Dip powder manicures have become increasingly popular, but there are lingering concerns about whether they can cause damage to your natural nails. If you're wondering, "Will dip powder ruin my nails?" you're not alone. In this blog, we will separate fact from fiction and debunk common myths surrounding dip powder manicures. We'll provide you with expert insights and tips to help you maintain healthy nails while enjoying the stunning aesthetics of dip powder.
Debunking the Myth: Dip Powder Causes Nail Damage
Dip Powder is actually generally considered to be one of the healthier options when it comes to doing your nails and that is mainly because of it's ingredients. First, let’s look at the powder, the PEMA – Polyethylmethacrylate. Revel Nail’s dip powder is 100% made here in the US, under strict quality control with only the highest quality of ingredients. Revel Nail only uses US FDA and EU regulatory compliant glitter, pigments and powders to make our dip powders. Also because the powder is a solid, unlike gel polish – its inert and won’t be absorbed by the body. Your skin and nails can absorb liquids that they are in contact with for an extended period of time, but not solids. This is one of the things that makes dip powder so safe.
The Truth: Dip Powder Manicures Can Be Safe if Done Correctly
Although the ingredients in a dip powder manicure are considered safe, just like anything else, you need to use dip powder correctly in order to keep your nails healthy and undamaged when you do a dip powder manicure. This means avoiding ripping or peeling off your dip powder manicure, even if it is lifting. Next, let's dive into how to properly apply and remove your dip powder manicure.
How to Apply Dip Powder:
1. Start by sanitizing your hands and pushing your cuticles back using the Revel Nail Cuticle Pusher. Use a fine drill bit or buffer/file to remove shine from nails.
2. Apply a thin layer of Pro Base with even strokes from base to tip.
3. Dip your finger into the powder using a scooping motion. Brush or tap off excess powder. Repeat until each nail has two coats of powder
4. Apply a generous amount of Activator covering the edges and capping the tips of the nails. Then, let dry for two minutes.
5. Shape nails with a file or drill to remove excess powder from the cuticle area. Smooth out nails with buffer, then rinse hands with water (no soap).
6. Apply a second coat of Activator on all fingers. Wait one minute. Wipe dry with a lint-free paper towel.
7. Apply Finish Gel in 2-3 quick strokes. No need to get close to the cuticle area. After one minute, apply a slower and more detailed coat for the Finish Gel. Be sure to cap the edges.
How to Remove Dip Powder:
1. Prepare your nails by gently buffing the surface to break the seal of the top coat.
3. Rest your fingers into the respective slots in your Nail Spa and let your nails soak for about 10-15 minutes to allow the dip powder to loosen.
4. Use a cuticle pusher or orange stick to gently scrape off the softened dip powder.
5. Finish by buffing your nails and applying cuticle oil to nourish and hydrate your nails.
The fear of dip powder ruining natural nails is a common concern among nail enthusiasts. However, with proper application, good nail care habits, and high-quality products, dip powder manicures can be a safe and beautiful option. By addressing common myths and providing expert tips, we hope to empower you to enjoy the benefits of dip powder manicures while maintaining healthy, strong nails. Remember to prioritize nail health and make informed decisions to achieve stunning dip powder manicures without compromising the well-being of your nails.