A nail trend that can be seen all over Pinterest and on celebrities is the gel manicure. It is the go to manicure for the fall season. Keep on reading as we tell you all about it.
What is a gel manicure?
Gel manicure starts off just like your typical manicure, nail cutting, soaking hands and trimming the cuticles, the difference comes when the polish is involved. The first step is the base coat that basically primes the nail for the gel- which is a different kind of polish as it needs a UV light to dry instead of air drying. One the gel is applied, you put your hands under the UV light for 30 seconds after which a glossy top coat is applied. Anyone can get a gel manicure whether you have long or short nails. As compared to regular manicures, these last longer and shine brighter.
How long does it last?
A gel manicure can last up to two to three weeks but it mostly depends on how you treat your hands and whether you take care of the manicure or not. It is advised to give your nails a break between manicures but if the gel isnt chipping the manicure can be left for 2 to 3 weeks.
How to remove gel manicure?
Its isnt that easy to take off a gel manicure, you would need time & alot of patience. You would need acetone on a cotton ball, place it on the nails, cover it up with aluminum foil and leave it for about 15 minutes.
Does the gel manicure damage nails?
It is a misconception that gel causes harm to nails, it is infact the process of removing the gel that is more damaging. You are not supposed to peel the polish off, this can be harmful. One way to ensure that your nails are safe is ttp apply cuticle oils on the nails to keep them hydrated.
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Will you give gel manicure a try, this fall?
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