How to Remove Gel Nail Polish at Home
Gel nail polish no doubt looks beautiful and adds glossy shine. The best part is that they are long-lasting. But removing them may leave with brittle and battered digits. Alos, they may cause damage to the nail bed.
So what to do if you can’t resist to remove them once your cuticle starts lifting from around the free edge?
How to Safely Remove Gel Nail Polish?
To help you remove the gel nail polish in a right way we have polled up all the correct ways to do so in this article.
Tips to Remove Gel Nail Polish at Home
1. Do not Peel or Scrape Gel Off-
The first and the foremost thing to keep in your mind is you don’t have to peel or scrape the gel off. This is a common mistake most of us make. Peeling or scraping harshly may remove the delicate upper protective layer of the nails along with the nail polish.
2. Remove Gel Nail Polish Before Two Weeks after application-
It is better if you go for the removal of the gel nail polish on or before the 14th day after applying it. The longer you wear it, the harder it will be to remove it.
3.The Right Way to Remove-
Use the right things to remove the gel manicure such as acetone, wood nail stick, foil and cotton balls.Use maximum strength acetone to serve your purpose.
5. Application of Vaseline-
Apply Vaseline on your nails. It will form a preventive layer around the nail to protect it from any harsh effect caused due to acetone. You may also use Aquaphor to create a barrier between acetone and the cuticle.
After following these precautions, let us have a look at ways to remove gel nail polish.
Ways To Remove Gel Nail Polish
1.The Soaking Method
However, this method takes a long time but gives adequate results. For this, you need two bowls. Make sure one bowl is slightly largerin size. Fill the Larger bowl halfway with warm water. Now fill the smaller bowl with acetone. Place the smaller bowl in the larger one. This is the only way to warm acetone. Acetone cannot be warmed by heating it on the stove or microwave as it catches fire very quickly.
Once the acetone is warm, soak your nails in it. Wait for a few minutes. The nail gel polish gets soaked,and its corners start getting loose. Now with the help of a wooden stick, lose the gel on each of the nails gently. Once the gel is removed completely from both the hands, apply an ample amount of cuticle oil and hand cream.
For this, you need a roll of tin foil and cotton balls. But first of all,remove the shine of the manicure by buffing its surface with a nail file. Now soak cotton balls in the solution of acetone and place it on the top of the nails. This is followed by wrapping your nails with a piece of foil.
Wait for a few minutes,and the gel nail polish will side of along with the cotton ball. In the case, some residue is left it can be removed with the help of orange-wood stick.
Hope you find both these methods to remove gel nail polish useful and easy. Do share with us which method you find the best.
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.