LED and UV gel nail colors are famously low-maintenance. So much so in fact, the ""hands off"" benefits of gel nail polishes are a large part of their appeal. However, you do have to treat your gel polish manicure right, if you want it to treat you right. Who wouldn't want to protect their investment with a little TLC? Here are some gel nail do's and don'ts to best help preserve your gel nail color so that you can make the most of its incredible staying power.
hydrate your cuticles Dry, split cuticles can make even the most elegant gel nail polish look like an afterthought. After a gel nail manicure, massage essie apricot cuticle oil into your cuticles as many times a day as you can remember to seal in moisture and hydrate cuticles and nails. A few minutes spent rubbing this oil formulated with vitamin e onto cuticles and nail beds can work absolute wonders and keep your nails and skin looking their best.
have fun with color Did you know that gel nail polishnow comes in shades? And did you know that finding your favorite nail polish shade in a gel polish formula is easier than ever before?All of our gel nail polish shades have been renamed to match the gel nail polishes you know and love, including cult classics like ballet slippers, wicked and smokin' hot. gel's state-of-the-art formula delivers up to 14 days of exceptional color and shine—no matter what color you choose.
keep nails looking happy and healthyThe lived-in, chipped manicure look may be a rebellious fashion statement to some, but we don't recommend it. gel nail polish delivers fabulous color that lasts, but once it begins to fade, don't delay removal. Rocking worn-down gel polish would be like wearing smeared lipstick and can also be hard on your nails. So whether you remove and then go for another gel manicure or simply opt for traditional polish, keeping nails tidy is always in fashion.