Can you use any LED light to cure gel nails?
Both LED and UV nail lamps emit UV wavelengths and work in the same way.
However, UV lamps emit a broader spectrum of wavelengths, while LED lamps produce a narrower, more targeted number of wavelengths.
LED lamps can cure gel polish faster than a UV light.
Not all gel polishes can be cured by an LED lamp..
Can you use a UV flashlight to cure nails?
How long do you keep UV light on gel nails? Place your nails under a UV or LED lamp. LED lamp will cure the gel polish in just 30 seconds, or 2 minutes with a UV lamp.
Is LED light bad for your nails?
Some dermatology experts shared several concerns about the UV rays emitted from the lamps in nail salons, according to a study conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology. While the UB rays don’t burn your skin, they can damage DNA and collagen, resulting in premature aging like dark spots, wrinkles.
How can I cure my gel nails without a UV light?
Thankfully, there are alternative ways to cure gel polish with less UV exposure. While only an LED lamp can cure your polish as quickly and effectively as a UV light, using a non-UV gel polish, applying a drying agent, or soaking your nails in ice water could work as well.
What UV light do nail salons use?
UVA rays are what cure gel manicures. These UV rays are known primarily for their role in photoaging of the skin (think: sun spots and wrinkles).
What happens if you over cured gel nails?
Over-curing a gel is possible. Some gels will discolor when over-cured and some will lose the gloss, while others will do both or neither. So much of this depends on the gel and the curing light. Each manufacturer should be able to assist the nail technician in what issues they may see with over-curing the product.