cut the fingers out of gloves with UV protection, or buy a pair specifically designed for wearing to appointments, like ManiGlovz (Buy It, $24, amazon.com). In addition, some people experience allergic reactions to some common ingredients in the polishes used for gel manicures. (More on that: Could You Be Allergic to Your Gel Manicure?)
The most noticeable difference between CND Shellac nail polish and other gel options is how easily it removes, Arnold says. “The Shellac formula was created so that when acetone-based removers are applied, the coating actually breaks into tiny pieces and releases from the nail, allowing for an effortless removal,” she explains. “When correctly applied and cured, tiny microscopic tunnels form throughout the coating and when it’s time to remove, the acetone penetrates through these tiny tunnels, all the way to the base layer and then releases from the nail. This means no scraping and forcing the coating from the nails like other gel polishes, preserving the health and integrity of the nail underneath.”
These Gloves Protect Your Hands From UV Rays
Who doesn’t love a gel manicure? Regular polish that chips as you are leaving the salon just doesn’t cut it anymore. However, with gels comes the UV light used to cure the polish. Enter ManiGlovz, the brainchild of Westchester resident and mother of three Kim Motola. She thought that if she’s so obsessive with sunscreen on her body when she’s out by the pool, why neglect her hands? ManiGlovz are made using UV 50+ Protective Compression Tricot and come in a variety of bright and fun patterns. They can be hand-washed and stretch, so you can easily remove them after the gel cures.
The research on the harmful effects of UV rays on your hands for a short amount of time a month vary, but we say better safe than sorry. If anything, you’ll look cute for your next nail appointment, and you can hold on to them for your next ’80s party!
Wear These Fingerless Gloves During Your Gel Mani to Protect Against Harmful UV Lamps
ManiGlovz ($25) was founded by Kim Motola, a self-professed “sunscreen fanatic” who felt uncomfortably hot during one session under a UV lamp. In response, she spent months researching the effects of lamps on skin and developed the UV 50+ material that makes up her gloves, which the company says protects against 98 percent of all UV rays.
Plus, each one comes in funky patterns such as pop art lips, mermaid’s tail green, and a galactic space print. There’s even a standard black for all you minimalists out there. Read on to see these accessories in action.
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Spot No.3: The Back of Your Hands: You know the saying: the hands reveal your age first, making frequent SPF application is even more crucial. Pick a hand cream with sunscreen built-in, covering your wrists, entire hand, and in between each finger. Also, keep a bottle handy to reapply after you wash your hands. Drive a ton? Consider physical protection to really up the ante. “ManiGlovz are UPF 50 gloves and are such a great way to achieve amazing protection,” adds Dr. Robinson.
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The Sunscreen: ManiGlovz® UPF 50 ($24)
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Why She Loves It: Though these gloves aren’t a traditional form of SPF, they still provide powerful protection against UV — which makes them a must for those of us hooked on gel manicures. “We know that UV radiation from the sun causes premature aging and skin cancer, but we can also receive UV radiation or high energy visible light from other sources, such as [some of] the lights used with gel manicures,” explains Dr. Robinson. She notes that they’re not only an excellent way to protect yourself at the salon, but are a great choice to pop on while driving, too.
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You most likely remember the sunscreen when you’re out and about…but what about when you get your gel mani? I love these gloves as a way to properly protect your hands. These ultra-chic Smooches ManiGlovz are made using powerful UPF 50+ UV Protective Compression tricot. They block over 98% of all UV and LED rays. Perfect for sun protection, gel manicures, driving, and post laser or cosmetic treatment protection.
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Consider fingerless sun-protective gloves. Just like you can buy protective clothing with a UPF rating (the fabric version of SPF), you can buy manicure-ready protection for your hands, too. You’ll want to look for fingerless gloves with UPF 50, Dr. Wysong says, like these flashy ones from ManiGlovz ($25; maniglovz.com) or a more understated pair from MelodySusie ($11; amazon.com).
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Who doesn’t love a good gel manicure? With an increasing number of women and men getting manicures, it’s time to consider protecting oneself from the harmful UV and LED lamps used to seal the polish. ManiGlovz are made using UV 50+ protective compression tricot and a four-way stretch polyester/Lycra blend available in a plethora of fun prints. If you’re really fashion forward, you can even accessorize your favorite leggings with these fabulous, fingerless gloves.
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ManiGlovz, $24: Love gel, but worried about those LED and UV lights destroying your mitts? Same. Which is why we’re obsessed with ManiGlovz. These UV protective manicure gloves take the place of SPF on your hands when you’re at the drying station and you needn’t worry about weird stares, since they come in a variety of on-trend prints and patterns. People will just assume they’re part of your lewk.
