Are your nails starting to lose their shine and color? If you answered yes, then you are in the right place. This blog focuses on the most effective ways in keeping your gel nails healthy and bright.
Gel nails have been a booming trend in the nail industry. Gel nail polishes are made with a special formula that allows them to dry under UV light within seconds. The gel is set so it doesn’t chip easily and doesn’t require constant touch ups as it lasts for weeks.
Here are some signs that your nails may be fading and tips to stop the problem.
1: Dull Shine
If you notice that your once shiny nails have lost their luster, it is definitely time to get them redone. While there can be many reasons for this, one of the most common causes is moisture from water getting into the gel polish during daily activities such as washing dishes or showering. When water gets under the polish, it causes it to shrink and lose its shine.
To prevent this, you should always apply a layer of top coat after every 2-3 days. This will protect your polish from moisture while still giving it a beautiful glossy shine on top of preventing chipping.
2: Chipping Polish
Gel manicures are all the rage. There’s no denying the long-lasting and lustrous appeal of gel nails. But there’s something you need to know: gel nails are not always healthy for your nails. A lot of women have experienced nail damage due to gel manicures. So in today’s blog, we’ll be sharing a few tips on detecting signs that your gel nails are fading as well as tips to prevent it from happening.
1. Your nail looks more yellow than usual
If you notice that your nails look more yellow than usual, this is a sign that your gel nails are fading and that the top coat of your gel polish is no longer effective in protecting the color underneath. If you want to keep your polish bright and beautiful, we suggest getting a new manicure every two weeks.
2. The color has become duller
If you notice that your gel nail polish has lost its shine, it’s likely because the top coat of your gel polish is no longer effective in protecting the color underneath. If you want to make sure that your polish stays bright and vibrant, we suggest getting a new manicure every two weeks.
Although gel nails are tough and long-lasting, they are not 100% indestructible. If you have been wearing them for a while, you may notice that the colour is starting to fade.
The good news is that it is easy to stop this from happening and make your manicure look as fresh as the day you got it. However, first you need to know what signs to look out for before you can take action.
Here are five signs that your gel nail is starting to fade and some tips on how to stop it from happening.
1) Nails Look Dull:
If your nails look dull and cloudy, then this is a sign that the top coat has started to wear away. This will be particularly noticeable if your nails have been exposed to water or cleaning products. If this is the case, then you should apply a new top coat right away. This will refresh their shine and prevent further damage in the future.
2) Colours Appear Streaky:
Streaky colours can happen when there is dirt or grease on your nails before they are painted with gel polish. It is also common if the gel polish hasn’t been applied properly or has started to flake off over time. The simplest way to fix this problem is
The gel nail trend has been around for a few years and the beautiful results have many of us hooked.
But there are times when gel nails just don’t last as long as they should. There are many causes of fading and lifting, but here’s a look at five of the most common signs that your nail is fading.
1. Peeling and lifting on the sides: Peeling or lifting at the sides of your nail is usually caused by not properly prepping the surface of your nail before application. It also may be caused by a lack of adhesion between the gel polish and your natural nail, or inadequate curing time for each coat. Make sure you’re properly cleaning off residue with a lint-free wipe, and use proper base coat to help with adhesion. Also, be sure to give proper curing time between each coat (30-60 seconds).
2. Soft gel on top: When gel polish starts to feel soft or sticky on top, it usually means you did not cure it long enough in your lamp. Be sure to cure each coat for the recommended amount of time (30-60 seconds). The key to proper curing is making sure that all five fingers receive enough light from the lamp, so don’t try to cheat by only placing
The most annoying thing about gel nails is when they start to dull and fade after a few days. This could be due to many reasons such as the quality of the products used, poor application, or poor nail care. If you have been experiencing this problem, here are some tips on what you might be doing wrong and ways to combat the problem.
1. You’re using the wrong products
If you’re new to gel nails, it can be confusing which products to choose from. An easy way to choose the right products is by getting your gel nails professionally done at a salon first. On your second visit, you can ask your nail technician which products they use so you know exactly what works best with your gel nails.
2. You don’t cure properly
Gel nails need to be cured under an LED lamp or UV lamp for them to solidify and last long. Even if you purchase high-quality products, if you don’t cure properly, this could lead to fading before they even dry! Make sure you follow the directions carefully so your gel nails last longer and stay bright and shiny!
3. You’re not following proper nail care techniques
You need to learn the proper way of filing your nails
So you’ve gotten a gel manicure and return to your regular manicurist a week later to find that your nails are starting to chip. You think this is normal, so you schedule another appointment for the following week. This time, you’re back in three days with major chips, a marred nail bed and discolored nails.
Unfortunately, this happens more often than not. Gel nails are supposed to last two weeks, so why are yours fading after only a couple of days?
There could be several reasons for this. So we’ve gathered the most common reasons why gel nails fade and tips on how to fix them.
1) Your Base Coat Is Not Bonding with Your Nail Properly
This could be because your manicurist has not properly cleaned or dehydrated your nails. They also may have not applied a base coat thick enough or with enough cure time. Ask your nail tech about their process before scheduling an appointment for gel manicures in the future.
2) Your Top Coat Is Not Curing Completely
In most cases, you need to cure your top coat under an LED lamp for 30 seconds or under an UV lamp for 2 minutes. If you don’t cure it long enough then oily residue left on your nails
Have you ever had that sinking feeling when you walk into your salon to get a gel manicure, sit down in front of the nail technician and with just one look she can tell?
Yup. Your nails are fading.
It’s an embarrassing situation for both parties – especially if it’s your first time at a new salon. The nail technician will have to explain why your nails are not looking as good as they could. And you’ll have to explain why your nails are fading so fast!
If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, take a look at the photo below:
Nails looking dull and faded