Nail Polish Tips

Can Normal Nail Polish Dry Under LED Light?

Written by Tara

Please note that the UV LED lamp is for all kinds of gel polishes only, not for regular nail polish. For the best results, avoid moving your hand too much until curing is completed. The curing time varies based on gel polish brand.

No, regular nail polish requires air drying, whereas gel polish contains a polymer that must be ‘cured’ by a UV or LED lamp for it to become hard. Regular nail polishes can’t be used with UV or LED lamps and it won’t dry any quicker from being put under the lamp.

Generally Can you use regular nail polish with LED top coat? In short, you should not apply a gel top coat to your regular nail polish since regular nail polish has a long drying time and gel polish will trap moisture under the top coat. We recommend that you stick with a regular base coat and top coat when painting your nails with regular nail lacquer.

Here You Can Watch The Video Can I Cure My Gel Polish With Any UV/LED Lamp ? – YouTube


Similarly, HOW I APPLY GEL NAIL POLISH WITH LED LIGHT

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you use regular nail polish with light?

No, UV or LED lights are not compatible to dry regular nail polish, so putting them beneath the light will not speed up their drying time. Gel polish, on the other hand, needs to be cured with a UV or LED lamp to harden.

Can you use normal nail polish under a gel top coat?

Yes.Regular nail polishes can be used with gel top coats. However, this regular nail polish must be completely dry before gel polish is applied.

Can you put regular nail polish on gel nails?

Can I use regular nail polish on top of my gel manicure? Yes.Fortunately, there is no real downside to painting on top. The only thing to consider is how it may affect the aesthetics of your nails.

Can all nail polish be cured with UV light?

Though great in many ways, the bad news is LED lamps cannot cure all gel brands, but UV lamps can cure all LED polishes. If you decide to use a UV dryer to cure LED polishes, It may be necessary to decrease the amount of time you cure.

Why isn’t my UV light drying my nails?

If you are using a traditional UV lamp, make sure the bulbs are fresh. You need to change them out every three months or so. It is also possible that you are applying the gel-polish too thick. When gel-polish is applied too heavy, the UV light cannot penetrate through the entire layer to cure it properly.

Can use regular nail polish and a gel top coat with UV light?

Only gel polish can be cured under a UV lamp. Regular polish dries on its own, while gel polish requires a lamp and won’t cure unless it’s sat under the lamp. Use a gel base coat, cure it, apply regular polish and wait for it to dry completely, then use a gel top coat and cure it.

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!