There are no two ways: gel nail polish is great. In order to be able to leave the salon with dry nails, you don’t have to worry about accidentally getting soiled, dented or completely raised when the polish hardens, and then the color is enough to withstand multiple showers, countless dishes and children’s bathrooms, and still look three weeks later Yes, this is a miraculous relief for people who don't have time to go to the beauty salon every week.
But removing the miraculous polishing that is said-well, that's another matter. Although it is easy to peel it off with teeth or recent coins during a boring Zoom meeting, this method is not recommended because it may occupy your nail bed and cause cracking. So what is the best way to do this at home?
The fastest and most effective way to remove gel is to use 100% acetone nail polish remover (this is different from the conventional nail polish remover of 90% acetone and 10% water). But you still need some supplies. Collect nail files, cotton balls, aluminum foil or plastic wrap, orange sticks, and some kind of moisturizer (cuticle oil or thick hand cream). You also need to protect your surface with plastic wrap and/or towels, as acetone can damage furniture and counters.
Using all methods, first use a file to polish each nail thoroughly to remove the shiny polished layer on top. Apply a lot of oil to each stratum corneum and surrounding skin to provide protection (if not, petroleum jelly is also effective). Next, decide on the method you choose.
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For this method, first pull out 10 nail-sized cotton balls, then cut out 10 strips of aluminum foil or plastic wrapping paper and wrap them completely around each finger. Although aluminum foil can do the job, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends the use of plastic packaging because "plastic is tighter than aluminum foil, so the possibility of acetone dripping is less." AAD also pointed out that the importance of cotton balls does not exceed each The surface of the nails (most nails need half a cotton ball, and the little finger needs about a quarter ball) so that they do not cover the surrounding skin, which can cause irritation.
Next, soak each cotton ball in acetone. Put a piece of cotton on each nail and cover it with a small strip of aluminum foil or plastic wrap to ensure the seal. Take it out after ten minutes. Any remaining polish should peel off and can be easily lifted with an orange stick or warm towel.
Alternatively, place a bowl of acetone on a bowl of hot water or a bowl close to boiling water and soak for 10 minutes. It will save you the trouble of wrapping each nail, but it will keep you motionless, because you need to keep your hand balanced like a perfect eagle claw, with your fingers bent and your nails straight down.
This method can be said to require more remover, and it will definitely promote more acetone contact with your skin. In addition, you may feel a little uncomfortable heat and smell in the middle. Ten minutes later, my fingertips felt like they were soaked in crazy glue, and the acetone was not targeted enough (my soaking skills obviously need to be improved).
Acetone is irritating and can remove the natural oils of the skin and make it look dry and white, so we tried a natural method. According to EverAfterGuide, soak your nails in a bowl of warm water, sprinkle a little detergent and a teaspoon of salt on it. They recommend soaking for 20 minutes. Well, we don't have 20 minutes, we have 10 minutes, and after that, the nail polish hardly moves. If we leave it for the entire time suggested, will it have it? Maybe, but we prefer the faster nailing acetone technique.
Using any method, some gel primer may remain. According to NailsFAQ’s nail art and salon owner Henry Pham, “Adding some cuticle oil or cooking oil to your nails will loosen the remaining small gel primer spots so that you can push them away more easily. "Remember to moisturize, because your nails have just experienced it.