Question: Does Gel Polish Weaken Nails?

Gel manicures can weaken your nails.

“The manicure process can lead to dehydration and thinning of the nail plate,” says Dr.

Adigun.

Should I give my nails a break from gel?

Gel polish should come off easily after soaking — at most, your manicurist should use the gentle prodding of an orange-wood stick. Both doctors recommend taking gel mani-moons, or weeklong breaks from the treatments, at least once every eight weeks.

Does nail polish weaken nails?

As long as you’re using one of the nail polishes mentioned above without those harsh ingredients, nail polish won’t do anything to harm your nails. The problem is that the acetone you’re using to remove the color each time will. Dr. Stern explains, “Nail polish remover is not your friend.

How can I repair my nails after gel polish?

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.

Can you use gel polish on natural nails?

Gel polish doesn’t chip, so you can keep it on for weeks at a time. You’ll only need to get it changed or removed when your nails grow out too far. If you’re trying to grow your natural nails out, gel is also a good choice. The gel adds a layer of protection that helps keep your nails from breaking.