Summer is finally here! Tips to get you through these hot days...
XTREME CLEAR – THICKER GEL IN THE HOT DAYS
The gels soften in the high heat, and flow to the lateral nail folds earlier than usual. We can minimise this by cooling the gel in the fridge. If we have more pots of gel, we can work with one, while the other one is cooling.
In the summer even the gels with maximum non-yellowing protection can slightly turn into yellow thanks to the chemical effects of the sun creams and the intensity of the UV exposure. In this case the UV Filter top coat can help – as its name suggests - it filters UV rays like sun creams.
GELS, CURING FASTER
The over-curing of the gels can be also a problem. In the summer, the material cures faster, so do not exceed the necessary curing time.
ATTENTION! THEY CAN CAUSE HEAT SPIKE!
In the summer heat, even the no-heat-spike gels can cause a little burning sensation for a client who has thin nails. In this case, place the hand of the client to scattered light (just before the lamp) for 10-20 seconds, then into the lamp for 2.5 minutes.
UV EXPOSURE CAN CURE ANY GELS THAT ARE LEFT OPEN
The UV exposure is very strong in the summer so the reflected light can cure any gels left opened, even in shade so, it is suggested to put the cap on the dish while you are working!
- Use thicker gels like the Xtreme Clear
- Use slower acrylic powders e.g. for French manicures use the Ultra White
- Use the dense Rocky Cover LightGel
- Use the air conditioner or ventilator in your salon in order to maintain a pleasant temperature
- Keep your gel pots closed and clean; the sunlight can cure any gel remaining at the lid
- Keep your 3D gel pots in the fridge so that they remain formable
- Use more Spray Prep; due to its dehydrating characteristics the nail form won't slip
- Let the materials flow under the caps as the materials are softer and more likely to cure in the warm weather
- Leave your materials in direct sunlight - keep them in a drawer or a cupboard
- Keep your gels in the fridge for a long time; it is better to find a cooler place for them in the room
- Touch sweaty skin with the material or brush as it reduces the adhesion