Anonymous asked in Beauty & StyleSkin & BodyOther - Skin & Body · 1 decade ago

How exactly do you remove gel nails without going to a salon?

Thanks! (:

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Hello STW. There are salicylic acid solution you can buy at Walgreen. It will remove almost anything. Just be careful. You don't want to ruin your beautiful nails.

  • 1 decade ago

    A trick I learned from nail tech friend: place a cottonwool ball that has been soaked in acetone onto each nail. Wrap each nail in a strip of aluminum foil and let it do it's job (it will take quite a while). It will go quicker if you put your hands under a uv lamp or md heat lamp. Most of the gel will melt and get wiped away when you remove the cotton balls.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's quite painful but the best way to do it is to get a very thin metal nail file and slide it between the gel and the nail itself to pry it loose. A second or simultaneous method is to go to a beauty supply and get acetone and soak your nails in it. Although acetone will severely dry out your skin and it will take a while to break down the nail, it wont do it completely and youll still have some pulling to do.

    3rd, get ahold of a dremel tool and grind them down. Not many people have dremels laying around though. Good luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    try putting them under really really reallly hot water ?

    or maybe salt water ? :/

    Im not sure, good luck !

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