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Can You Get Gel Polish Off With Regular Nail Polish Remover?

Written by Tara

The soaking method is a simple way to remove gel polish at home. This is an easy way to remove gel nails without many tools, but the use of acetone while soaking your fingertips can be incredibly drying to your skin and nails. To try the soaking method, you can: Fill a small bowl with nail polish remover.

You probably could remove gel nails with regular polish remover, but you would have to allow the nails to soak for a very long time. You need pure acetone to effectively and quickly break down the gel polish. A bottle of acetone like Pronto’s 100% Pure Acetone ($10; amazon.com) will do the trick.

Generally How do you take off gel nail polish without acetone? Hand sanitizers, hydrogen peroxide, and cuticle oil are some of the most popular and effective methods. You can also try a kitchen oil like olive oil. If you have nothing else on hand, warm, soapy water or vinegar can be used to remove gel nails.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What happens if you put nail polish remover on gel nails?

Can I remove it and keep the gel manicure underneath? The most important part of this step is to make sure you’re using an acetone-free nail polish remover. Acetone will break down the gel manicure so if you want to keep the original polish underneath, steer clear of acetone.

Will nail polish remover remove gel top coat?

UV-cured top coats are technically not gels but they have some of the same properties. They are used over polish β€” like a traditional top coat β€” but cure very quickly when exposed to UV light. They can also be removed with any nail polish remover or acetone.

Can I use nail polish remover instead of acetone?

Non-Acetone Polish Removers Non-acetone removers use less aggressive solvents like ethyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol and propylene carbonate. Even polish removers labeled as natural or organic still use a solvent, they just don’t use acetone.

What is the easiest way to take off gel nails at home?

Acetone offers the most effective way to remove gel nail polish at home, says board-certified dermatologist Shari Lipner, MD, FAAD. Instead of wrapping your nails in foil, she recommends using plastic food wrap.

Can you just file off gel polish?

If you want to take the entire manicure off completely, start by carefully filing away just the topcoat seal. I recommend using a medium 180 grit file to gently remove as much of the topcoat as you can, says New York-based celebrity nail artist Julie Kandalec.

How do you get gel polish off without gel nails?

Place the soaked cotton ball on top of the nail, then wrap a square of tinfoil around it to keep it in place. Repeat for all fingers, leave on for 10–20 minutes, and you should be able to wipe the gel polish off with the cotton balls after they’ve soaked.

Why are my nails white after removing gel?

By peeling off a gel manicure, you are not only removing the gel, but also the top layers of these delicate cells. This can result in white patches and textural irregularities throughout the nails. But it can be so hard to resist!

Can you use alcohol to remove gel nails?

Soak cotton balls in the acetone, place them over your nails and seal in place with some aluminum foil. Leave for about 30 minutes. If you can’t find pure acetone or isopropyl alcohol at a chemist, fill a small bowl one third of the way with everyday nail polish remover and place your fingertips in to soak.

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!