Well, it turns out the news isn’t great, because according to multiple sources (and experts), gel nail polish doesn’t make your nails stronger.
Acetone, which is used to remove gel polish, isn’t great for your nails, but it’s way better than peeling off the polish and wrecking your nails in the process.
How can I strengthen my nails after gel?
A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Your Nails Recover After a Gel Manicure
- Trim Your Nails. Longer nails are more prone to breaking with everyday activities (like trying to pry that stubborn lid off your Tupperware).
- Gently Buff Them.
- Moisturize Often.
- Use a Nail Treatment.
- Leave Your Cuticles Alone.
How can I strengthen my nails quickly?
Here are our top tips for strengthening nails and preventing nail damage—so you can better enjoy all your gorgeous manicures.
- Limit water exposure.
- But drink lots (and lots) of water.
- Keep your nails on the shorter side.
- Make cuticle oil or crème a part of your routine.
- Try a DIY olive oil nail soak.
How can I repair my nails after gel nails?
To repair your nails after a gel manicure, apply a nail moisturizer to your nails and the skin around them every day, since a gel manicure removes a lot of their natural moisture. Soak your nails in warm milk once a week for 5 minutes, which will remove residue and strengthen them.