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The most significant difference between dip powder and gel is the curing process. Dip powders cure in a similar way to acrylic, in that the base coat, powder or polish, and activator together create a chemical reaction to harden. On the other hand, gel requires UV lights to cure, so once it’s applied, you sit your hands in a UV light machine for a few minutes. Another difference is application time — dip powder nails can be a much quicker process than gels. In terms of similarities, both have comparable longevity, lasting around three weeks before needing a touch-up. The removal process for both is also similar, requiring filing and acetone to get back to the natural nail. Ultimately, the choice comes down to personal preference.