4 Steps To Removing Your Gel Nails At Home

Devanshi Kapadia , 17 Mar 2015
How To Remove Gel Nails
How To Remove Gel Nails

If you’re anything like me, you probably keep promising yourself that you’ll find the time and go to the nail salon to touch up your manicure, or get a new one. Aaand… it never happens. Here’s when gel nails come to the rescue. I depend on them to get me through weeks of not seeing a beautician. That is of course, until they start growing out. That’s when they’ve got to go, so really, I’ve got no choice but to DIY it because I can’t stand the sight of, well, this…

How To Remove Gel Nails

If you’re doing this at home, you’ll need aluminum foil, nail polish remover, a nail file, an orange stick, and a nail cutter. You might want to do this on a newspaper because it will get messy.

Step 1

How To Remove Gel Nails
How To Remove Gel Nails

Use a nail file to scratch the surface out and break the nail polish apart. I cut my nails first to make it easier.

Step 2

How To Remove Gel Nails
How To Remove Gel Nails

Soak cotton balls in nail polish remover, place them on your nails, and wrap them in foil. Leave this on for about 7-8 minutes.

Step 3

How To Remove Gel Nails
How To Remove Gel Nails

Use the orange stick to peel off the gel nails.

Step 4

How To Remove Gel Nails
How To Remove Gel Nails

Wipe off the residue with nail varnish remover again and moisturize with a little cuticle oil or any essential oil. Then, preferably (I didn’t do this), use a buffer to buff your nails. File them and apply another nail polish.

Why didn’t I do this? Uhh… I got lazy, but this will give you the best results. If you try this out at home, do let us know how it goes! We would love receiving pictures too.

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