DIY gel nails are indeed fabulous and gel polish is the best nail polish ever. However, if you’re new in the world of gel polish, you might encounter some issues and you may also think that gel polish isn’t for you. Generally speaking, the application and removal process of Gel uñassemipermanente is quite tricky. But once you have mastered a DIY salon technique, sure, you’ll go crazy being creative with your nails every month.
Below are the quick tips and tricks that can help you to avoid any gel polish issues.
- Make Sure to Clean Your Nails
You need clean and dry nails for the gel polish to stick appropriately. After nail buffing, you may use a wipe soaked with an alcohol solution of 91% to remove extra dirt and nail debris. Make sure that you clean it thoroughly from the cuticles up to the sides. Once the dirt has been left in your nails, it’ll stick to the gel polish and might cause a lifting issue.
- Shake It Off!
Most gel polish in the market today needs to be hardly shaken before each use. According to other salon experts, shaking your gel polish before using it can make the application go smoother. But for the top and base coat, you don’t need to shake them hard like the gel colors.
- Don’t Forget the Lotion
Applying lotion to your cuticle can build up additional protection against the gel polish. That way, if you happen to get some gel polish onto your cuticle, it won’t affect the quality of the manicure. You can easily wipe the excess gel polish when you’re finished with the polish manicure. Also, applying lotion can be your cuticle defender against the acetone once you decide to remove the polish from your nails.
- Go with Short Strokes
It is highly recommended to use short strokes whenever you’re painting using gel polish. Short strokes are more comfortable to control giving you perfect even lines around the nail edges. But remember, you need to be more cautious on the first layer of coating since it’ll become the base layer of the color. So any impurities may affect the overall outcome of the manicure.
- Apply Thin Layers
Gel polish is way too different from the traditional one. It has a slight consistency compared to other polishes which can make you go crazy if things go wrong. Also, unlike with the traditional nail polish, you don’t need to make an ample amount of colors on your brush. Once you get too much gel polish on the brush, it’ll only get thick around the nail cuticles.
But once you use thin layers, you’ll avoid these mishaps. Always remember, follow a strict 3-4 thin coats for better results.