Soak-off gel nail polish is applied the same way as regular nail polish and each layer is cured under a LED lamp for 30 seconds to a minute, or 2 minutes under traditional UV lamps. This means that the nails are placed under the light to dry before adding another layer. Unlike traditional nail polish, you won’t have a long wait for your soak off gel polishes to dry. Plus – soak-off gel nail polish stays on nails for up to 3 weeks with no chipping or peeling!
They last a long time. Soak off gel nail polish can be worn without chipping for around 2 to 3 weeks and still look like they have just been applied. Because of its lightweight formula it has a natural feeling, is applied in thin layers and makes the gel polish very durable and chip free.
The drying time depends on the nail lamp you choose. Drying can be done within 5 seconds to 2 minutes. LED lamps can cure soak-off gel nail polish in 5 seconds to a minute while UV lamps usually takes around 2-3 minutes. Although each layer has to be cured, nail lamp curing does not require too much time to be completed.
Contrary to the myths circulating the internet, soak off gel polishes actually do not damage or weaken your nails. Although improper application and removal might cause damage to your nail beds. The gel formula provides extra strength and prevents your nails from ripping and breaking, allowing them to grow longer and stronger. To prevent damage, always follow the removal instructions using a soak-off technique.