I have heard that for women, life is what happens while they wait for their freshly painted nails to dry up. Without paying attention to the frivolous side of the comment, it is certainly frustrating that after doing a manicure, that your nails are perfectly painted and wait a few minutes for the varnish to dry completely, a minimum of carelessness will make them ruin.
If this has happened to you some or many times, pay attention because we will give you nine incredible tricks that will accelerate the nail drying process:
1. Cold water
In case you did not know, the enamel dries completely when exposed to low temperatures. When finished painting wait a couple of minutes, then dip your hands into a container with water and some ice cubes, taking care that your nails do not touch each other or the edges of the container; Leave them there for about 2 or 3 minutes and then remove them. Let them dry naturally, without rubbing them with towels or paper.
As we already mentioned, the nails dry faster at low temperatures, so use the freezing method to set aside the hours and hours of blowing. You just have to put your hands inside the freezer for a few minutes and that's it!
3. Hair dryer
Some beauty salons use special dryers for nails, but you can replace them with the common hair dryer that all women have in our bathroom. Adjust it to the coldest temperature and place it about 20 cm from your nails; pass it a couple of times and your nails will be completely dry.
4. Dust cleaner
Use those cleaners that remove dust from the corners and cracks of the keyboards with air, to dry your nails. Sweep them with the cleaner for several minutes, just make sure to keep the nozzle far enough away so that the air pressure does not ruin your enamel.
5. Olive oil
Although it seems strange, olive oil will be your best ally when painting your nails. You can use it in two ways:
1. When you finish painting your nails, let them dry for a moment and then apply a layer of clear varnish on top. Almost immediately apply a drop of olive oil. Distribute it with a brush and you will notice how your nails dry in seconds.
2. Another way is to use olive oil spray. Finishing the nail polish on your nails, spray them thoroughly with the oil. Let it sit for one to two minutes and then wash your hands to remove the oil.
6. Thinner enamel layers
If you usually paint your nails with thick layers of enamel to save time, you should stop doing it, in the end the drying of a thick layer takes more time. Instead of doing that, apply two or more very thin layers, allowing 3 minutes between each application. Although it may seem a slower process, in the end you will realize that they dry out in a much shorter time.
Also check that your enamel is in the best conditions, that it is not too thick, as this will also make your layers too thick.
Soak your hands and nails very well after two minutes of having finished painting them, rinse them to perfection and then dry gently with a soft towel.
8. Residual gas aerosols
From now on when you finish an aerosol product (deodorant, hair spray or other) do not throw the cans. Use the residual gas, which is cold, to accelerate the drying process of your enamel. Just apply the air on your nails, at a considerable distance, but first make sure there is no residue of its contents or it could ruin your nails.
9. Specialized products
There are several products that specialize in accelerating nail drying. The most popular are the quick drying transparent enamels. Cover your freshly painted nail with a layer of clear, quick-drying enamel. In addition to helping you to dry your nails, it will also protect them so that the paint lasts longer.