If you’re sick of your gel nails and ready for a change, there’s no need to head to the salon. You can remove gel nails at home with a little bit of time and patience. Here’s what you need to know.
What you’ll need:
– cotton balls
– aluminum foil
– a nail file
– a nail buffer
– a cuticle pusher
– a cuticle oil
– a hand cream
Start by filing the top layer of your gel nails. This will help the acetone to penetrate the gel and break it down.
Soak a cotton ball in acetone and press it onto your nail. Wrap your nail in a piece of aluminum foil to hold the cotton ball in place.
Repeat this process for all of your nails and then let them sit for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, check to see if the gel has started to lift. If it has, use a cuticle pusher to gently push the gel off of your nails. If it’s not budging, give your nails a few more minutes.
Once the gel is off, use a nail buffer to smooth out your nails. Follow up with a cuticle oil and hand cream to hydrate your hands and nails.