Gel Manicure Guide — Is Gel Nail Polish Bad for Your Nails?

Who wouldn’t want a manicure that lasts and last, stays shiny, and dries in seconds flat? It’s no wonder gel manicures are all the rage. But what exactly is gel polish made out of, anyway? Is it safe? And how long do gel nails last?We investigated and got expert answers to the most common questions that manicure enthusiasts are asking. Read on for the ultimate guide to the gel manicures and polish.What exactly is a gel manicure?Gel polish is made up of acrylic monomers and oligomers that bond together when placed under UV light. This process is called curing, and in a matter of seconds, the once-liquid gel turns into a hard, chemical-resistant coating. You can also use an LED light, but that will take two minutes to cure, whereas a UV light only takes five to 45 seconds.Can gel polish dry without a UV light?No. Gel polish is completely unlike regular nail polish and needs to the UV or LED light to form a hard layer.How long do gel nails last?On average, gel nails last two to three…


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