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How to remove Gel polish from home

How to remove Gel polish from home

Although it is a weirdly satisfying urge, the temptation to bite off the polish is the worst solution to removing nail polish. The truth is that when you peel off the gel polish, you also take off layers of your nail bed with it. Consequently, it leaves them susceptible to peeling and breaking. However, with the right tools you can effectively remove gel polish. As such, below we are have broken down the steps and actual process of how to remove Gel polish from home

What You Need

  • Coarse nail file.
  • Acetone.
  • Vitamin E Oil.
  • Orange wood stick.
  • Cotton balls.
  • Aluminum foil.

Protect Your Skin

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Since you will soak your gel nails in acetone for about 15 minutes or until the gel nail polish can easily come off, it is important to shield the skin around the nail. You can use a Vaseline petroleum jelly to provide a protective layer to your cuticles.

Buff Your Nails

After applying some petroleum jelly, it is now time to buff your nails. With a coarse nail file, buff off the top layer of your gel manicure. Indeed, buffing helps to break open the top layer of gel thus assisting the acetone to penetrate.

Dip Cotton Balls in Acetone

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Afterward, saturate the cotton balls with acetone and apply it on the nails. And as long as you have buffed the top layer so your nails , the acetone can soak through and penetrate the gel to help remove the rest of the polish.

Wrap the Cotton Securely with Aluminum foil

Now place the cotton balls on your nails and wrap them with aluminum foil.  Cut the kitchen aluminum foil into small squares and if you are not particularly handy, you may need someone to help you with your non-dominant hand.

Wait It Out

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Taking off gel polish requires patience as you can wait for roughly 20 minutes. As such, we would suggest you binge watch or discover a new podcast. The nails should soak until the gel appears to be bubbling. Afterward, take an orangewood stick and gently begin to loosen the gel on each nail until you have removed them completely.

Give Your Nail Some Tender, Love, and, Care

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After removing the gel, soak your nails in vitamin E oil and after a few minutes, wash your hands and apply an ample amount of hand cream to restore moisture. 

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