How to remove gel nails properly
These days everyone has gel nails or gel manicure at least, but finding the proper way to remove it is the key, either you remove it at home or at a nail salon.
Remember it is best if you do not do this at home as it is very important how you remove it, nail salons are always best equipped for this.
If you pick your (gel) polish off, you are potentially taking up to six layers off your nail and it takes three to six months for that natural nail to completely grow out.
So it is very important to know how to do it in order to keep your nails as healthy as possible.
To properly remove the gel polish there are some important steps to follow if you really want to do this at home:
Use a nail file and buff each nail gently. Do this until there is no more shine and you are left with a powdery matte finish.
Once that is done, take a cotton ball that is about the size of your nail and dip it in a 100% acetone nail polish remover. Leave the nails wrapped for about 15 minutes so as to loosen the gel.
The third step is to take off the cotton pieces. Using a wooden cuticle stick or a metal one, push any remaining gel nail polish off the nail. There is no need to force the gel if it does not move. Do not scrap or dig at it either as this will be damaging to your nails. Simply dip another piece of cotton in acetone and re-wrap the nail. Wait for five to seven minutes and then try to remove the gel again.
Once you have removed all the gel, wash your hands and moisturize your nails by applying cuticle oil to the cuticle and entire nail and of course hand cream.