Gel nail polish are the best option for long-lasting nail polish with natural results. One downside (or not!) of gel polish is that you can’t just wipe off the gel with regular polish remover. Gel manicures aren’t supposed to chip but that’s not always the case. We all know that trying to rip that gel off your nails is a BIG BEAUTY NO, NO! When you find yourself staring at a chipped gel-polish manicure, you may start planning your trip to the nail salon but you can skip this step and take care of it at home. Never again will you have to cry “Help! I can’t remove my gel nail polish!” Here’s a How to Remove Gel Nail Polish – 3 Different Techniques that you can do at home. Gel nail polish won’t come off? – Now it will! Check out how to do it without making a trip to the salon—or damaging those delicate nail beds.
Remove Gel Nail Polish with these 3 Easy Steps!
What you’ll need:
- Foil cuts (2 ½ x 2 ½)
- Cotton pads (cut-up with the size of your nails)
- Nail buffer
- Lint free pads (optional)
- Woolen glove (optional)
- Orange Stick (optional)
1. Prep the area. Remember you will be working with acetone to remove ge nail polish. Make sure to do this on an area that acetone won’t damage. Wooden tables and some type of glasses may get discoloration from the chemical.
2. Prep your nails. It is easier to start with one hand at a time instead of doing them both. Start by filing your nails. File each nails with a buffer. Use a nail file to scuff the surface of each nail. This will allow the acetone to penetrate below the finishing coat.
3. Wrap your nails with acetone.
- Make sure your cotton pads are cut into approximately same size of your nails, just to make sure that it covers your whole nails and not too much around it to prevent damaging your skin as you remove gel nail polish.
- Soak the cotton pads with acetone. Place the soaked cotton pad at the center of your foil.
- Place it to the nail without moving the cotton pad. Cover the foil tightly to your finger tips. It is easier to start from your little finger working towards your thumb as it is easier to cover your nails with the help of your thumb. You can see in this video on how she do it effortlessly.
- Repeat the process with your remaining nails. Let your nails soak in acetone for 10-15 minutes.
4. Remove the foil and cotton ball.
- Pre-soak a cotton pad or a lint free pad with acetone.
- Use a twisting with a little friction to your nails to help remove gel nail polish.
- It is easier to use an orange stick to scrape off the gel polish. Scrape the polish onto the paper place mat instead of into the sink.
- Repeat with the remaining tip.
TIPS: If you are using a woven glove, make sure not to remove all foils at the same time. Do it after you are done with the previous nail as acetone dries up fast and solidify the gel which will take more time to remove gel nail polish.
If the gel polish is still firmly in place, you may need to repeat the process for another 10 minutes. Make sure to use another cotton ball soaked with acetone.
What you’ll need:
- Nail file or nail buffer
- Gel Polish Remover Wraps
- Orange Stick
1. Prepare your nails.
- Make sure to file your nails prior using the remover wraps. This will allow the acetone to penetrate below the finishing coat, making it easier to remove gel nail polish.
2. Use the Gel Polish Remover Wraps.
- Open one wrap and gently insert your nail.
- Remove outer tape per instruction of the packaging as there will be a built-in adhesive tabs.
- Fold the wraps over finger covering the entire nail, ensuring a tight, snug fit.
3. Removing the Wraps.
- Using a twisting motion, pull the Gel Polish Remover Wraps from the nail.
- Gently slide off any remaining gel polish using a wood orange stick. Scrape the polish onto the paper place mat instead of into the sink.
- Repeat with your remaining nails. Left it for 15 minutes.
Nail Steamer Gel Removal System is the latest in nail technology that allows gel polish simply slides off, leaving your cuticles undamaged and perfect. Remove gel nail polish as you save more time and damage! If you have a recurring problem that your gel nail polish won’t come off then this is could be what you need.
Step 1. Prepare your nails.
Use a nail buff to scuff the surface of each nail to break through the top coat and expose the colour layers beneath. This will allow the acetone to penetrate below the finishing coat.
Step 2. Prepare the nail steamer gel removal system
In the nail steamer reservoir, add just 5ml (a teaspoon) of acetone solution. Turn on the timer to warm it up. After few minutes, you will hear a beep, this means you can insert your fingers through the finger caps and allow the warm mist to circulate.
Step 3. The beeper will sound after five minutes and again at ten minutes, when you can check your nails. Most gel polishes will have simply dissolved off the nails, but extra strong polishes might need little longer in the steamer or use an orange stick for any stubborn patches.