Updated: Apr 7
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has made my self-care trips to the manicurist a thing of the past.
Looking to remove her gel manicure? You probably start to think of turn your bedroom into a beauty parlor and began chipping away with various tools to remove the shellac polish.
But beauty mavens know that gel polish and acrylic removal can be tricky. Thats why I asked my manicurist help you with DIY removals or just how to clean up your cuticles in isolation without resorting to pedi-crime.
1- gently “filing the top coat of your gel manicure.” If you can see your own nail during the process, you’re doing it too hard.
2- Using an acetone-based nail-polish remover:Wrap tinfoil around each of your cotton-swaddled nails to keep the swab in place.After 10 to 15 minutes, remove the tinfoil and give nails a little massage with Vit A. “This is an important step for those who tend to use gel nail polish a lot, as their nails tend to be thinner. Use an after gel Hydrating Base Coat to spruce up your nails.
DIY acrylic removal can be just as tricky, if you don’t have acetone, it’s almost impossible.
The pro suggests filing nail length down as short as possible or cutting off extra acrylic close to the fingertip. To make the process easier, use a nail file to “gently smooth” the acrylic.
Using pure acetone, “soak your fingertips as long as it takes,” which can be around 30 minutes. Depends how old the acrylics are and how strong they’re attached.” Afterward, gently use a cuticle pusher to slide them off or scrape them off.
After we suggest nourishing the nails and hands with either a hand cream or nail oil for at least 10 minutes. Repeat “as often as you can to maintain and condition.”
If your Nails break during the process you can repair with powder products you can fund at pharmacies if you want colour prefer the breathable nails polish and the treatment nails polish with colour!