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How Do I Remove My Gel Nail Polish At Home?

Written by Tara

Acetone offers the most effective way to remove gel nail polish at home, says board-certified dermatologist Shari Lipner, MD, FAAD. Common household items you need

  1. Petroleum jelly.
  2. Cotton (balls or strips)
  3. Scissors.
  4. Acetone (100%)
  5. Plastic food wrap.
  6. Washcloth.
  7. Towel.

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.

Generally How do you get gel nail polish off at home 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)

Can you remove gel nail polish with regular 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.

How do you soak off gel nails?

How to Remove Gel Nails at Home: 6 Easy Steps

  1. File your nail bed with a nail file.
  2. Soak acetone to a cotton ball or cotton pad.
  3. Wrap the tip of the finger in aluminum foil.
  4. Use a cuticle stick to remove gel polish.
  5. Buff Your Nails.
  6. Apply cuticle oil on your nail.

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!

What can I use instead of nail polish remover?

  • Rubbing Alcohol. According to Boyce, rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer are two of the best ways to remove polish without needing an acetate remover.
  • Vinegar and Orange Juice.
  • Lemon.
  • Hairspray.
  • Soy-Based Removers.
  • Post-Removal Care.

Does gel polish damage nails?

Although gel manicures can be beautiful and long-lasting, they can be tough on nails. Gel manicures can cause nail brittleness, peeling and cracking, and repeated use can increase the risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging on the hands.

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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!