UV nail dryers could hurt skin without proper precautions

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A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego found UV nail dryers can lead to DNA damage and cell mutations.

There are some precautions you can take when using UV nail dryers – especially if you get regular manicures.

Apply sunscreen to your hands about 20 minutes before a nail appointment.

You can also wear UV protection gloves.

It’s important for everyone to do regular skin checks and bring up anything suspicious to a dermatologist.