Easy Hacks to Keep Your Gel Manicure Looking Beautiful Longer

by Admin February 15 2022
Easy Hacks to Keep Your Gel Manicure Looking Beautiful Longer

Gel manicures have been steadily gaining in popularity, and for good reason. A gel manicure provides longer-lasting and more natural-looking results than a traditional manicure. Gel manicures don’t chip or peel after only a few days either. In fact, a gel mani can keep your nails shiny and chip-free for two weeks or more with the proper care. Here are some easy hacks to protect your investment and keep your gel manicure looking beautiful longer.

Wear Gloves for Household Chores
When doing dishes or cleaning, always wear good quality gloves. Hot water and cleaning chemicals can seep into your nail beds damaging your natural nails and causing the gel to separate, lift, and peel. 

Use the Pads of Your Fingers to Wash Your Hair
Sometimes a good head scratch feels too good to resist, but in the shower is not the time for it. Wet nails are more susceptible to damage so use the pads of your fingers to massage the shampoo and conditioner into your hair and scalp instead. 

Don’t Use Your Nails As Tools
Your hands are arguably the hardest working part of your body, and as a result, your nails can see a lot of use and abuse. But being mindful of how you use your hands and nails can greatly reduce the workload and risk of damage. So don’t use your nails to pry can tabs, tighten screws, or open letters. Use the proper tools instead. 

Keep Nails Neatly Filed
If any chips or rough edges show up before your next appointment be sure to gently file them smooth right away to avoid further damage. Rough edges of nails or chipped polish can snag on things and make matters worse.

Quick Emergency Touchups
Sometimes life keeps you from making it to the salon on time, but that doesn’t have to mean ragged-looking nails. Rather than trying to remove the gel yourself and damaging your nails, you can give a manicure that’s past its prime a temporary facelift by filling in gaps with a matching color polish and then giving the whole nail a glossy topcoat. It won’t last long, but it can squeeze out an extra day or two until you can make it to the salon. 

With these hacks and your  Avanté Salon & Spa nail tech’s advice on how to care for your manicure, you’ll get the most benefit from your gel manicure. Give us a call at 610.429.1800 or try our online booking tool to schedule your gel manicure today. While you're at it, book a gel pedicure as well. Your toes deserve a bit of pampering too. Download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to instantly schedule appointments yourself from your phone. You’ll find us at one of our three convenient locations at 668 Downingtown Pike, 122 S High Street in West Chester, or 298 Main Street in Exton.


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