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4-Step Process To Remove Gel Nail Polish

No matter how tempted you are to peel off your gel manicure, it may not be the best decision for your nails. Here’s how to remove gel nail polish the right way.

Step 1: Filing The first step in the process of how to remove gel nail polish at home is to file it down. Use a fresh nail file to carefully file away the topcoat of your manicure. Remove as much topcoat as you can but remember to be gentle. When you notice the finishing has become dull or the colour has faded, stop.

Step 2: Soaking Place a cotton pad soaked in acetone on the nails. Use foil to wrap the tip of your finger. This will hold the cotton pad in place. Let the cotton pad stay on your nails for about 10 to 15 minutes. In case the polish doesn’t come off after 15 minutes, keep the pad on a little longer. When you notice that the polish seems to look lifted from the nail, you’ll know that the gel has been removed completely.

Step 3: Gently Remove The Polish In case the polish doesn’t slide off after step 2, soak a fresh cotton pad in acetone and keep it on the nail for some more time. Tackle one nail at a time. Make sure to pull off the foil using a twist-and-squeeze motion. To get rid of any residual polish, use an orange stick and gently scrape off the gel by working towards the top of your finger.

Step 4: Wash & Nourish After you are done getting rid of the nail paint, make sure to wash your hands to get rid of the remaining acetone. Follow by using a nourishing cuticle serum or oil. The final step in the process of how to remove gel nails at home is using a moisturiser to nourish your hands.

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