Gel nail polish is usually used in gel nail manicures which give it a unique end touch. These manicures are not only extremely gentle and soft on the nails but also allows the polish to last for at least a few weeks – along with proper shine, minus cracks, chipping and/or peeling.
Does using gel nail polish end up ruining your nails?
Gel polish, in general, doesn’t damage your nails. However, if you try to pick you gel polish, then you will end up peeling off the natural layer of your nails, which in turn might end up harming them – by leaving them thin, weak and brittle.
Is there any difference between regular nail polish and gel nail polish?
The primary difference between regular nail polish and gel nail polish lies in its composition – something which varies based on the brand you are opting for. Another striking difference lies in the fact that gel polish only dries under LED light contact or direct UV lights whereas regular nail polish can be air-dried.
Is there any way of drying gel polish without the use of UV light?
Sadly, that isn’t a possibility because the composition of gel polish is completely different from your regular polish, which is why it requires the UV rays to for that hard layer of coating over your nails.
Does gel polish last long?
Gel polish is usually supposed to last for at least a couple of weeks unless you forcefully try to pick at it or try peeling it off. Usually, within the two weeks, you’ll notice that your nails have also grown a little.
Is gel polish expensive?
A gel polish manicure is slightly expensive, but if you try doing it yourself at home, then it is pretty cost-effective.
Is there any way to make my gel nails last a little longer?
The only way to make your gel nails last longer is by keeping it under the UV lights for a little longer. If your polish is under-cured and you don’t provide it with enough UV light, the polish won’t firm up and that, in turn, will lead it to lose its shine and colour quickly.
How can gel polish be removed?
Removal of gel polish can be a tough task because it forms a hardened layer of chemical resistance on the nails. Thus, simply using a little acetone won’t be enough. You will have to soak the acetone in cotton and then have to leave it on your nail for several minutes so that the layer loosens up a little. Only then can you properly remove it. It’s a tedious process but it’s a better option in comparison to simply picking it off.
Is it safe to do gel manicures?
Although there are studies which suggest that excessive exposure to UV lights might lead to skin cancer, many have dismissed them as well. However, just to be on the safe side, it is suggested that you use UVA protective measures on your skin when taking in UV rays on your nails.