How to Apply Dip Powder Nails in the Comfort of Your Own Home

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Dip powder nails have become a popular manicure trend in the beauty world in recent years, according to Several fashion enthusiasts and influencers on social media have been using dip powder nails, which has contributed to the dip powder nails soaring popularity. Unlike acrylic and gel nails, they do not harm the health of the nail. They are also easier to apply and remove compared to other methods.

Let’s understand what dip powder nails are, and how you can apply them at home without visiting your local nail salon.

What are Dip Powder Nails?

Dip powder is very much similar to traditional nail polish. The main difference is that it is in powder form. You apply a base nail polish to your nail, before dipping your nail in the powder. The deep-pigmented powder sticks to your nail. You then apply a sealant to cover the powder, to make it last for as long as possible.

Dip powder nails can last for up to one month. They do not damage nails, as acrylic and gel nails do, so you can enjoy beautiful nails for weeks without worrying about damage to your nails.

The Application Process for Dip Powder Nails

The application process for dip powder nails is very simple and easy. It does not take as much time as the application process for acrylic and gel nails take. The whole process is so simple to do, that you can apply dip powder nails at home.

The basic steps of the dip powder nail application process are explained below.

Step 1

Make your nails ready for the dip powder by cleaning them properly. Remove nail polish and dead skin from each nail. Push back the cuticle and give your nails the shape you want.

Step 2

After cleaning your nails, apply a base coat to create a surface for the powder to stick to.

Step 3

Dip your nails in the powder. Make sure you dip them at an angle of no more than 45 degrees. It will make the powder application neat and smooth.

Step 4

Remove your nail from the powder, and let it dry completely. Once the base coat has dried, remove the extra powder with the help of a brush.

Step 5

Now apply another layer of base coat, and dip your nail at an angle of 45 degrees again. Remove your nail and brush off the extra powder once more.

Step 6

In the final step, apply a sealant to give protection to the powder. You can apply another layer of shiny coat if you want to give your nails a glossy appearance.

This is how simple the complete process is. There is no need to visit a salon to apply the nails, or spend time maintaining dip powder nails like you would do if you used acrylic nails.

Removing Dip Powder Nails

Removing dip powder nails is hassle-free. Pour acetone into a small bowl. Apply petroleum jelly onto your fingertips to protect them from drying out due to the acetone. Dip your nails in the acetone, and let the acetone work on the different layers of your nails.

Remove your nails from the acetone and use a metal pusher to remove dip powder without applying a lot of pressure. After removing the dip powder from your nails, apply some natural oil on your nails to restore their moisture, to ensure they remain healthy.