How to Remove Gel Nail Polish Safely, Per Expert Advice

The desire to pick and peel at mature lacquer is universal, regardless of whether you believe yourself an expert in sophisticated nail art or a minimalist gel mani enthusiast at heart.

 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 wonderful to refuse. 

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

The best method for removing gel polish, according to all experts, is to visit a nail salon and have a professional do it. 

According to celebrity nail artist Queenie Nguyen, the shiny top layer will be removed and the surface roughened with a coarse nail file by a nail technician.

After that, they will apply individual acetone-soaked cotton pads or cotton balls to each nail

After that, they'll take off the covers and carefully peel the gel off of your nail bed using a cuticle stick or cuticle pusher. 

Your natural nail will then be carefully smoothed over with a buffer, and your cuticle oil will be used to seal and hydrate it. 

"Be sure to take the necessary time to remove it properly and gently," Nguyen advises. "Do not use a drill on yourself at home to speed up the process."

This will resemble the removal procedure used in salons for gel manicures and pedicures.

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