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Diamond Nails News
06/03/2023 13:29

Tips for gel polish

Tips for gel polish

Gel polish is a type of nail polish that is cured under a UV or LED lamp to harden and set. Unlike regular nail polish, gel polish is known for its long-lasting wear, durability, and high shine finish. It's a popular choice for those who want a manicure that lasts for several weeks without chipping or fading. Gel polish comes in a wide range of colors and can be applied at home or at a salon. However, it does require some special equipment and techniques for proper application and removal.

  1. Clean and prep your nails: Before applying gel polish, make sure your nails are clean and free of any dirt or oils. Use a nail polish remover to get rid of any existing polish and wash your hands thoroughly.

  2. Use a base coat: A good base coat is important for ensuring that the gel polish adheres well to your nails. Apply a thin layer of base coat and cure it under a UV or LED lamp according to the instructions on the polish.

  3. Apply the polish in thin layers: Apply the gel polish in thin layers, building up the color gradually. This will help the polish to dry and cure evenly, and prevent it from peeling or chipping.

  4. Use a UV or LED lamp: Gel polish needs to be cured under a UV or LED lamp to harden and set properly. Follow the instructions on your lamp and the polish to ensure that it cures correctly.

  5. Don't forget the top coat: A top coat is essential for sealing and protecting the gel polish. Apply a thin layer of top coat and cure it under the lamp.

  6. Keep your nails dry: Avoid getting your nails wet for at least a few hours after applying gel polish. Water can cause the polish to lift or peel, so it's best to wait until it's fully cured.

  7. Use acetone to remove: When it's time to remove the gel polish, soak a cotton ball in acetone and place it on your nail. Wrap the cotton ball and nail with foil to keep it in place, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. The gel polish should then easily peel or slide off your nail.

  8. Take breaks: It's important to take breaks from wearing gel polish to give your nails a chance to breathe and recover. Don't wear gel polish continuously for extended periods of time, and make sure to remove it properly when it's time.