Nail polish is one of the best ways for to indulge oneself, but might take some time especially when drying, so we put together the best tricks to dry nail polish faster than usual.
Every time you paint your nails, you remember that you have to do something and, wham, your manicure is ruined. With our tricks to speed up the drying of your nail polish, you can show off your nails and be back to your life in less than 5 minutes.
In this article we will answer the following questions:
- How do I make nail polish dry faster?
- How long does nail polish take to dry?
- Why does my nail polish never dry?
- Does hot water make nail polish dry faster?
- How do you dry nail polish that won’t dry?
- Does ice water really dry nail polish?
Infallible tricks: How to dry nail polish fast?
If you love to wear your nails painted, but are annoyed by having to wait a long time for them to dry, take note of the secrets of the manicure experts.
Apply cold air
No blowing or shaking your hands like a madwoman. When you’ve finished applying polish, grab your blow dryer, set the cold air on low and blow it on your nails for one minute for each hand. You’re good to go without ruining your polish!
Immerse your hands in ice water
No, don’t worry, the polish won’t run. Just dip your freshly painted hands in a bowl full of cold water for a few seconds and your nails will dry as if by magic. You can also add some ice cubes to the water if it is not very cold, but be careful not to touch them with your nails.
A brush of olive oil
Many women, after painting their nails and waiting a few seconds for them to dry, apply oil with a small brush. If you opt for this method, manicure experts advise you to leave it on for a minute, and then remove it very gently with a handkerchief.
Control the amount of polish
Avoid applying a thick coat of nail polish and much less two very thick coats. It is best to apply two very thin coats of polish, even three if the product is very liquid, to achieve a perfect manicure that dries in the blink of an eye.
Apply a top coating
If, after applying the nail polish, you apply a final coat of this product, you will invest a few seconds, but you will save time in drying. It is a drying product with which you will also get other benefits: protect the nail from bumps and flaking, make the color last longer and make the nails shinier. You can also find drying accelerator sprays in perfumeries, which are sprayed a few centimeters away from the hand after applying the nail polish.
Always moisturize at the end
If you need to moisturize your nail cuticles, you should do it after the manicure, once you have applied the color polish. If you do it before, you can leave residue on the nail, the polish will not set well and it will take much longer to dry.
Which nail polish is suited to dry fast?
All these tricks will be more effective if you also use fast drying nail polishes, nail lacquers whose formulation is specially designed to solidify quickly. There are many firms that already have them, from the most exclusive to the low cost ones. Some even guarantee that their polishes will remain intact in just one minute, because they are all-in-one, that is, nail polishes that are designed to be used without base or top coat.