For anyone who wants to remove their gel manicure without the help of a professional, you can safely do this at home without damaging your nails.
What you’ll need:
Acetone / Pure acetone
Cuticle oil / Olive oil / Vaseline
Cotton wool balls
Nail file / Rough nail file
Pushing tool / Orange wood stick
Step1 – File down your nails and gently file off the top coat and some of the colour.
Step 2 – If you don’t have cuticle oil, you can use olive oil or vaseline to protect the skin around your nails from drying out.
Step 3 – Using tiny bits of cotton wool, soak them in acetone and place them on your nails and make sure to cover them fully.
Step 4 – Wrap each finger in a segmented square of foil and leave it to soak off for 20-30 mins.
Step 5 – Using an orange wood stick, push the lifted gel away. For any leftover patches simply wrap and repeat until all gel is removed. Don’t try to scrape the nail too hard.
Focus on one hand and then repeat all steps for the other hand.
Please feel free to contact me if you need any further advice.