A gel polish dehydrator is a product that is used to remove excess moisture and oils from the natural nail before applying gel polish. It’s typically applied after the nail has been cleaned and prepared for gel application, but before the base coat is applied.
The dehydrator is designed to remove any oils, dirt, or other impurities from the nail surface, ensuring that the gel polish adheres properly and doesn’t lift or chip prematurely. It also helps to create a dry and clean surface for the gel polish to adhere to, as moisture or oils can prevent the gel polish from curing properly.
Gel polish dehydrators typically come in liquid form and are applied using a lint-free wipe or cotton pad. They may contain ingredients such as alcohol or acetone, which are effective at removing oils and moisture from the nail surface.
It’s important to use a gel polish dehydrator as part of the preparation process for gel polish application, as it can help to improve adhesion and the longevity of the manicure. However, it’s important not to overuse dehydrators or to use ones that are too strong, as this can cause the natural nail to become dry or brittle over time.
It’s also important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use and to allow the dehydrator to dry completely before applying the gel polish base coat. This will ensure that the dehydrator has done its job and that the nail surface is ready for the next step in the gel polish application process.