Nowadays, gel nails are one of the popular trends in nail enhancements. Although these nails have many pros, many people face a problem with this trend which is that gel nails are very difficult to remove. You have to go to a salon to have them removed. But if you don’t have enough time to go to a salon or you don’t want to spend money to remove them? Fortunately, there are easy ways to remove your gel nails from the comfort of your home.
Method 1: Put a dental floss under a part where is a visible lift. And gently pull the floss up and down until it moves across the entirety of the nail. This technique can be done with the use of a cuticle stick, but take care not to dig too hard under the gel because you may damage your natural nail.
Method 2: Fill half a large bowl with warm water, then put a small bowl filled with acetone inside the large bowl. Let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Then remove the acetone bowl from the large bowl to prevent overheating. Be attentive while doing this because acetone is flammable, so keep the acetone away from any direct heat sources.
Protect the skin around your nails with petroleum jelly. Use a cotton swab to apply the petroleum jelly around the edges of your nails. Dip fingers in the acetone bowl and soak for 30 minutes. By using cotton balls rub the gel off your nails. Then you can file your nails to the shape you want and buff them with a nail buffer to remove rough edges.
Method 3: This way is really good for people with sensitive skin. Dip the cotton balls in acetone and put them on your nails. Then cover each nail with aluminum squares and let your nails soak in acetone for 30 minutes. If you don’t have aluminum foil, you can use masking tape instead. Remove the foil and the cotton balls from your nails and wipe the loosened gels with cuticle sticks. Then shape your nails with a nail file and buff them with a nail buffer.
When filing your nails, file only in one direction in order not to damage your nails. Moisturize your nails and hands with lotion or cosmetic oil. Your nails might get dry because of the acetone, so treat them gently for some days. And wait one week before applying any other gels.