How to Use a Calgel Digital UV Lamp

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A Calgel digital UV lamp is a professional lamp used to dry and set painted nails. It is designed to be used with Calgel's nail gel, a semi-permanent form of nail gel that does not peel or chip like traditional nail polish. You can use Clear Calgel, which is a clear form of the protective polish, or Color Calgel, which is available in a variety of different shades, with the lamp. You'll find that using a Calgel digital UV lamp is quite simple, allowing you to quickly dry, cure and set the protective gel.

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Things you need

  • Calgel digital UV lamp
  • Clear Calgel
  • Colour Calgel

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  1. 1

    Plug the Calgel UV curing lamp into an electrical socket.

  2. 2

    Paint either Clear Cagel or Color Cagel onto your fingernails or toenails. Cover each nail with a thin layer of the nail gel. If you use too much, the application will be too thick to be properly set by the UV lamp.

  3. 3

    Set the UV lamp to the appropriate setting. Most Calgel digital UV lamps feature automatic timers that can be set to a 30-second or 3-minute time. If you've used Clear Cagel on your nails, the 30-second timer is recommended. For Color Cagel, the 3-minute timer is recommended.

  4. 4

    Place one hand or foot into the Calgel digital UV lamp. The lamp is only big enough to hold one entire hand or foot at a time. You simply slide your hand or foot into the lamp's slot.

  5. 5

    Hold your hand or foot underneath the lamp's light for the entire period of time. The timer will notify you when the set time has elapsed and the lamp will automatically shut off. Make sure all your nails are underneath the light during the entire treatment.

  6. 6

    Repeat the process on your opposite hand or foot.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not use harsh cleansers to clean the lamp. Opt for simple soap and wash instead.

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