Can You use a UV Gel Base Coat with a Regular Nail Polish
You shouldn’t use a UV gel base coat with regular nail polishes. This is because regular nail polishes won’t adhere so well to a gel base coat. You see the function of a base coat is to act as glue to hold your nail polish onto the nail plate. What happens is the base coat will form a strong bond to your nail plate and the nail polish will anchor onto the base coat.
But because gel base coats have a completely different chemical composition from regular nail polishes they wouldn’t anchor or bond properly with the gel base coat. And since the nail polish isn’t bonded properly it can lead to the polish peeling and flaking more easily.
Now once your cuticles have been prepped and your nails have been filed you will need to remove all of the dirt, dust, and more importantly any oil and moisture on your nails.
You see both moisture and oil prevent the gel polish from properly bonding to your nails. This is because it forms a barrier between your gel polish and your nail plate.
That is why it is essential that you remove most of the moisture and oil from your nail plate before applying your gel polish. You see gel polishes were designed to work with both coats, without them the gel polishes are prone to peeling, lifting, and getting damaged easily.
The gel base coat are designed to bond tightly with your nail plate and then act as an anchor for your colored gel polish. Whilst a top coat creates a hard surface on the top of your nails to protect and seal your polish.