Make sure your nails are free of any oils and are dry. Gently buff the surface of the nails with a nail buffer, this will help the gel adhere to the nail correctly. Another important step is to seal the edges of your nails with the color and top coat by swiping brush horizontally onto the edge of nails. This will help prevent chipping which could lead to peeling.
Tips to avoid chipping:
Before applying, ensure your nails are completely dry, clean and oil-free.
Don't apply gel on the skin or cuticle.
Applying thin coats are key!
Cap the edge of each nail with top coat to seal the gel well by swiping horizontally with the brush, back and forth.
Note: Gel polish can chip easier than others based on their lifestyle and hinder a gel manicure's longevity. Every individual is different! Some people have oilier skin than others, which require more prep of cleansing the nail and adding a bonder before color. Personally, we have had greater success with gel manicure's by adding a gel builder underneath the nail (such as our polygel or a clear gel builder of any sort) it helps the gel adhere to the nail better and reduce the risk of chipping or peeling!