How to Dry Nail Polish Quickly when you’re in a hurry

How to Dry Nail Polish Quickly when you're in a hurry

Caring for your nails with clear or colored nail polish can feel fun. But for some people, the benefits of DIY may go beyond the time required for the polish to dry. Although it may take 10 to 12 minutes for the polish to be fully applied to the nails, there are shortcuts that you can try to make the process go faster.

Quick-dry coat

Quick-dry coat

Buying a clear coat of nail polish specially designed to reduce drying time is an easy way to dry nails quickly.

Most coats dry out faster or cheaper than regular polishes. The best coats of nail polish claim to add a layer of sheen to your nails, prevent cracking and dry your nails in a minute or less.

Quickly dry cold water

Quickly dry cold water

This strategy requires a little preparation work. Before you paint your nails, take a small bowl and fill it with cold tap water. Add an ice cube or two, and set the container near where you will be painting your nails. After your nails have been painted, wait about two minutes to allow the polish to be “set” – this will ensure that it adheres perfectly to your nails.

Then soak your nails in cold water and hold them there for about five minutes. If you remove your hands or feet from the water, you will notice that there are water beads on the surface of the nails – a sure sign that your polish is completely dry.

Hairdryer

Hairdryer

Connect the hairdryer with a “cool air” setting before you start painting your nails. When you are done applying the polish, blow-dry your nails with cool air. This works best when you paint nails, on one hand, apply a hairdryer, and repeat the process on the other hand. You must use a cool setting for this drying solution, as some people have reported that they burn their skin with a hot hairdryer.

Baby fat

Baby fat

Baby oil, olive oil, and even a spray can help your nails to dry quickly. Put oil in a decanter or dropper of medicine so you can easily control how much oil you put on each nail. You do not need much! Then, when you are ready to dry your nails, apply one or two drops to each nail and sit patiently for a minute or two. The oil should work to dry the nail polish as soon as it sits on your nail bed and gets into the paint. Thin paint dries quickly, and this method reduces the paint that is already on your nails. Once you have noticed the oil bumping on your nails, wipe the oil with a dry paper towel.

Polished coats are thin

Polished coats are thin

This method of manicure can save a lot of time. By applying several small coats of polish, unlike one or two coats of thickness, you give your nails a chance to dry between each application. This leads to equal diminishing and faster drying times in total. Practice how much paint you apply using a large nail polish area, such as your thumbnail, to see how much you can spread the paint.

Drying drops

Drying drops

You can buy your nail polish drops at any beauty shop or online. Unlike dry top coats, dry drops do not add another layer to your manicure.

These drops are oil-based, so they keep your cuticles dry as you dry your nails. Undoubtedly, this method seems to dry only the top layer of nail polish. Even if your nails appear dry after applying the dried drops, give your manicure or pedicure another few minutes to set.

Take care of your manicure

Take care of your manicure

Drying your nails in the air requires a lot of patience, but drying them quickly requires advanced thought and some skill. If you want your nails to dry quickly, do not move your fingers around, as you may contaminate the polish. Some nail experts say that even after the polish appears dry, the manicure is not fully “set” for 12 hours or more. Take special care of your nails a day after giving them a new coat of polish.

To make the manicure last longer without cracks, rejuvenate it with a thin layer of dry top coat every two or three days.

Try Cold Temperature

Try Cold Temperature

Ask any professional how you will apply the nail polish quickly and this is probably the first tip they will give you. After painting your summer nail polish or pastel nails, wait a moment and dip your fingers in a bowl of ice water or hold your hands in the fridge for a few minutes. Keep in mind that cold temperatures thicken the top layer of polish rather than dry it out. This helps because it helps the polish to withstand the rapture, so you can continue your day faster. Just remember that the paint under the top layer will not dry out completely, so you will still need to be careful.