Linda’s Gel Nails advises the following to maintain a chip free, long-lasting Gel Polish manicure.
- Never pick or peel Gel Polish, as this can cause damage to the natural nail.
- Wear rubber gloves when washing up or doing cleaning jobs, as Gel Polish can absorb bleaches and detergents. This will cause Gel Polish to lift, so wearing gloves will keep nails looking freshly manicured for longer.
- Use cuticle oil at least twice a day, to keep your cuticle moisturised and healthy (especially at night before going to bed). Cuticle Oil can be purchased from Linda’s Gel Nails from £3.
- Chlorine may lift Gel Polish in extreme cases. To lessen the chance of this, wait 24 hours after application before swimming, and always rinse your hands thoroughly after swimming to remove chlorine.
- Sun Tan Cream may affect Gel Polish, therefore try to avoid it coming into contact with your Gel Polish nails, & use gloves to apply.
- Insect repellent may affect Gel Polish, therefore try to avoid it coming into contact with your Gel Polish nails, & use gloves to apply.
- Filing your nails will break the seal of the Gel Polish & cause premature lifting. If filing is necessary, paint the edge of the filed nail using clear nail polish.
- If you break a nail, the product seal will be broken, and your Gel Polish manicure will more than likely lift. File and then paint the edge with clear polish, or alternatively book an appointment with Linda’s Gel Nails to repair the nail from £3.
GEL POLISH REMOVAL
- Gel Polish is removed by buffing the Gel Polish top coat, applying Acetone on a cotton ball / pad and wrapping foil round the nails. After 10 – 15 minutes the Gel Polish will lift from the natural nail. Any residue may be removed, by wiping with a cotton pad soaked in Acetone.. Acetone can be purchased from Linda’s Gel Nails for £3.
Remember, treat your nails like jewels not tools, to ensure long lasting Gel Polished nails.