How to Remove Gel Nail Polish at Home Safely

By: Akshita Gupta  For: Date: 25th February 2023

1. Start by preparing your nails. Trim them if needed, and file the top layer of your gel polish to remove the shiny finish. This will help the acetone penetrate the polish better.

2. Soak cotton balls in pure acetone. Acetone is the best way to remove gel nail polish, but make sure it is pure acetone and not nail polish remover, which may not work as effectively.

3. Place the soaked cotton balls on each nail and wrap them in aluminum foil. This will help to keep the acetone in place and prevent it from evaporating too quickly.

4. Leave the cotton balls on your nails for 10-15 minutes. You can use a timer or watch to keep track of the time. This will allow the acetone to dissolve the gel polish.

5. After 10-15 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and cotton balls from your nails. Use a wooden cuticle pusher to gently scrape off the loosened gel polish from your nails. Do this gently and don't push too hard or you could damage your nails.

6. Once you've removed the gel polish from your nails, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Apply cuticle oil or a nourishing hand cream to keep your nails and skin hydrated after the process.