To remove gel nail polish, you can follow these steps:
1. Gather your supplies: You will need acetone, cotton balls or pads, aluminum foil, a nail file or buffer, and cuticle oil or moisturizer.
2. Start by lightly buffing the surface of the gel polish with a nail file or buffer. This will help break the top layer and allow the acetone to penetrate better.
3. Soak a cotton ball or pad with acetone and place it on your nail. Make sure it covers the entire nail surface.
4. Wrap each finger with a small piece of aluminum foil to keep the cotton ball in place and to help retain heat, which can speed up the removal process.
5. Leave the foil wraps on for about 10-15 minutes to allow the acetone to dissolve the gel polish. You can also use a gel polish removal clips or caps instead of foil wraps if you have them.
6. After the designated time, gently press down on the foil wrap and twist it to help remove the gel polish. If it doesn’t come off easily, you can use a wooden cuticle stick or an orange stick to gently scrape off any remaining polish.
7. If there are any stubborn spots, you can repeat the soaking process for a few more minutes or try using a gentle nail polish remover with acetone.
8. Once all the gel polish is removed, wash your hands thoroughly to remove any remaining acetone residue.
9. Apply cuticle oil or moisturizer to rehydrate your nails and cuticles, as acetone can be drying.
Remember, removing gel nail polish can be a time-consuming process, so it’s important to be patient and gentle to avoid damaging your natural nails.