How To Remove Gel Nail Polish At Home

By: Asha Das
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Ladies want to be beautiful from the toes to the hair. There is no chance that they will leave nails, where you can try many varieties and styles. Nail polishes and nail colours were ruling the fashion world all over these years. But, now there is a trend setting fashion statement of using gel nail polishes.

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We all love to have those two weeks of chip-free wear and glossy shine of gel nail polish. Unlike acrylic nail paints, gel nail polish has a classy look. Applying gel polish is easy. But, do you know how to remove gel nail polish at home? Trying to peel off or scratching the nail gel will damage your nail. You have to be clear on the technique and tools that you need for a perfect result.

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Since taking professional help from salons is time consuming and expensive, tips to remove gel nail at home will be helpful. So here are some tips on how to remove gel nail polish at home.

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150 Grit nail file:


One of the ways to remove gel nail polish at home is to use a 150 grit nail file. This type of grit file, when used with technical perfection can remove gel nail polish effectively. All you have to do is to use the grit nail file with perfection.

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Remover pad:


If you are wondering how to remove gel nail polish at home, use a good branded remover pad. First you have to use a grit nail file and remove some of the polish and then keep the remover pad on the finger and wrap it. After 10 to 15 minutes unwrap the pad and remove the gel paint easily with an orange stick.

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Traditional soak off


Another easy method of removing gel nail polish at home is to use the traditional soak off technique. Use a glass bowl with soak off remover. If you are using this method, apply a rich moisturizing cream to protect hands and nails from drying. After soaking, remove the gel polish with an orange stick.

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Paper foil:


All you need is a paper foil, a liquid remover and a regular pad which has been cut into a small finger size. Apply some cream on the finger, place the pad that has been dipped in the liquid remover and wrap it with the paper foil. After 10 to 15 minutes, unwrap it and remove the gel nail polish with an orange stick.

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Two bowl soaking


Fill a large bowl with warm water and place the smaller one inside. Pour in some acetone. Don't heat acetone directly as it is flammable. Buff your nails with a nail file and soak it in the acetone for 10 to 15 minutes. Once the gel loosens, remove it with the help of an orange wood stick.

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Ceramic drill bit:


Yes, with ceramic drill bit you can remove the gel nail polish easily. Just take the drill and take out the nail polish. It is one of the easiest and simple methods of removing gel nail polish at home without damaging the natural nails.

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With acetone:


Pour some acetone into a glove. Put the glove onto the hand. Keep this for around 5 to 7 minutes. Then remove the glove and with an orange stick or nail polish remover or cleaner, remove the gel paint. Moisturise your hands afterwards.

Read more about: manicure, nail polish
Story first published: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 15:00 [IST]
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