Today, you have women preferring gel nail polish to other manicures because gel polish is virtually indestructible and impossibly glossy. Plus, it is available at almost every nail salon. The most exciting aspect of a gel manicure is that it lasts for several weeks without having to touch it up. Let us discuss everything you should know about DND DC gel manicures.
Difference between Gel and ordinary Nail Polish
The traditional lacquer polish cannot withstand the daily wear and tear without chipping off at the edges. Women dread to search for their smartphones inside their handbags when they use the traditional nail polish for fear of chipping. With DND polish, there is no such fear because this nail polish is made of stronger ingredients to grasp the nail tighter than conventional nail polish.
Secondly, gel polish requires curing under a UV or LED lamp, whereas the traditional nail polish can dry with oxygen/air exposure. You can remove nail polish using nail polish removers, whereas gel polish requires soaking the nails in acetone.
Here is some advice to make your gel manicures last long
Give your gel manicures a break
It sounds odd that we suggest giving gel manicures a break right at the beginning of this article. It is necessary because the gel manicure process can dehydrate and weaken your nail plate. It also becomes difficult to check your nails for infections or fungal growth if you have back-to-back gel polishes. Besides, the robust gel coating deprives the nails of the oxygen they need to breathe naturally. Hence, a break of a week or two between two successive gel manicures can do your nails a world of good.
Avoid picking or peeling gel polish
Generally, DND Nail Polish does not chip off easily. However, if they show signs of peeling off, it is advisable to resist the temptation to pick or peel them. If you do it improperly, there could be gaps between your nail and the polish layer where water could seep in. It leads to providing a breeding ground for bacterial and fungal infections. If you ever experience a premature experience, it is better to approach a nail salon and go for a regular nail polish removal process.
Check out the nail polish ingredients
While beautifying the nails is crucial, you should also ensure their health. Therefore, you should look at the nail polish ingredients to confirm the toxic trio’s absence comprising formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate. The reputed nail polish brands like DND gel polish set do not contain these harmful chemicals that can cause adverse side effects like disturbing your thyroid and liver functions.
Limit your exposure to UV lamps
Exposure to UV lamps can be dangerous. Gel polish manicures require exposure to UV radiation for curing the Gel. Though it is a brief exposure, it can be intensive. Over a period, it could add up and cause skin damage.
Today, LED lamps have become popular as they cure gel polish faster than UV lamps. Many people feel that LED lamps are safer than UV lamps, but it is not so. LED lamps use higher intensities of UVA wavelength to reduce curing times. Hence, they are equally harmful.
One way of limiting UV lamps’ exposure is to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen on the skin for about 20 minutes before applying the Gel.
Hot water exposure can cause lifting of the polish layer
It is advisable to avoid exposure to hot water when you have gel manicures. Extended baths can cause lifting of the polish layer. The best option is to avoid having a hot shower bath and use rubber gloves when doing the dishes in hot water.
The soaking process for nail polish removal can be harmful
Gel polish removal requires soaking your nails in acetone for at least 20 minutes, depending on the layer thickness. It can be harsh on your nails and skin because acetone has dehydrating properties. You can minimize the exposure by using cotton balls soaked in acetone and placing them over the nails. Aluminum foils can prove handy to secure the cotton balls.
Give your nails and skin some TLC after the removal
It is advisable to give tender love and care to your skin after removing the gel polish from your nails. You can use cuticle oil or other hydrating chemicals to soothe the nails and skin and rehydrate them.
Use quality products only
It can be tempting to use cheap nail polish products, but they do more harm than good to your nails. It is advisable to use quality products like DND DC gel colors or DND nail polish to ensure the best gel manicures.
It ensures quality nail manicures that you can proudly display on your social media handles.