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 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.

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


Similarly, HOW I APPLY GEL NAIL POLISH WITH LED LIGHT

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can a UV LED lamp dry regular polish?

The UV light being emitted by the UV lamps does nothing to dry nail polish, but the heat from the light unit itself will assist in drying nail polish. A more effective nail polish dryer would be a heat light with a small fan or some apparatus that has heating capabilities as well as a fan to circulate the air.

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.

What is the best way to dry regular nail polish?

Cold air is really the most effective way to solidify the polish faster. If you don’t have a cool setting on your electric fans or blow dryer, try holding your hands in the freezer. I know it’s cold but it’s a great trick and TBH we’ll take any chance to avoid smearing our nails before they’re dry.

Can you put normal nail polish under 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 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.

How can I dry my nail polish without UV light?

Yes, these methods may take more time, and they might not be as successful as the UV light, but they still work!

  1. Use Non-UV Gel Polish.
  2. Create an Ice Water Bath.
  3. Apply Cooking Spray.
  4. Sit Under the Sun.
  5. Opt for a Thinner Coat.
  6. Use a Quick-Drying Nail Polish Spray.

How do you dry nail polish quickly?

Keep reading for some safe suggestions for how to dry nail polish faster.

  1. Quick-dry top coat. Purchasing a clear coat of nail polish that’s been formulated specifically to cut down on drying time is an easy way to dry nails faster.
  2. Cold water quick-dry.
  3. Hairdryer.
  4. Baby oil.
  5. Thin coats of polish.
  6. Drying drops.

Can you use a UV gel top coat over regular polish?

With a regular manicure, your drying time at the salon is about 20 minutes, but it actually takes 24 hours for the solvents in regular polish to fully dry. If the solvents aren’t fully dry, then putting on a gel topcoat is going to seal in wet polish. Or the topcoat could just slip right off.

Can I cure regular nail polish?

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!