Step 1: Remove Your Gel Nails
A blog regarding the removal of gel nails and how using a home remedy will bring you positive results.
Step 1: Remove Your Gel Nails – Tips on How to Do It Yourself
Gel nails are one of the most popular types of manicures today. They look fabulous and they can last up to two or three weeks without any chips, cracks or peeling. Sounds like a dream come true right? Well, unfortunately there is a catch to gel nails when used over an extended period of time – they can damage your nails!
That’s right – in order to get those beautifully long and shiny nails it is necessary for the nail technician to file down your natural nail to the point that it is paper thin. This is absolutely necessary because if the natural nail isn’t filed down then when you try to take off the polish it will come off with your natural nail – ouch! This over-filing done every few weeks for months and months on end can lead to severely damaged and weak nails.
One way around this problem is to simply stop getting gel nails, but let’s face it – who wants to give up something that gives them perfectly good looking hands? Not me! That
Taking years off your appearance is not as hard as you think. When you first walk into a salon you notice that the women behind the counter are always looking at your hands. They are not looking at how dirty they are, but rather what kind of nail polish and what color of nail polish you are wearing.
If your nails are painted an unnatural color or if you have gel nails on the chances of them ever taking you seriously is slim to none. If your nails do not look natural then it will take away from the overall presentation of yourself and make you seem like someone who does not take care of themselves or do things correctly. You may be thinking that a woman who can afford to pay for gel nails every 2 weeks has their life together, but in reality they don’t. It takes time, energy, and money to maintain gel nails and I am sure your time is just as valuable as mine so why spend all this extra cash on something you can do yourself?
The first step to removing gel nails is acquiring the proper tools. The ones I have found work best are clippers, aluminum foil, acetone nail remover, cotton balls, nail file, cuticle oil/cream, hand lotion. You will also need some patience because this process can be
Step 1: Remove Your Gel Nails
I think that the best way to remove your gel nails is to use acetone and a nail file. I have used both methods, and believe that the acetone is the best way to get off your gel nails. Using a nail file to get rid of the gel polish, is a very tedious process. It takes hours to get off all of your polish. It can be a little bit painful as well, because you are scraping your nails with a sharp object until you are left with natural nails. Also, using a nail file does not take off all of the gel polish, there will always be some remnants left on your nails after this process.
When applying acetone to remove gel polish, it is better to use pure acetone than non-acetone remover. You may need to apply it two times in order to see results. To see results faster (and save time), I recommend soaking your fingers in warm water before applying acetone. The heat helps the polish come off easier.
Step 1: Remove Your Gel Nails
It is time to remove your gel nails. I get a lot of questions about how to do this at home. We have a few different options for you.
Option 1: Use an MIT or Dental Floss
You can use dental floss or an MIT to slide under the gel nails and gently lift them off. You may have to put some cuticle oil on the nail before doing this so it slides off easier. Some people find that this works great, but others find that they are damaging their real nail while removing their gel polish.
Option 2: Acetone Wraps
You can buy acetone wraps online that you heat up in the microwave and then wrap your fingers in for 10-15 minutes so they soak in the acetone and remove your gel nail polish. This option is more expensive than using dental floss and may not work as well if you have very thick layers of gel polish on your nails.
Option 3: DIY Soak Offs
I am going to show you how to do a DIY soak off which is my personal favorite method for removing gel nails because it does not cause damage to the natural nail and it’s pretty easy!
If you have gel nails, you definitely know how great they look when they’re first applied. They have a glossy finish and make your nails look amazing. Unfortunately, after a few weeks of having gel nails applied, they begin to chip and show signs of wear. At that point, it’s time to take them off and apply a new set (if you choose). But when you have your gel nails removed by a professional, it can be costly. If you want to remove them yourself, there are several products available that will help you achieve this goal at an affordable price.
This tutorial will show you how to use one of the best products on the market that is designed to remove gel nails: the Nail Magic Gel Nail Remover. This formula is highly concentrated and contains lanolin that helps soften your gel nails, which makes removal easier and less painful.
If you have ever tried to remove gel nails on your own, you know how difficult and time-consuming it is. The first thing you have to do is put acetone on a cotton ball and then wrap it around each nail with aluminum foil. It’s a tedious process that can take up to an hour or more. To make the removal process easier, there is a simple DIY trick that will help you remove your gel nails in just 15 minutes!
To begin, you need the following:
– A large glass bowl
– A small glass bowl (one that fits inside the larger one)
– Hot water
– Acetone nail polish remover
Place your hands in the hot water and let them soak for 5 mins. After the 5 minutes are up, pour the acetone into the smaller glass bowl and place it inside of the larger one with hot water. Soak your nails in this mixture for 10 minutes. Once done soaking, take a wooden stick and gently scrape off the old gel polish. Voilà! Your nails are now ready for a new layer of gel!
Have you ever had a gel manicure done, but the gel polish would not come off? Well, it’s time to get those hands back to their natural state. The first step is to remove the old, chipped nail polish. Grab some acetone-based nail polish remover and some aluminum foil. Pour a little bit of the nail polish remover into a small cup or bowl and soak each finger for 10 minutes. Then, wrap each finger in a piece of aluminum foil.
Next, “clip” your nails with your utility knife. Make sure to do this only if your nails are very long and thick, otherwise they could break while you are removing them. After you have clipped the nail, remove the excess polish with a piece of paper towel and then apply more acetone to the cuticle area of your finger. Once this is done, take a pair of tweezers and gently pull out all of the gel polish that has been stuck on your nails for so long!
Then, scrub each fingernail with some warm water and soap until all traces of gel nail remover have been removed from under your nails (in between fingers). The final step is to dry off from head-to-toe using a blow dryer set