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HOW TO REMOVE GEL NAIL POLISH AT HOME

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What exactly are gel nails?

First and foremost, let’s review our gel nail knowledge. Gel nails are a sort of artificial nail augmentation that includes applying a gel-like material to natural nails to create a long-lasting and durable manicure. They’re a popular choice for individuals who prefer a glossy, polished finish that won’t chip or fade after a few weeks. Gel nails are made up of a base coat, a polish color, and a top coat, all of which are cured by an LED or UV lamp. Today I’ll walk you through the stages of removing gel nail paint.

How often should you change your gel nails?

“It’s not necessary to take a break when you ensure proper maintenance and removal,” explains Naomi Bjorkhaug, a skilled manicurist. “However, if your nails begin to feel weak, I recommend going polish-free until they become visibly stronger.” When it comes to keeping strong, healthy nails, I cannot emphasize the necessity of cuticle oil enough.

WHAT YOU WILL REQUIRE TO REMOVE GEL NAILS AT HOME

  1. A nail file (180 grit)
  2. Acetone:
  3. Cotton balls or pads
  4. Aluminum foil
  5. Nail file and buffer
  6. Cuticle oil or nail moisturizer

Acetone, cotton balls (or pads), aluminum foil, a cuticle pusher, and a nail filer are the essential tools for remove gel nail polish at home. Cuticle oil and nail buffers are optional materials that aid in the maintenance of healthy nails.

PREPARE TO REMOVE YOUR GEL NAIL POLISH AT HOME

It’s essential to make certain preparations before removing your gel nail paint at home to guarantee the process goes smoothly and without hurting your natural nails. Here are the measures to take before remove gel nail polish:

  1.  Gather Your Supplies
  2.  Protect Your Workspace
  3.  Ventilation
  4.  Safety 
  5. Nail Preparation
  6.  Tear your aluminum foil 
  7.  Tear your cotton balls or pads
  8.  Prepare a Timer
  9.  Be Patient
  10.  Use Proper Lighting

6 EASY STEPS TO REMOVE GEL NAILS AT HOME

You now have the knowledge of how to remove a gel manicure at home. Here’s an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial on removing gel nails at home.

  1.  File the Top Layer:
    Instead of filing the nail bed, softly roughen the top layer of the gel polish using a mild nail file. This allows the acetone to penetrate the polish more thoroughly. File gently and avoid filing too vigorously, since this might damage your natural nails.
  2. SOAK A COTTON BALL OR PAD IN ACETONE:
    Soak little pieces of cotton in pure acetone before placing one on each nail, ensuring that it covers the whole nail surface.The cotton ball should not be so large that it touches the surrounding skin and cuticles. Too much acetone on a cotton ball can cause moderate skin irritation, causing the skin to appear red, dry, or cracked. If you’re using cotton pads, dab some acetone on them so they’re moist but not dripping wet.
  3. WRAP THE FINGER TIP IN ALUMINUM FOIL:
    Continue to the following step by placing the acetone-soaked cotton on top of a fingernail. Wrap each finger in a tiny square of aluminum foil to keep the cotton in place and prevent the acetone from evaporating fast. Wait for around 10-15 minutes. Allow the acetone to do its thing on the gel polish. It is usual to notice a small heat feeling.
  4. EMOVE GEL POLISH WITH A CUTICLE STICK:
    Once the gel polish has loosened and lifted, remove it with a wooden cuticle stick or a gentle scraping tool. To avoid injuring your natural nails, use extreme caution.
  5.  FILL YOUR NAILS:
    Buffing your nails is a vital step in the removal of gel nail polish because it smoothes the surface of your nails and removes any residual residue after the gel paint has been removed.
  6. APPLY CUTICLE OIL TO YOUR NAILS:
    Using acetone to remove gel polish is harmful to your nails and skin. Acetone dries out your skin and makes your nails feel rough to the touch. Rehydrate your cuticles using cuticle oil to keep your nails healthy and strong.

Then, massage the cuticle oil into your cuticles until they are thoroughly covered. There is no such thing as too much cuticle oil. If you believe it is worthwhile to preserve your nails and skin in great condition, apply cuticle oil up to three times every day.

That’s all!

 

 

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