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How Can I Dry My Gel Nails Without UV Light?

Written by Tara

You can, in fact, dry your nail paint with the help of your hair dryer. Since the heat in the air keeps the nail polish from firming in place, the cool setting on your hair dryer will help do the opposite.

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 get gel nail polish to dry fast? 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Is there any other way to dry 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.

Can gel nail polish be used without UV light?

Purchase a non-UV gel polish for an easy at-home option. These gel polishes are applied in the same manner as regular, non-gel polish and are made to cure on their own without light. When purchasing a gel polish, make sure that it specifies on the label that the polish does not require a UV light or LED lamp to cure.

What can I use if I don’t have a UV nail lamp?

Get yourself a LED lamp The good news is, especially for those who do regular manicure is that LED light is less damaging to the skin than a UV light and it is something you can easily get from a good beauty shop. You can always use it in place of a UV light to cure it.

How long do gel nails take to dry?

Apply a thin coat over the whole nail, then cure each nail under a UV lamp or LED light to dry it. You’ll want to cure your base coat for at least 30 seconds to a minute before continuing to ensure that it has thoroughly dried.

Can gel polish air dry?

The short answer is no. Oxygen gets in the way of curing gel nails. Air prevents the gel molecules from forming together to harden, which explains why your gel polish will never dry in the air.

Does nail polish dry faster in hot or cold?

Salons use fans to help speed up drying, but your hair dryer works just as well. The secret is to put it on the cool setting. Heat actually keeps polish from firming, so giving your digits a shot of cold air is much more helpful. Since cold hardens polish, ice water baths are also a great setting trick.

Why is my gel polish 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.

Why are my gel nails not drying?

It sounds like the gel-polish is not fully cured. 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.

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.

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.

Can a LED light dry gel nails?

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.

How long should you cure gel polish?

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. Curing gel polish longer than recommended time turns it into a solid, and it will be difficult to remove later.

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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!