Monday, February 28, 2011

Is Gel Polish Bad For Your Nails?

Gel polish is not bad for your nails when applied, cared for and removed properly.
Here are a few tips:
1.      Make sure your nail techs are properly educated in the application and removal of gel polish.
2.      Moisturize your cuticles, nails and undersides of nails every day with a natural oil.
3.      DO NOT peel gel polish off nails.
a.       Gel polish bonds with the keratin of the nail plate, unlike regular polish, which dries on the nail.  This bond is why gel polish lasts so long and lends strength to your nails. 
b.      If you peel it off, you'll remove several layers of your natural nail too.
4.      Have your professional nail tech remove your gel polish at least once.  That way, if you want to do it on your own, you’ll know how to do it correctly.

Please let us know any time you have questions.  We're always happy to help.


  1. Great advice!!! Thank you for the information!!

  2. I peeled mine off and wish I didn't!! :(