In addition to bringing a more professional look to home manicures, using a UV or LED uv lamp for nails can help nails dry faster, making polish last longer. But the bulbs and lights in most of these drying devices emit a high-intensity light that can damage delicate skin if overused. With this in mind, WWD Shop spoke with celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec, StyleSeat nail technician Salina Neou, and board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Dr. Tracy Evans to compile this list of the best uv lamp for nails that will keep your skin safe and your polish pristine.

Radiant Nails: Embracing UV Nail Lamps for Stunning Results

The bestselling Sunuv Gel UV nail lamp is an Amazon bestseller with more than 26,100 five-star reviews, and for good reason. The powerful device can cure all types of gel polish and extensions, and it has four timer settings (from 30 seconds to 99 seconds) for a personalized curing experience. Plus, it’s designed to fit five fingers and toes at once for an efficient process.

This streamlined UV nail lamp has an auto sensor and a smaller wattage than many other models, meaning it emits less heat and is easier on delicate skin. It also turns off automatically when your digits are removed, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally dinging your freshly-painted nails while trying to turn the device off.

This top-rated nail dryer fits in the palm of your hand and is a rare find on sale for 33 percent off right now. With a near-perfect rating on Amazon, this device can cure a variety of nail polishes and polygels—plus its compact size makes it easy to slip in your carry-on for quick mani-changes on vacation.…

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