How to Dry Your Nails Fast


Little is more frustrating thing than paying someone to paint your nails, only to smudge them a few minutes after leaving the salon. Even if you paint your own nails, having to redo a smudged one can be a major inconvenience. Fortunately, you can speed up the nail drying process. And the faster your nails dry, the less likely you are to smudge them.

Step 1

Apply polish properly. Use a base coat, two thin coats of polish and a clear top coat. Using a thick coat of nail polish will prolong the drying process.

Step 2

Use a fan or hairdryer on the coolest setting to dry your nails quickly. The increased air flow will help your nails dry faster.

Step 3

Dip your nails into a bowl of ice water. The cold temperature of the ice water will set your polish quickly.

Step 4

Spray your nails with nail spray. Using nail spray on your nails will harden the enamel faster. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package before using the spray.



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