Getting a manicure used to be hit or miss. Think about how many times you've walked out of the nail salon and then notice chips in your polish a day later. That all changed with the introduction of gel manicures, which typically last a full two weeks. Gel manicures differ from regular manicures because they use a special gel polish that hardens or "cures" under a UV light, creating a high-shine finish that resists chipping.
Gel manicures aren't without risks, but that doesn't mean you should skip them altogether. After all, who wants to worry about fixing up their polish while they're on vacation? Keep reading to learn how to keep your nails healthy and strong during the application and removal process.