What is the best way to remove gel nail polish?

by ashly.swift , in category: Fashion and Beauty , 9 months ago

What is the best way to remove gel nail polish?

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by alvah_shanahan , 9 months ago


The best way to remove gel nail polish is as follows:

  1. Gather your supplies. You will need pure acetone, cotton balls or pads, aluminum foil, a nail file or buffer, and a cuticle pusher or orangewood stick.
  2. File the top layer of the gel polish to break the shiny seal. This will help the acetone penetrate the polish better.
  3. Soak a cotton ball or pad in pure acetone until it is fully saturated.
  4. Place the soaked cotton ball directly on top of your nail.
  5. Wrap your nail with a small square of aluminum foil to secure the cotton ball in place. Repeat this process for each nail.
  6. Leave the cotton balls and foil wraps on your nails for about 10-15 minutes to allow the acetone to dissolve the gel polish.
  7. After the designated time, remove the foil wraps from your nails one at a time.
  8. Gently press down on the cotton ball while pulling it off to wipe away the softened gel polish. You can use a cuticle pusher or orangewood stick to help gently remove any remaining polish.
  9. If there are still bits of polish left, repeat the process or use a buffer to gently buff off the remaining gel polish.
  10. Once all the gel polish has been removed, wash your hands thoroughly and apply cuticle oil or hand cream to moisturize your nails and cuticles.

Note: It's important to keep in mind that gel polish removal can be damaging to your nails if done too frequently or aggressively. It is recommended to allow a professional nail technician to remove gel polish if you are not confident in doing it yourself.