Gel Nail polishes look really good on you but it takes a toll on you when you try removing it. It is really difficult to get rid of them. You really love your glossy nails for two weeks but when it’s time to remove them, then comes the real struggle.
No matter what method or which cosmetic you try, you end up peeling off your skin along with the nail polish. And trust me, you can’t deny that it hurts like hell. The peeled off skin would hurt for another week and that really sucks.
So how do you remove it? Here is the best way to remove them!
Things you will be needing for removing gel nail polish
- A bottle of acetone.
- Nail file
- Nail buffer
- Foil strips
- Cotton ball
- Wooden ice cream stick
Step 1: Find a secure place.
You don’t want to ruin any floor or table or clothing, do you? So, before you start with the procedure make sure, you do it somewhere you don’t mind ruining with a mess. Best is, do it near the sink.
Step 2: Make preparations
Once you’re done choosing the right place, bring all your stuff and place them in front of you. If you don’t find foil strips, you can cut aluminum foils into strips with enough breadth to cover your nails.
Step 3: Soak your nails.
After you have everything ready with you, soak your nails in acetone. Use a nail file and scuff the surface of your nails. Scuffing your nails with it will help the acetone properly penetrate and soak your nails better.
After you’ve scuffed it well, pour the acetone in a small bowl. Soak cotton balls in the acetone and place it on your nail. Wrap that nail with the aluminum fail so that the cotton ball stays fixed with the nail and helps you soak. This will also generate heat and help remove the gel. Repeat this process for all your nails. Wait for a couple of minutes till your nails properly soak in the acetone.
Step 4: Remove the polish.
After you have nicely soaked the nails in acetone, it’s time to remove them. Take off the foil from your nails. Do not unwrap it. Slide it out carefully like you pull off gloves, so that you can reuse the same foil in case the polish is still hard.
Once you have removed the foil wrap, use the wooden stick to scrape the nail polish. Don’t apply much pressure as it must come off smoothly. If it doesn’t come off easily, soak it back again.
Scrape all your nail polish one by one slowly.
Step 5: Clean it off.
Here is the final step to completely remove the nail polish. After you have scrapped the gel, wash your hands with soap and water. Rinse your hand thoroughly. Wipe your hands and check for any leftover gel. If there are any, use a nail buffer to remove them in thin strips and do it smoothly. Wash your hands again for the last time.
Step 6: Moisturize your hands.
Your skin needs moisture after the use of acetone. So use any regular body moisturizer and moisturize your skin. You must not ignore this step because acetone weakens your nail buds and makes your skin dry. So moisturizing is a must.
Hope you have a painless removal of that gel nail polish. Do give us your feedback!