You can now get your favorite classic French manicure look in a gel version. This lasts longer and is stronger than a regular manicure. But it also needs some special care so that the gel doesn’t get damaged. Here are 6 tips to care for your gel French manicure:
1) Keep your nails short
Gel nails are not meant to be kept long and pointy. They might look fine when you first get them but they tend to bend downwards as they grow out. Keeping them short will help avoid this problem and also stop the risk of breakage.
2) Don’t use your nails too much
You should avoid using your nails to do things like scraping or opening things. The gel is very strong but it can get damaged if used in this way too often. Use tools instead, or even better, just ask someone else to open something for you.
3) Don’t over-file them
You should file your nails gently once every 3-4 days, but don’t overdo this as it could cause damage to the gel layer and also make it more likely that the edges will peel off. Just take a light file across each of your nails, focusing on the edges, in both directions (across the nail and back and
1. Don’t wash your hands with hot water after a gel French manicure
This can weaken the structure of the gel and cause it to crack. Use cool or lukewarm water instead.
2. Avoid touching your cuticles
If you have gel on top of your cuticles, your skin will absorb it, causing them to become brittle and break off. And if you get a chip in the gel, it could be a sign that you’ve pulled off part of your cuticle as well. Talk about painful!
3. Only use acetone-free nail polish remover
If you want to remove your own polish, use an acetone-free formula so that you don’t compromise the strength of the gel underneath. (If you ask us, though, it’s best to let a pro do the job for you.)
4. Don’t use orange sticks
And when we say “don’t,” we mean NEVER! Orange sticks are meant for pushing back your cuticles and not removing polish from under the nail—doing so can cause serious damage to the nail bed (and your cuticles). If you see someone using one at a salon, run away!
5. Be careful around heat sources
Gel French Manicures are becoming more popular. You can have a gel french manicure to last for about two weeks. It is a very durable and strong manicure, which looks natural and beautiful at the same time.
The gel polish will not chip or smudge and you can get it done in half the time of a regular manicure. Gel French Manicures are used in salons and spas, as well as when you do it at home.
The preparation for a gel french manicure is quite simple because you do not have to worry about filing down the nails too much, since the gel does not need to be applied on the free edge of your nail. You just need to file your nails slightly so that they are smooth, with no rough edges. Then you apply a base coat, the color and then the white tip.
You can use any nail polish remover, which is alcohol based, to take off a gel french manicure. However, if you want to keep it looking good for longer, then you should follow some basic nail care tips:
1) Always try to use gloves when doing housework or gardening as much as possible. The gel will protect your nails from staining or ch
1. Don’t pick at your nails. The best way to ruin a gel manicure is by picking at it. If you’re used to picking off polish at the first sign of a chip, this will be hard to get used to. But if you want your gel manicure to last, it’s important that you don’t pick at it and try not to peel it off either. This will make your next manicure more difficult to remove when the time comes, and removing gel manicures is a bit trickier than regular ones.
2. Reapply the top coat after washing your hands. To get the most out of your gel manicure, reapply the topcoat every other day or so when you wash your hands. This will help seal in color and prevent chips for longer than if you don’t add another layer of topcoat.”
3. Consider using gloves when doing chores around the house. While doing household chores is one way to ruin any manicure, it’s even easier with a gel one since chips aren’t as noticeable. You can minimize the chance of chipping by wearing rubber gloves when doing dishes or using harsh chemicals like ammonia or bleach.
4. Use moisturizer on your nails after removing polish.”
5. Use the right
1. No Heat!
Don’t use a UV light to dry your nails, and don’t use any heat at all for two hours following the manicure. The gel will cure naturally with time, and the gel may shrivel if exposed to heat too soon.
2. No Soaking
Gel nail polish is a little more delicate than regular nail polish, so avoid soaking your hands in water or harsh chemicals. If you have to do dishes or clean the house, wear rubber gloves so that you aren’t exposing your nails to water or cleaning products. You should also be careful when swimming or bathing because the gel nail polish may come off if it gets wet too soon after application.
3. No Sun Exposure:
Avoid prolonged exposure of your nails to sunlight because it can cause the color to fade. Sunlight can also cause the gel nail polish to lose its shine and luster. If you are going out for a day at the beach or pool, bring along a bottle of sunscreen for your hands and nails as well as a pair of protective gloves that you can wear while applying sunscreen to protect your nails from overexposure to sunlight.
1. Don’t use a nail file to remove the polish.
2. Remove the shine on the top of your nails.
3. Use a sponge to remove the gel polish.
4. Soak nails in acetone for 10 – 15 minutes.
5. Rinse your hands with warm water and soap to remove acetone residue.
6. Apply cuticle oil after every manicure treatment!
1. Use a non-acetone remover
A non-acetone remover is much more gentle and won’t damage your nails. It may take longer to remove the polish, but it’s worth it when you consider that your nails will be protected from dryness and breakage.
2. Be careful when removing the polish
When you’re trying to get rid of the gel polish, don’t use too much force. The remover can only do so much in breaking down the gel and all that extra pressure can damage your nails. Soak, soak, soak!
3. Don’t pick!
When a chip appears, the first instinct is to pick at it like a scab until it’s gone and then some. But your nail beds are just as sensitive as other areas of skin on your body and need just as much care. Pick at them too much and you risk infection or even bleeding!
4. Keep hands moisturized daily
Your hands are exposed to dirt and bacteria throughout the day and need a proper cleansing every night before bedtime. With all the hand washing we do on a daily basis, we tend to dry our hands out with soap and water, so applying a moisturizing lotion immediately after washing is an