Using gel nail polish at home is an effective way to add durability and shine to your natural nails, and can be accomplished in as little as 10 minutes. To start, use a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover to remove any previous polish, then file and buff your nails using a nail file and buffing block. When the nails are ready, apply the clear gel polish and dry under a UV or LED lamp.
- Prepare the nails
Clean the nail surface and remove old polish by using nail polish remover and a cotton ball. Shape the nails with a nail file and gently buff the surface of each nail with a fine buffing block.
- Apply gel polish
Apply clear gel polish to each nail using slow, deliberate strokes. Use a very thin application on each nail.
- Use a UV lamp
Once all nails have been polished, place them under a UV or LED lamp for at least three minutes to cure the gel polish onto your nails.