Why does gel polish crack?

Moreover, each layer necessarily involves sealing the free edge and drying in a UV lamp for two minutes. An underdried layer of varnish, like an unsealed free edge, will certainly chip.

When covering nails with gel polish, care must be taken to ensure that no dust particles or hairs get onto the surface of the plate. They not only spoil the appearance of the coating, but also cause cracks. Therefore, it is permissible to work with the material only in complete cleanliness.

Other reasons for early cracking of gel polish

If the technology of applying gel polish was not broken, and the coating still cracked, then the reason may lie in the following:

  • Wet nail plate. An acid-free primer applied in two or three coats in front of the base will help to eliminate the trouble.
  • Thinned, too soft nail surface. On such nails, gel polish does not hold well.
  • Taking medications (antibiotics), recent surgery. All substances used for medical purposes, accumulating in the body, then go out through the skin and nails and can cause cracking of the varnish.
  • Performing gel polish manicure during menstruation.
  • Diseases of the heart, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine disorders.
  • Prolonged contact with chemicals without the use of protective gloves.
  • Incompatibility of materials. More precisely, the use of a base, color coating and top of different brands.
  • Substandard materials.