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Summer Beauty Essentials for Brides & Wedding Guests
From hair and nail tools to primers and fragrances, discover these must-have beauty products.Wedding season typically includes the summer months, but we’ve seen a rise in couples choosing fall as their desired season to get married. Whether you’re saying “I do” or attending the nuptials of a friend or family member this season or next, there’s no better time than now to start adding items to your daily beauty regimen. The heat of the coming months – in addition to more sun exposure – can take a toll on your skin and hair, so it’s important to start preventing the damage as soon as you can.
Once you get engaged, nearly everyone will ask to see your sparkler, which is why we recommend keeping your nails beautiful throughout your engagement. If you like getting gel manicures, be sure to bring these protective gloves with you to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
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Showing our friends we love them doesn’t have to be about spending a ton of cash or getting an outrageously unique gift. It really is the thought that counts. Giving them something that shows you care and are interested enough to pay attention can go a long way. You need thoughtful gifts, but may not know where to start. If your friend loves her gel manicures, this is a new glove for SPF protection during the UV drying portion. It’ll protect her against the risk of skin cancer during her salon visit. What better gift than that?
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Gel manicures are increasingly becoming more popular because they render your nails impeccable, durable, and chip-free for two weeks or more. However, there are some risks linked with gel manicures, which include skin damage from the UV Rays and the LED Lights used in the process. ManiGlovz fixes the problem so you’ll have a worry-free and safe gel manicure. The UPF + protective gloves not only protect your skin, but they’re safe and stylish. With a ton of fabulous and fun prints to choose from, you can’t go wrong with ManiGlovz. Each set comes in a 4 X 6 pouch that fits perfectly in your purse so you can have them on hand, no pun intended. We all know we need to protect our skin from sun damage, and our hands are equally important.
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With school right around the corner, we have the perfect gift guide to help any student (and their family!) survive the late nights, study sessions and whatever else it takes to make the grades. Start the Year with Great Nails: If you’re like us, you stopped getting gel manicures because of the harmful UV rays on your hands. ManiGlovz are what you’ve been waiting for to be pampered. We love this brilliant solution to a possible health risk. $24
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One of the downsides of gel manicures is that your hands are exposed to UV light. Enter these handy gloves, $24. Wright explains that the fingerless gloves use UV 50+ protective compression fabric along with hydrating aloe vera microcapsules to protect your hands from premature aging during gel manis. Plus, a portion of the sales go to the Skin Cancer Foundation and Pediatric Cancer Foundation — and the gloves come in fun colors and patterns.
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Think Pink This Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Think Pink with skincare companies iS Clinical and The Better Skin Co, and hand care company Maniglovz that have designed products to help us win the war against breast cancer. Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month while getting your favorite pink gel mani as you slip your hands into ManiGlovz “Cotton Candy” for BCA. These UV protected gloves are designed to protect the skin on your hands as your nails dry under salon LED and UV lights. Throughout the month of October 2018, for every ManiGlovz “Cotton Candy” purchased, 40% of all proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
ManiGlovz™ are made with UV 50+ Protective Compression Tricot (some with hydrating aloe vera microcapsules), and a combination of polyester super microfibers and lycra, a max dry performance fabric that resists runs and provides phenomenal 4 way stretch, along with superb retention capabilities. These stylish gloves are 82% Polyester, 18% Lycra, and come with a handy pouch for your purse.
How to Protect Your Skin from Gel Manicures
Do you love a nice long-lasting mani, but want to know how you can protect your skin from gel manicures? Believe me…I understand. I always feel more polished when my nails are done. That being said, I always seem to chip a regular mani within the first few days, so I love how you can get a gel manicure and not think about your nails for a couple weeks. On the other side of the coin, I don’t love that your skin can be damaged from the UV light exposure.
Enter Maniglovz…After your manicure is done, before your nail tech starts painting your nails, you can slip on these handy dandy gloves. Let’s think about it this way. Most of don’t visit tanning salons anymore. We know what they do to our skin. And we’re diligent about applying sunscreen daily. So, why would we let our hands go unprotected? Well, we don’t have to choose between those lovely long-lasting manis that we miss and skin damage. Thanks to Maniglovz we can protect our skin and rock fresh nails!
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I get a gel manicure every 2 weeks, like clock work. I love how my nails look and last. I have always given some thought to how the LED and UV lights might be damaging my skin. It certainly can’t be good. I discovered these ManiGlovz and thought what a great idea. Protect your hands and still get a gorgeous, glossy manicure, that lasts for weeks.
The ManiGlovz are an ultra chic collection of UV protective manicure gloves that provide the perfect solution for SPF protection.They are made with Protective Compression Tricot and even some with hydrating aloe vera microcapsules. There is no need to sacrifice style for safety, ManiGlovz allows for a fun accessory while protecting skin against damaging LED and UV lights during gel manicures. You wouldn’t leave the house without sunscreen, so why should the nail salon be any different? They come in a variety of fun prints and vibrant patterns, pick your pair to match your mood, outfit or even your polish for $25.
