Nail Polish Tips

How Can I Cure My Gel Nails Without A UV Light?

Written by Tara

Cure the nails with color gel for 60 seconds under a LED lamp or 2 min under a UV lamp. Cure the nails for 60 seconds under a LED lamp or 2 min under a UV lamp. If you applied a no wipe topcoat, it’s finished. If you applied a wipe topcoat, remove the tacky layer with 90% rubbing alcohol.

Apply Cooking Spray If you want to use gel nail polish products without the need for UV lamps or an LED nail lamp, you can use another handy kitchen product: cooking spray. All you need to do to cure gel polish with cooking spray is spray your nails generously with the product and let dry gel nails naturally.

Generally How do you harden gel nail polish? You can cure your gel nail polish by using either an LED lamp or a UV lamp. If you’re using Bluesky products, we advise using the Bluesky lamp for best results (due to the products being tested & formulated with our lamp). It is easy to cure your gel nail polish.

Here You Can Watch The Video How to Cure Gel Polish Correctly | Do’s and Don’ts for a Salon


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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How long does it take for gel nail polish to cure?

Gel polish should be cured according to its manufacturer’s recommendation. The curing time for the gel polish base coat is 5 to 30 seconds, gel polish color should cure for 30 to 45 seconds for each layer, and gel polish top coat should cure no longer than 60 seconds.

Will gel polish dry without UV light?

Thankfully, there are alternative ways to cure gel polish with less UV exposure. While only an LED lamp can cure your polish as quickly and effectively as a UV light, using a non-UV gel polish, applying a drying agent, or soaking your nails in ice water could work as well.

Will gel polish dry on its own?

Gel nails will not dry or cure without the addition of either a UV or LED drying process. Both ways will start the process of polymerization. The molecules in the gel polish work with the light rays to produce a hard, smudge and chip-free finish. The process takes around 3 minutes.

How do I know if my gel nails are cured?

Other signs of under curing may be: loss of clarity; cloudy finish; thicker than normal sticky dispersion layer; dulling, soft surfaces; areas where the colour was too easily wiped or filed away. If a client’s skin itches whilst soaking off the product, this can be a sign that the nail coating was not properly cured.

Why is my gel polish not setting?

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. Uncured gel-polish can cause the top coat to dull and also get wiped away with cleanser.

Can I dry gel nails with a hair dryer?

Put the hairdryer down. Heat actually prevents your nail polish from drying, so a quick blast can do more harm than good. Let your nails dry naturally instead.

Will any LED light cure gel polish?

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.

Should gel polish be sticky after curing?

All of your gel coats will feel tacky after curing. It’s the tackiness which allows each subsequent coat to stick.

Is UV light necessary for gel nails?

Gels, by definition, need a UVA exposure to polymerize. So if there’s no UVA, there is no gel manicure.

How long do you cure gel polish with an LED lamp?

Apply a very thin coat of the base gel to the nails, avoid applying the base gel polish close to your cuticle. Place your nails under a UV or LED lamp. LED lamp will cure the gel polish in just 30 seconds, or 2 minutes with a UV lamp. 3.

Why is my gel polish still sticky?

The sticky residue occurs in the upper layer due to exposure to oxygen. Oxygen does not let the upper layer cure properly. Since we have a high percentage of oxygen in the air, so we can’t avoid oxygen exposure to the upper layer. But once you apply another coat, the previous coat will get properly cured.

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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!