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3 UV-Light Protection Gloves for Safeguarding Skin During Gel Manicures

Whether you go to a professional or do gel manicures at home, both UV and LED lamps emit small amounts of ultraviolet radiation A waves. The FDA considers these curing lamps to be “low risk” for radiation exposure and a 2014 study found the levels from bi-monthly gel manicures likely are not high enough to bridge a significant link to increased skin cancer risks. However, like going into the sun, you will never regret taking simple precautions for long-term protection. While using sunscreen on your hands works in a pinch, anti-UV gloves provide reliable coverage and ensure you’re using the correct UPF for optimal protection. These fingerless accessories are crafted from stretchy fabric to fit most hand sizes and are machine washable. See some of the best ones we’ve found.

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1. MelodySusie UV Gloves

This one-size-fits-most design is rated UPF 50+ to block 99% of UV rays.

Pros: These gloves are made with Lycra for lightweight comfort.

Cons: They might be a bit short if you have longer fingers.

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2. Elite99 Anti-UV Gloves

These are made from cotton and bamboo fibers so hands don’t overheat.

Pros: They offer UPF 50+ with a highly-elastic construction to hold their shape.

Cons: Some may wish the finger section were longer.

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3. ManiGlovz Anti-UV Gloves

These four-way stretch, lycra gloves are rated UPF 50+ to block 98% of UV rays.

Pros: They’re feature an anti-bacterial treatment to prevent odors.

Cons: These are slightly more expensive than others on our list.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon
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