Getting new gel nails is somewhat of a life event for us girls. We secretly love the hours we spend deciding on a nail colour and art that is not just trendy, but will also complement most of the outfits in our wardrobe.
As much as we love the above-mentioned process, it almost heartbreaking when you see that tiny chipped part of your nail colour while admiring your nails *ouch*. But before you go down the lane of wallow and self-pity, let us tell you that not all hope is lost. Continue reading as we tell you how you can fix a peeling gel nail colour…
- First things first, do not pick
- Apply a layer of topcoat
- Moisturise your hands
- Prevent your nails from chipping any further
First things first, do not pick
It is very natural to feel extremely tempted to pick and scrape at your polish when you see the tiniest chipped polish. But we urge you to not do so as picking at your gel polish could leave your nails weak, brittle and uneven.
Apply a layer of topcoat
Once you have controlled the urge to pick the entire polish off, here’s what you should do next. Gently file the area that has started to peel and then apply a layer of topcoat to help seal in the rest of the polish and prevent it from peeling any further.
Moisturise your hands
One of the biggest causes of premature peeling of gel nails is dry and dehydrated hands and cuticles. Henceforth, remember to slather on some hand cream every time you wash your hands. Additionally, you must also ensure that you apply a little bit of cuticle oil each night to strengthen your nail bed and prevent your gel manicure from chipping.
Prevent your nails from chipping any further
As with anything else in life, prevention is always better than cure. Therefore, ensure that you take the utmost care of your nails to increase the wear time of the gel polish. Always wear gloves while doing the dishes, never use your nails as a replacement for can openers and make sure they do not come in contact with hot water too often.
Taking all these precautions will surely help you make the most of your gel manicure.