How To Make Your Gel Manicure Last Longer!


The beauty of a gel manicure is that you can enjoy glossy, chip-free nails for anywhere from two to three weeks. If you take proper care of it, that is.

Here’s how you can keep those nails going strong for longer!

Avoid Too-Hot Water

As good as a steamy shower or long bath feels, hot water can occasionally ruin your nail polish.

Add Additional Topcoat

Another topcoat layer can extend the life of gel your manicure.

Push Back Your Cuticles

Try pushing back your cuticles after a while to ensure fresh looking nails. Remember to use cuticle oil so you don’t damage your fingers!

Wear Rubber Gloves When Cleaning

The chemicals in certain cleaning products can weaken your gels. Always wear protective gloves if you’ll be giving your home a serious scrub down or even doing the dishes.

Treat Your Nails as Nails

We’re all guilty of using our nails as tools, whether that’s opening cans, pulling tape off boxes or any other menial task where our nails are doing the hard work – and that’s a huge no-no when it comes to manicure care.

Apply Nail Oil

Apply nail oil regularly to keep the gel hydrated and avoid chipping and cracking.

Don’t Pick!

This one may not be incredibly surprising but picking or chewing on your nails in all their glossy glory is a one-way ticket to a chipped manicure.

All these little tips will help you make your gel manicure last for much longer than you expected!

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