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Can You Dry Normal Nail Polish Under A UV Lamp?

Written by Tara

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 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 How long does it take for gel nail polish to dry under UV light? Gel nail polish dried with a UV drying lamp – when using a UV dryer, the initial base coat will take around 60 – 90 seconds to dry, followed by a further 60 – 90 seconds for the topcoat.

Here You Can Watch The Video 5 Ways to Safely Use Nail Drying and Curing Lamps


Similarly, [Bliss Kiss] Can you use gel UV lamps to dry traditional polish?

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How can I make my nail polish dry faster?

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.

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.

How can I dry my nail polish faster 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.

Why is my nail polish not drying?

If your nail polish is not drying quickly, you’ve likely just painted on too thick of a layer. You should only be applying thin layers at a time and let each one dry before applying another.

How long should I keep my nails under UV light?

But gel manicure clients must sit with their hands under ultraviolet lamps for up to 10 minutes to cure, or dry, the polish.

How do you dry nails with UV light?

A special nail solution is applied to each natural or synthetic nail in as many as four to five coats. After each coat is added, the nails are briefly exposed to a UV-A light inside a small box. The nails cure and dry quickly, but the light does more than illuminate the nail area.

Does blowing on nails help them dry?

‘Blowing on your nails doesn’t speed up drying time. As you breathe on them, the humidity of your breath will prevent the polish drying any faster. Polish dries faster when it’s cooler. ‘

Why are my gel nails sticky after curing?

Why are my gel nails tacky after applying a base coat? All of your gel coats will feel tacky after curing. It’s the tackiness which allows each subsequent coat to stick.

How do you dry gel nail polish at home?

Gel nail polish cures (or hardens) using a UV lamp or an LED lamp. Curing your gel nail polish is easy. All you need to do is apply the polish, put your hand under the lamp and press start. Keep your hand still and wait for the light to go out on your lamp, simple!

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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!