How to Remove Gel Nail Polish at Home – 4 Simple Steps!

How to Remove Gel Nail Polish at Home – 4 Simple Steps!

How to remove gel nail polish at home
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Gel nail polish can´t simply be removed with a nail polish remover and a cotton pad. It takes several steps to get the gel nail polish off again. Read here how you can protect your cuticles from the aggressive nail polish remover with a simple trick, how to easily remove gel nail polish at home, and which products are gold for the aftercare of your nails!

How to remove gel nail polish at home in 4 easy & fast steps:

First Step: Roughen the Gel Nail Polish

In order to remove the gel nail polish, you must first roughen the top layer with a file. This is necessary so that the acetone/gel nail polish remover used in the next step can penetrate and soften the nail polish. While doing so, you must be careful to only work on the top layer and not hurt your natural nails.

Second step: Soak Nails

After you have roughened the top layer, you need to soak your nails with acetone-soaked cotton pads.

Tip: To protect your cuticles from the aggressive acetone, apply Vaseline or nail oil to the skin around your fingers before applying the acetone-soaked cotton pad.

removing gel nails soaking in acetone

You can take absorbent cotton pads or cellophane and soak them in acetone, attach them to your nails with aluminum foil, and fix them with a nail clip.

In order for the acetone to dissolve the nail polish layers, the nails must remain “packed” for 10 to 15 minutes.

You can use a special Gel Nail Polish Remover if you don’t want to use the foil-wrapping method. The first step is exactly the same. Now apply the Gel Nail Polish Remover to your gel nails and let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes until you see the gel polish cracking. For this method, you don’t need foil, cotton pads, etc.

The following steps are the same for either method.

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Third step: Remove the Crumbly Layers

The gel nail polish should now be softened enough to easily scrape it off with a special tool.

how to remove gel nail polish at home

Fourth Step: Aftercare Use Nail and Cuticle Oil

The acetone and the gel nail polish put a lot of strain on the nail and skin. That´s why the proper aftercare is so important. You can apply a nourishing cuticle cream or nail oil to allow your nails and skin to recover.

With this method, removing your gel manicure should be very easy. If you are looking for other information or tutorials on beauty, fashion, and lifestyle, look at the other blog posts.