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Published on: 26 Oct 2016 by jamyy

All You Need To Know About UV Nail Gel

A few decades back, by decorating the nails meant applying regular nail polish. But, with time and a kind of revolution in the whole nail beautification industry, various new trends related to nails have been introduced like gel nail polish, nail arts and designs, etc.

UV gel nails are the most modern in the que. In this one, the gel nail polish are applied and dried under UV lamps, assuring a shiny glossy finish and with a staying power of around two weeks or sometimes even more.            

Understanding the concept of gel nails

These gel nails contains chemicals, which goes by the name of photoinitiators, which gives off radicals in coming in contact with the ultraviolet light. These radicals in turn, hardens with the other molecules to become stiff, thus giving a hard coat on the nails.

Can A Gel Nail be done at home?

The answer to this is a big YES! Whereas visiting a salon can be costly, trying it at home will be more convenient and a relatively cheaper option. But you need to have all the materials needed for this type of manicure at home. It is available online or you can get it from the market as well.

You should know the right technique to apply the UV gels on your nails.

  • First of all cleanse your nails properly with nail polish remover or cotton pads. No residue of the previous varnish or polish should be left behind on your nails.

  • Now, with a cuticle pusher, push the cuticle back, depending on how much the cuticles have grown.

  • Apply a thin layer of UV gel primer. Make sure the nails are dehydrated. After applying the primer, place the hands under the UV lights for around 1 minute.

  • Now apply a UV gel builder in transparent or you can choose a UV nail gel in any colour of your choice. Finish the whole manicure process by applying a top coat. Finally, allow it to dry under UV lamp.

Was that very difficult? No, right? For this simple process why do you have to spend loads of money in salons? Just invest on a UV lamp, a manicure kit and UV gel based products for getting that trendy look.

Is It Durable?

Before investing in this kind of manicure, you may think that is it worth it? Will it stay on the nails for long? If this is the thought that is on your mind, then you do not need to worry. It will stay on the nails for around 2 weeks or roughly 14 days and sometimes even more.

In general, if you apply acrylics or regular nail paints, it chips off in around two or three days. But gels do stay on the nails quite for a long time and since they are more stiff as compared to the regular ones, hence gives strength to thin nails as well.

Regular nail paints are something which we all have tried atleast once in our lifetime. But, ultraviolet gel nails are a whole new concept, in trend for the past decade and is obviously worth a try. By following these tips you can easily try it at home and be sure that it will stay intact on your nails without chipping off for roughly two weeks. The secret behind its staying power is the uv rays that are used for its drying. For removing it also, a simple nail paint remover is not enough. So, it is removed by filing the nails.

Don’t wait any longer to flaunt your manicured nails. Give it a try today!

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