Can semi-permanent varnish be catalyzed too little or too long?

Can semi-permanent varnish be catalyzed too little or too long?

It is important to know how to properly cure gel polish, as this can lead to over or under curing. In this article, the nail supply expert Maryton will give you some useful ideas. Just keep reading!

First of all, it is important to respect the curing times recommended by the manufacturer. Too short or too long a drying time can lead to problems such as skin sensitivity, air bubbles and dull spots on the nails.

Over-curing can be caused by unintentional UV exposure. This can happen when artificial nails are exposed to natural sunlight or sunbeds for long periods of time. The nails then become more brittle and lose their flexibility, to the detriment of the durability of your manicure.

Additionally, a UV or LED lamp can also cause over-curing. This is because UV energy is based on different wavelengths, so it is important to use the lamp recommended by the manufacturer. You will find the correct catalysis times on the product label or on the manufacturer’s website.

Besides over-hardening, under-hardening can lead to skin sensitivity, with symptoms such as redness, itching, and water blisters. Other signs of insufficient curing are air bubbles under artificial nails and dull, soft spots on the nails where semi-permanent polish can be filed off too easily.

Hoping that this article has pleased you and will give you ideas! In addition, I also advise you to invest in some professional manicure sets to care for your nails.

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