Everything you should know about gel manicure before getting it done Everything you should know about gel manicure before getting it done

Everything you should know about gel manicure before getting it done

We can say traditional manicure is already in the past. Now, new trends and methods are here to stay and, you will probably choose one of them when you go to the salon.

Gel manicure has become very popular lately, because of its many benefits. It is very useful when travelling because they last longer, they do not lose the glow quickly and the enamel does not come off easily, among other virtues. However, there are some things you should know about this new method.

What light is it used?

The gel used for gel manicure can be cured with a UV or LED light in order to lock it for longer. Not only LED lights cure the gel faster but also can trigger the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. You can easily check what type of lights are used in the saloon before you make an appointment.

Check there is no oil or water on your nails before applying polish.

How long does your gel last?

Although gel manicure is known because of its long-lasting enamel, there are some tips to improve even more the enamel life. It is simple. Make sure there is no oil on your nail, lotion or water. If it is dry, the gel can adhere in a better way. 

Prevent premature lift

Gel nails might seem impenetrable but there are some activities you will want to avoid to prevent a premature lift of them. Especially if they are done within the first 4 hours after having your nails done. Hot showers and steam rooms are not a good idea. Harsh chemicals such as cleaning products can damage your nails.

Hydrate and take care of your nails.

Take care of your nails

If you choose to have some rest from a gel manicure, you do not have to forget about hydrating your nails. This is essential and with only oil or a serum, you can easily nourish your nails.

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