Gel nail polish has made our lives a lot easier with long-lasting, great-looking nails. They’re not as easy to peel off, scratch, or get ruined making them perfect for everyday use. However, there are times when you can harm your nails if you don’t take proper care of them.
If you wear gel nail polish, here are 10 mistakes to avoid:
Not moisturizing your nails and cuticles
Many people don’t understand the importance of moisturizers when it comes to nails. In fact, nails need to be moisturized just as much as your skin. In order to make sure your nails get the proper hydration they need, use natural oils such as argan, jojoba, or almond oil to moisturize the nails and cuticles.
However, make sure you don’t use moisturizer or oils on your nails or cuticles right before you use gel nail polish. This is because the gel nail polish will not stick or last as long as it should.
Peeling or picking off gel nail polish
There’s a whole tactic to removing gel nail polish without ruining it and without causing harm to your nails. However, peeling or picking it off can be very harmful to your nails. Gel nail polish usually lasts around two weeks; however, it is common that it starts peeling before that.
If it does, do not try to peel it off yourself as you’ll have to wait for the entire nail to grow back to be able to have a clean slate. Removing gel nail polish without ruining it or damaging your nails requires professional help.
Leaving a gel nail polish for too long
While the gel nail polish is supposed to last longer than normal nail polish, it should not be kept on for longer than two to three weeks. it is quite tempting to keep them on for longer, especially if they haven’t peeled or cracked, but it can lead to harmful bacteria.
Not giving your nails a break between application
Getting a back-to-back gel nail polish application can really affect your nails on the long run. With instant application, your nail can become dehydrated which leads to breakage. Before you get your next gel nail polish, make sure that a professional examine the health of your nails and gives you the green light to prevent your nails from getting damaged.
Applying a really thick layer of gel manicure
One of the common gel nail polish mistakes is that the surface will seem uneven. This usually happens when a really thick layer is applied as it will glob up in certain areas and become difficult to flatten out. When it’s not applied in an even coat, it could end up ruining your entire gel manicure as it will start lifting easily.
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