Nail Polish Tips

Can You Remove Gel Polish With Regular Nail Polish Remover?

Written by Tara

The easiest and fastest way to take off gel polish at home is to use acetone-soaked cotton balls wrapped in tin foil, and then scrape the remainder of the polish off with a nail buffer or nail file, Molly Romah, lead nail artist at Chillhouse spa in NYC, tells SELF.

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)

Is acetone the same as nail polish remover?

Differences between Acetone and Nail Polish Remover Acetone is a volatile, flammable and colorless liquid that is miscible with water. On the other hand, nail polish remover is an organic solvent that may include coloring, scents, oils, and solvents.

What is a substitute for acetone?

Rubbing alcohol-based products are often the best substitutes for acetone. These products include pure rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, deodorant, and hairspray. You can also use toothpaste or hydrogen peroxide-hot water solution instead of acetone.

Will acetone ruin gel nails?

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. If this is done well, it should look like there was no polish applied on top in the first place.

How do you remove gel nail polish with salt?

Just soak your nails in warm water with a few drops of dish soap and a teaspoon of salt. According to the Ever After Guide, leave your hand submerged in the water for at least 20 minutes before peeling off the color.

Can vinegar remove gel nail polish?

In summary, it says that if you’ve run out of nail polish remover, don’t worry! You can easily remove your polish by first soaking your nails in warm water for 10 minutes, then soaking cotton balls in a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and vinegar, and placing them on your nails for 20-30 seconds. Hurrah!

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.

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