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“My gloves protect you from the UV in nail dryers! You can really damage your skin, it’s like when you get too much sun!” says Kim Motola from ManiGlovz.
“Wow, I never thought of that. Good invention and great design!”
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Nail salons sometimes smell of harsh chemicals that seem toxic and overwhelming. What if those fumes could instead be the more pleasant aroma of essential oils and natural ingredients?
The beauty landscape is changing. Consumers increasingly are gravitating to cleaner, chemical-free solutions. They check ingredients and question things like parabens and synthetic colors and fragrances. And the industry is responding. Independent brands pop up with messaging about going “back to the basics” and with short, easy-to-understand ingredient lists. Retailers are highlighting more organic brands. Protect your hands: Maniglovz gloves can help protect your hands from the harmful and aging effects of ultraviolet/LED lights, offering UPF 50+ protection.
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Keep Mom healthy for Mother’s Day
In managing daily responsibilities, mothers often neglect their health. They go through their busy days stressed, fail to see a doctor regularly and typically eat whatever meal they can assemble quickly, which often is fast food. On Mother’s Day, every woman can appreciate gifts that promote good health. Some of these are definitely not your typical gifts, but they will help mom be healthy and happy.
For example, does mom put her hands under LED and UV lights at the nail salon? You might want to prevent her from getting skin cancer or aging the skin on her hands with UV protected gloves called ManiGlovz ($24). The gloves have openings at the tips for wet nails and are made with UV 50+ protective materials.
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Are you worried your salon UV nail dryer is a skin cancer risk? Wondering if tomorrow’s spa facial will cause irritation? Nervous about brow microblading? Of course! The list of possible salon beauty threats is on the rise, thanks to warnings on social media. That’s not good because we do love and often need pro primping and pampering. And some things are simply beyond our DIY skill set. So how to keep lookin’ good with peace of mind? My nine tips tell all.
Use the nail dryer without the UV light. These now-standard dryers use a combo of fan and UV light to cut drying time, decrease smudging and help freshly polished nails harden faster. But the UVA rays are not helping our hands in the wrinkles, age spots and potential cancer arena. For those who get frequent manicures, either apply sunscreen to the back of your hands and fingers before drying, slip into a pair of fingertip-less UV 50+ protective gloves like ManiGlovz (I am not kidding: they do exist for $24 at maniglovz.com) or ask if it’s possible to turn off the light and just use the fan. Of course, you can just skip the dryer, pay before polish is applied and be careful not to smear or dig in your bag for keys, glasses or cards.
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The truth about gel manicures and skin damage
We all know that gel manicures aren’t great for your nails – why it’s important to take breaks if you are a gel devotee. But did yo uknow that gel manicures damage your skin too? Those LED nail-hardening lamps don’t just emit LED light; they emit UVA rays. Is a few minutes of UVA light every few weeks a big deal, though? Um, yes, girl. Here’s why and two simple preventative measures to save your skin—without giving up your beloved gels!
Wear fingerless gloves. It may sound a little ridiculous—gloves at a manicure?!—and the ladies at your nail salon might judge you (or think you are brilliant), but it’s a pretty easy solution. They can go on right before polish time and come off right after to enjoy the hand rub. Dr. Adigun recommends wearing fingerless gloves with a UPF of 50 and opaque fabric, meaning no knits. Check out ManiGlovz, which are available in a bunch of fun prints and colors and come in a little clear pouch for optimal purse organization.
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Girls who love their manicures but not the damaging Ultra Violet/LED lights will rejoice at ManiGlovz. This is a fun way to spend time under the light and never wonder if your skin is safe. They are must-have for sunscreen and manicure devotees. The best part is that they are far from boring. Choose from over 40 fashionable prints that will get you noticed as the smartest client at the salon.
ManiGlovz’s UV Protective Manicure and Sunblock Gloves
UV Protective Manicure and Sunblock Gloves acts as a UPF 50+ UV protective sunblock. Offered in a myriad of designs, these gloves can be used to protect the hands from harmful UV and LED rays during gel manicures, as well as the drying lamps during regular manicures.
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ManiGlovz offers a glove that acts as a UPF 50+ UV protective sunblock. For clients who are concerned about UV and LED light, the gloves can be used when their hands are in the lamp. With the powerful material that embodies ManiGlovz, they are also perfect to protect hands post-laser or cosmetic treatments and are great for driving as well.
Each set of gloves comes in a pouch that’s purse perfect, so you can keep your gloves on hand when they’re not on hands. ManiGlovz is offered in many fun prints. Pick your pair to match your mood, outfit or even your polish.