Nail Polish Tips

Can Regular Nail Polish Be Used With UV Light?

Written by Tara

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.

Can you use UV light to dry regular nail polish? 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 I use Essie gel top coat on regular polish? The rich coating of Gel-Setter also supports its anti-chip properties. Plus, it can be used along with any nail polish.

Here You Can Watch The Video How To: Gel Over Polish – No Wrinkles!


Similarly, How to use Regular Polish with GEL | GELLY SANDWICH

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Will a UV nail Dryer 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.

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 get gel top coat off regular nail polish?

They can also be removed with any nail polish remover or acetone. An easy solution is to use an e-file with a coarse sanding band. Since gel is easy to file, it usually takes less time to file off than to soak. And when you get close to the natural nail, just switch to a block buffer or a fine grit file.

Can you put gel nail polish on regular nails?

Gel nail polish can be applied either to natural nails or acrylics. If applying to your natural nails, first remove all traces of your old polish and lightly buff your nails to help the polish to stick. To avoid applying color to your cuticles, gently push the cuticle back with an orangewood stick.

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.

How do you cure regular nail polish?

How to Make Nail Polish Dry 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.
  7. Take care of your manicure.

How long does it take for regular nail polish to dry?

Most nail polish applications should fully dry in under an hour; in fact, nail polish can take as little as 15 minutes to dry, Lim says. Many salons have fan dryers with UV lights, which can help accelerate the drying time.

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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!