How do you prepare your nails for gel polish?

How do you prepare your nails for gel polish? 

How to prepare your nails for gel polish application
  1. Step 1 – Shape Your Nails. The first step in preparing your nails for gel polish application is to get your perfect nail shape.
  2. Step 2 – Push back your cuticles.
  3. Step 3 – Remove dead skin.
  4. Step 4 – Buff your nails.
  5. Step 5 – Cleanse and dehydrate.

Should nails be rough for gel polish? Make sure you file the free edge, rough up 100% of the nail, around the sides, near the cuticles and the edges, or the polish will peel off at the most usual points. DON’T rough the nail up too much! Nails just need to be lightly scratched to ensure proper product adhesion.

When should you buff your nails? How Often Should I Buff My Nails? Stick to buffing your nails around once a month. Any more than this, and you can end up causing damage and making your nails brittle. If done too often or too forcefully, buffing can weaken your nails.

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