Gel Nails: What are they and how to maintain them?
Gel nails have gained popularity over the years and have become an option that everybody loves. It has become more mainstream to have these than to use regular old gel polish. Why? Because you don’t have to apply nail polish regularly now, you can just ask your expert at Ari Beauty for gel nails.
What Are Gel Nails?
Your Gel Manicure is, simply put, to coat your nails with a gel that has a color and to dry them under a UV LED light. If you would use regular nail polish, you would have to wait until it dries but not with gel nails! The light will dry them right away and you can go on with your day!
Gel Nails: How Long Does It Last?
How long your gel nails can last depends on a lot of factors. We have decided to talk about two of the biggest factors, esthetics, and comfort.
Esthetically: If you’re being cautious you could keep your nails up to a month without any maintenance. If you are not being careful, we would recommend redoing your nails once every 2-3 weeks.
Your gel nails are hardened and polished by UV light, which means that the sun will have an effect on it. This also means that your nails will keep hardening over time and if you keep them for too long, it might be painful to take them off. If you are someone who is working outside or if you enjoy spending time outside, you might have to get them removed sooner.
5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Nails Pristine
Based on experience and on the products that we use, we have compiled 5 easy tips that will help you to keep your nails pristine.
1- Don’t Get Them Wet
Try to keep your nails dry! If you have to do the dishes, we recommend doing them with rubber gloves on to avoid getting your gel nails wet. If you like to take hot showers, again you should think about using gloves to make sure that your nails are not damaged.
2- Filing Or Gel Pen
If you get a chip on your nails, you should try to file them as soon as possible. If you are not used to filing your own nails and you are scared of breaking something, you can also use a gel pen.
3- Apply Top Coats
Curing isn’t enough. To be safe, apply an additional topcoat on your gel manicure to keep it intact for as long as you have it.
4- Nail Oils
Keep your nails hydrated with cuticles & nails oil on a regular basis. You want to avoid chips and cracks by using oils regularly. Nail care is an essential part of keeping pristine nails, especially during the wintertime. Ask your nail experts in Vancouver how you should properly maintain your nails.
5- Be Cautious
Try to be cautious, just in general. Your gel nails are solid but they are not indestructible. Do not use your nails to scrap or try to avoid using them to scratch too much.
With these five tips in mind, you will have everything to keep your gel nails pristine as long as possible.
If you have any questions or if you want to book an appointment, you should contact us today. We have a team of experts that is ready to help you with your gel nails needs.