polish color. Its purpose is to provide a smooth and even surface for the gel polish to adhere to, as well as to protect the natural nails from staining or damage from the pigments in the colored gel polish.
The base coat is typically formulated to bond strongly with the natural nail, creating a strong foundation for the gel polish to adhere to. It is also designed to cure quickly and evenly under a UV or LED lamp, ensuring that the gel polish adheres properly and does not lift or chip.
Some gel polish base coats also contain additional strengthening or nourishing ingredients, such as vitamins or proteins, to help keep the natural nails healthy and strong. These can be especially beneficial for those with weak or damaged nails.
To use gel polish base coat, simply apply a thin layer to clean and dry nails, being careful not to get any on the surrounding skin or cuticles. Cure the base coat under a UV or LED lamp according to the manufacturer’s instructions, then proceed with the gel polish color and top coat as desired.
It’s important to use a high-quality gel polish base coat to ensure proper adhesion and longevity of the gel manicure. Skipping the base coat can result in uneven or premature chipping of the gel polish, so it’s an important step in achieving a long-lasting and professional-looking gel manicure.