Now the procedure for applying gel varnishes to nails is becoming more and more popular. This coating is characterized by the fact that the gloss lasts up to two weeks, even with frequent contact with water and detergents. However, not everyone has the opportunity to constantly visit a nail salon to remove gel polish. If this is not possible, you can remove it at home.
Essential ingredients for removing gel polish
To remove gel polish, you need to purchase a nail polish remover containing acetone, cotton pads, food foil, a nail file and an orange spatula for cuticle care.
If you wish, you can buy various professional products sold in specialized stores: a gel polish remover instead of a regular nail polish remover, winding instead of cotton pads. The tools do not require any special functions, so you can purchase the simplest ones.
How to remove gel polish
First of all, it is necessary to process the nails with a nail file in order to remove the top layer of varnish - gloss. This must be done carefully so as not to damage the nail plate. Fingers up to the second phalanx are lubricated with any fatty cream. It will prevent acetone from absorbing into the skin.
Then the cotton pads are well moistened with nail polish remover and firmly applied to the nail. A small piece of foil is wrapped around the finger. The foil allows the disc to adhere more tightly to the nail and prevents acetone from evaporating. Repeat the procedure with each nail and leave for 15-20 minutes. During this time, the gel soaks and rises in the form of a film. Removing it from the nail will not be difficult.
Removing the foil, work with each nail separately. If you remove it from all fingers at once, the gel polish can harden again. After removing the foil, move the gel polish aside with an orange or other wooden stick. It is not recommended to use metal objects, they can damage the nail plate. If the gel polish has not completely come off, repeat the procedure after a few minutes. It is impossible to tear off pieces of varnish due to the danger of damage to the nail.
After 10-15 minutes after the procedure, the surface of the nails is leveled with a polishing file with light short movements. By this time, the nails should be absolutely dry.
After all procedures, they wash their hands with warm water and lubricate the nails with cuticle oil. The nails are now ready to be re-coated.
In order to restore the nail plate after removing the gel coating, you can use a nail polish with a strengthening and regenerating effect.
The described process of removing gel polish at home is simple and does not require large expenses. It saves time and money. Removing the gel will take approximately 1 hour. If you act very carefully, nails and cuticles are not injured.
Thus, gel polish and high-quality long-lasting manicure become more affordable for those who do not have time for regular visits to a nail salon.