Nail Polish Tips

Can You Use A Regular Top Coat With Gel Polish?

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 regular top coat with gel polish? Yes, you can. You can put regular top coat over cured gel top coat for a couple of reasons. After you got your gel manicure done and your gel polish is not shinny for some reasons, you can put regular top coat over your cured gel polish to make it shine again.

Generally Does it matter what top coat you use for gel nails? Does gel polish need a top coat? Yes! You should always use a Bluesky Top Coat after applying your colour gel polish. The Top Coat provides the seal for your gel manicure, and helps greatly in preventing chips and cracks to your newly manicured nails.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What can I use instead of gel top coat?

For maximum gloss, cuticle oil can be use as a topcoat alternative. You may use this moisturizing oil on your nails, then buff them away and apply cuticle oil once more.

Can I use gel polish without base coat?

Using a good base coat is more important with gel polish than with a regular nail polish. The base coat is what helps the gel bind with your natural nail, and this will ensure that your gel nails last as long as possible.

Why does my gel polish peel off?

Gel polish peels off in one piece result from incomplete curing of one or more gel polish layers on a nail. These uncured gel layers can be the base coat, gel color, or both, will not adhere properly to the nail and cause the gel polish to come loose as a whole piece.

Can I use 2 coats of gel top coat?

Can you put two coats of gel topcoat? You can put two coats of gel top coat under these circumstances: If your natural nails are thin, putting two layers of gel topcoats will increase the overall thickness of nails thus makes your nails thicker and less chance of breakage, splitting, or tearing.

Do you have to use gel polish with gel top coat?

The Takeaway. 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 base coat Top Coat gel?

It is best not to use them interchangeably. Although they look similar, these two products are designed to do different things. Base coats are usually thicker and stickier, which helps the nail polish adhere better. They contain more resins to give the nail added strength.

Can you use hairspray as a top coat?

If you’re giving yourself a manicure or pedicure and don’t seem to have a quick dry top coat, you can use hairspray to get the job done. Once your nails are double coated and a clear coat has been added, give your nails a gentle spray with the hairspray.

What happens if you dont use a base coat?

Benefit #2: Base coats prevent polish from staining your nails. Ever tried that hot new red only to find it left your nails stained yellow? Chances are, you didn’t use a base coat, and staining has occurred because of a chemical reaction between the ingredients in the polish (dyes and chemicals) and your nail plates.

What happens if you use gel nail polish without UV light?

Use Non-UV Gel Polish For example, OPI gel nail polish does not require a UV light. It simply goes on like regular nail polish and will dry like normal nail polish.

Is base coat or topcoat more important?

According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., it’s more important to wear a base coat than a top coat. If you don’t wear a base coat, polish will potentially weaken and stain your nails, especially if you choose a dark color, she tells Bustle.

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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!