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Is there a secret to drying nail polish more quickly?

Lynda Louise Burrell, a British nail expert, advises: ‘Never blow on your nails or waft your hands around, as it may cause bubbling.

‘In fact, there’s no real substitute for patience. You should sit in the salon for 10 to 15 minutes afterwards, and not move a muscle.

‘But there are ways of helping nails dry more quickly – such as the cold water dip. Dip nails into a bowl of ice-cold water, or run them gently through a very cold tap. The colder the water, the quicker the polish will dry.

‘Wait three minutes after applying your topcoat before doing this step.’

Applying nail polish correctly can also speed up your drying time. All nail polish, no matter the brand, takes about 30-40 minutes completely to dry through all four layers.

Ask the nail technician about quick- dry topcoats, or drying drops, as some of these promise to dry in 60 seconds.

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