A gel manicure is a type of manicure that involves curing gel nail polish under UV or LED light to create a long-lasting and glossy finish. Here’s how to do a gel manicure:
Start by washing your hands and removing any existing nail polish.
Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back your cuticles. Then, use a cuticle nipper to trim any excess cuticle.
File your nails to the desired shape and length.
Use a buffing block to smooth out any ridges or unevenness on the surface of your nails.
Apply a dehydrator and a primer on your nails, these products will help the gel polish to adhere better.
Apply a thin layer of base gel polish and cure it under the UV or LED lamp for the recommended time.
Apply the gel color of your choice in thin, even strokes and cure it under the UV or LED lamp for the recommended time.
Apply a second layer of gel color if necessary.
Apply a topcoat of gel polish and cure it under the UV or LED lamp for the recommended time.
Wipe the nails with a cleanser to remove any tacky layer and moisturize your cuticles.
Note: UV lamps and LED lamps have different curing time and wattage, so make sure to check the instructions of your lamp and gel polish to determine the proper curing time. Also, it’s important to use a good quality of gel polish and UV/LED lamp to avoid damaging your nails.