In the sparkling world of manicures, gel nails reign supreme for their durability, shine, and long-wearing nature. But, just like the crown jewels need the right care to shine their brightest, your gel nails demand some tender loving care too. And who better than the experts at Kemayu Spa to share those coveted gel nail care secrets?
If you’ve recently had a gel manicure or are considering one, these tips from the pros at Kemayu Spa will help you maintain that salon-fresh look for weeks to come.
1. Be Gentle With Your Nails
Remember, your nails aren’t tools. Avoid using them to open cans, peel off stickers, or perform any other tasks that could cause them to chip or break. Treat them with kindness!
2. Wear Gloves for Chores
Water, cleaning chemicals, and detergents can be harsh on your gel nails. When doing dishes, cleaning, or even gardening, slip on some gloves to protect your manicure.
3. Moisturize Regularly
Hydration isn’t just for your skin. Use cuticle oil or a moisturizing hand lotion daily to keep your nails and the skin around them hydrated and healthy. This not only prolongs the life of your gel manicure but also keeps your hands looking pristine.
4. Protect from Direct Sunlight
While UV or LED lights are used to cure gel nails, prolonged direct sunlight can cause discoloration. If you’re sunbathing or spending extended hours under the sun, apply a sunscreen on your hands or wear protective gloves.
5. Avoid Picking or Peeling
As tempting as it may be when you notice a chip or lift, don’t peel off your gel nail polish. This can strip away the top layer of your nail and weaken it. Always opt for professional removal at Kemayu Spa or use a recommended gel polish remover.
6. Nail Growth & Maintenance
Your nails will continue to grow under the gel polish. Around the 2-week mark (or sooner for some), you may notice a gap at the base. Consider a fill-in appointment at Kemayu Spa to keep them looking fresh or schedule a removal and new application.
7. Breaks are Beneficial
While gel manicures are relatively gentle, it’s a good idea to give your nails a break now and then. This allows them to breathe, recover, and maintain their health.
8. Quality Matters
All gel nail products aren’t created equal. At Kemayu Spa, we ensure the use of high-quality, non-toxic, and reputable gel nail brands. Always ensure you’re getting the best for lasting results.
A gel manicure is a beautiful investment in your hands, and with the right care, you can maximize its lifespan and enjoy gorgeous nails for weeks. Always remember: the better you care for your nails, the better they’ll look and feel.
For more nail care insights, top-tier services, and to keep your nails in their best shape, visit kemayuspa.co.za. Your nails deserve the best, and Kemayu Spa is here to deliver just that!