Gel Manicure and Removal Process
Did you know the gel manicure removal process is different from your typical nail removal process? Make sure you get this done by a professional!
Nail technicians, or nail designers as I call them, are taking their creativity and innovation to a new level. There are many trends that have come and gone but gel manicures seem to stick around. Ladies can't get enough of gel manicures, and it's not showing any signs of slowing down.
The gel manicure is different from the usual acrylic nails. Gel manicures come in different colors and are cured under a UV light. The gel manicure is known to stay put for about two to three weeks which makes this manicure a keeper! It is best to get this manicure by a professional, but, if you have the polish and a UV light, you can always do this manicure yourself.
The removal process is also different from your typical nail removal process. This is the most important part of this manicure. You will want to get this done by a professional. It usually costs about ten to twenty dollars, and it is well worth it to avoid the mess and possibly getting it all wrong. The reason for this is because the nail bed and the cuticles are compromised during the removal process. What the nail technician does is soak cotton balls in acetone and wrap each individual nail in tin foil, and then a warm towel to help speed along the removal process. The gel melts and reveals your natural nails. The process usually takes 15 minutes to an hour.
Gel manicures are so popular that they are pretty much the manicure gold standard. Keep in mind that some of the ingredients can be harmful (i.e. formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate. These ingredients can be cancer-causing, but not all gel manicures are made with them. Also, protect your hands from UV light exposure by wearing some sunscreen. Other than that, you can really get creative and make your nails stand out with gel manicures!