Advice From Experts on How to Remove Gel Nail Polish Safely

The desire to pick and peel at mature polish is universal, regardless of whether you consider yourself an expert in intricate nail art

If you don't have time to visit a nail salon to have your manicure done, the convenience of doing it yourself is almost too good to refuse.

However, over time, this specific nail vice can seriously harm your natural nails, even though it might feel and look nice at first.

The experts explain how damaging peeling nail polish can be to your nails and how to remove gel nail polish below.

Gel nail polish is a professional-grade polish that lasts longer than the traditional formulas we're used to.

As Brittney Boyce, the celebrity nail artist responsible for some of Megan Fox and Kim Kardashian's most Insta-worthy manis

Because it involves a different application process than that of regular polish, removal is also different and requires special care so that you don’t damage your nails. 

All experts agree that the best way to remove gel polish is by going to a nail salon and having a professional do it. 

Celebrity nail artist Queenie Nguyen says that a nail technician will first use a coarse nail file to remove the shiny top layer and roughen up the surface.

After, they'll remove the coverings and use a cuticle stick or cuticle pusher to gently push off the gel from your nail bed. 

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