Gel polish: yes or no?

Gel polish is a nail varnish applied similarly to traditional nail polish but cured under ultraviolet (UV) light.

Why is gel polish better than a traditional one?

Gel polish is quickly becoming popular for manicures, and it’s easy to see why. Gel polish offers several advantages over traditional nail polishes:

Long-lasting results

Gel polish can last up to three-four weeks without chipping or fading, making it an ideal choice for busy people who don’t have time for frequent touch ups. In addition, the curing process helps to create a stronger, longer-lasting finish than traditional nail polishes.

Quick drying times

Traditional nail polishes can take hours to dry fully, but gel polishes dry within minutes. It makes them great for those in a rush or anyone looking for quick results.

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More vibrant colors

Gel polish has a rich, glossy finish that provides bolder and brighter color than traditional polishes. In addition, the sheer variety of colors and shades available in gel polish is also more significant than what’s offered with traditional polishes.

In short, gel polish provides longer-lasting results, more vibrant colors, and quicker drying times than traditional nail polishes – making it an ideal choice for a beautiful, lasting manicure.

What are the disadvantages of gel polish?

Some of the main disadvantages of gel polish include the fact that it requires UV or LED light to cure. UV light can cause skin damage if exposed for too long. People should wear protective eyewear when getting their nails done with gel polish and limit the time spent under UV lighting.

Besides, it is more expensive than traditional nail polishes and may lead to brittle nails if used too often.

The durability of the polish also makes it difficult to remove. Gel polish must be soaked in acetone or removed with a specialized gel removal tool. It cannot simply be peeled off like regular nail polish. If the gel isn’t properly soaked off, the nails could become damaged due to over-buffing or scraping, which can cause splitting and brittle nails.


Furthermore, people with weakened nails should avoid using gel polish as it can cause further damage. It can weaken the natural nails, making them prone to breakage.

Finally, some people may experience an allergic reaction to certain ingredients found in gel polishes, so always do a patch test before applying.

At what age can you make gel polish?

When the nails fully develop, it is recommended to do it over 16 years of age. However, gel nail polishes can be applied to younger ages. Still, it is essential to speak to children’s parents and a professional before doing so, as they can provide the best advice on specific cases. Furthermore, there are health and safety regulations that must be taken into consideration when using the products.

The application process takes longer than regular polish, so children must understand how long it will take and how much upkeep it requires afterward. It is also essential for them to know that gel polish may cause some damage if not removed correctly with a particular remover solution.

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