Did you just get a gel nail polish over your nails and now that you have flaunted it for enough days, you just want to get it off?
Patience girl! You are not alone in this!
No matter how badly you want the gel nail polish off you, don’t just rip it off without following a specific procedure. The good news is you don’t have to rush to a salon and spend a few extra bucks to get it removed. With a little time and patience, you can do it all by yourself.
Here you go!
- Pick a filer and get started
Don’t start filing your nails but use a filer on the top of your nails to sand down and break the surface of gel nail polish. You don’t have to file too much – just enough to rough the top surface.
- Use cuticle oil or thick cream
Next, to prevent your nails from losing moisture due to acetone, use cuticle oil or take a thick cream to moisturize the cuticles and the area surrounding the nails.
- Dab cotton balls over the nails
Now, you need to keep your nails soaked in acetone for a while. As acetone can dry up your nails taking out all the moisture from them, it is better to soak cotton balls in acetone and put them over your nails. You can add a drop of cuticle oil in your acetone to avoid the weakening of nails.
- Wrap aluminum foil
After soaking your nails in acetone very well, take an aluminum foil roll and cut small square pieces for each of your nails. Wrap this square piece in each of your nails and let it rest for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Slide off the gel nail polish
If after 10 to 15 minutes, you can see the nail polish getting lifted and losing the surface of the nail, use a cotton ball or a nail stick to remove all of it. If it is not getting off easily, you need to soak your nails in acetone for a little more time till the nail polish starts to lift.
- Hydrate your nails
As acetone would have made your nails dry, it becomes highly important to hydrate them immediately after the process. For this, dip your fingertips in coconut oil for about five to ten minutes and then apply cuticle oil on them to regain their lost moisture.
There are also gel nail polish removal kits available in the market that can make the process even easier. Use these kits and follow the same procedure as described above. The kit includes all the essentials that are required in the process without having to arrange them by yourself.
Follow this method to remove gel nail polish instead of peeling and scratching off the nail polish off your nails. This can damage your nails heavily and trigger breakage.
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