Nail Polish Tips

Will Gel Polish Dry On Its Own?

Written by Tara

You can successfully use your beloved gel nail polishes without a UV light, whether you’re applying them on top of acrylic nails or use gel nail polish on your natural nails. Yes, these methods may take more time, and they might not be as successful as the UV light, but they still work!

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.

Generally Can you air dry gel nail polish? A lot of people wonder whether they can simply allow their gel nail polish to air dry. Unfortunately, this is not possible. Oxygen gets in the way of curing gel nails. The air will stop the molecules in the gel from binding together and hardening, and this is why you simply cannot let gel nails air dry.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What can you use instead of a UV 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.

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 gel polish dry without a lamp?

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.

How do you dry gel nails 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.

Why is my gel not setting?

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.

How can I make my phone into a UV light?

Directions:

  1. Rip off a small piece of tape (fold some of it over to make a tab for easy clean up later) and place the piece of tape over the camera light on the phone.
  2. With the blue marker, color the portion of tape over the light.
  3. Place another piece of tape over the first.

Can you make a UV light?

If you want to take a white LED and get UV light, you just need to block the visible colors while leaving the UV light to pass through. There are some materials—like fused quartz or fluorite that do exactly this and can be used to make some pretty cool UV photographs.

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About the author

Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!