Nail Polish Tips

Can You Use A UV Light To Dry Regular Nail Polish?

Written by Tara

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.

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.

Generally Can you use regular nail polish with UV gel? Similar to a gel top coat, you should not use a UV gel base coat with regular nail lacquer. Your regular nail polishes will not adhere very well to a gel base coat. A base coat’s function is to anchor your nail polish onto the nail plate.

Here You Can Watch The Video How to Apply a Nail Polish Top Coat | Manicure Tutorials


Similarly, HOW TO APPLY TOP COAT WITHOUT RUINING YOUR NAIL

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you turn regular polish into gel polish?

With Gelibility you can use any regular nail polish to create your own custom gel colors. Developed by Brandi—a manicurist to provide unlimited colors for her clients while saving money at the same time! Gelibility solves all your gel polish needs.

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 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.

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.

Do LED nail dryers work on regular polish?

This 36W UV/LED nail lamp dryer comes with 15 pcs of dual source lamp beads (UV/ LED), which makes it suitable for drying all kinds of gel nail polish quickly and efficiently and not just regular polish.

How can I dry my gel nail polish at home without UV light?

Hold your nails in ice cold water to harden gel polish. Stick your nails into the water, making sure that all the nails are completely submerged. Hold your nails under the water for about 3 minutes before removing them from the bowl. Let your fingers and nails air dry for at least an hour.

Does cold water dry nail polish faster?

‘Yes, you can speed up your drying time by submerging your nails in cold water,’ confirms Michelle. Hooray! She advises, ‘Simply fill a bowl, dip your nails, and wait 3-5 minutes – or however long you can spare! You can even add a few ice cubes to make the temperature cooler.

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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!