Can I remove Gelous Gel Nail Polish without damaging my nails?
We know that the time inevitably comes when you have to remove your gel manicure. This process can sometimes be a bit tedious, so make sure to follow our instructions and tips to ensure you don't damage your nails.
What tools do I need to remove a Gelous gel manicure?
The tools you use are very important. Your gel manicure removal essentials are a 100/180 Grit Nail File, Lint Free Wipes, Manicure Removal Clips, Orangewood Cuticle Sticks and an acetone-based Nail Polish Remover. Tools can make all the difference in having an easy removal process. Our Nail Files are relatively hard-wearing, but it's critical that your Nail File isn’t too worn down and is replaced every three months or so. If not, the buffing process will take much longer and you could damage your nails.
How do I remove Gelous Gel Nail Polish at home?
Buffing off the Top Coat
Using the coarse side of the Nail File you need to gently buff the top layer of your manicure so that the shiny Top Coat layer is removed. You can file slightly beyond the Top Coat and into the Colour Coats if you’ve done quite a few layers, as this will decrease soaking time and allow the Remover to penetrate each layer a bit easier. Make sure to be gentle and don’t buff too much!
Soaking off your Gel Nail Polish
You can make ensure a quick soaking process by removing Gel Nail Polish from all ten fingers at the same time. It’s best to start with your pinky and middle fingers, then your index fingers, ring fingers and lastly your thumbs. You can make sure your Lint Free Wipes stay moistened by folding them in half and pressing down on your Removal Clips once they are on. You will need to soak your nails for around 15-20 minutes depending on how thick you applied the Gel Nail Polish.
After soaking your Gel Nail Polish
Once you’ve soaked your nails for 15-20 minutes you can remove the Removal Clips. You should see the Gel Nail Polish slightly lifting away from the nails. Use our Orangewood Cuticle Sticks to gently remove the Gel Polish by pushing it off from your cuticle to the tip of your nail. Any stubborn bits of Gel Nail Polish that won’t come off can be gently buffed off using the 180 Grit (fine grit) side of your Nail File. An important tip to note is that if you’ve used a Builder Gel underneath you don’t need to buff this all the way off, simply buff it so it is smooth and can be painted over during your next manicure. If you notice that your UV/LED Gel Nail Polish hasn’t lifted at all during the soaking process you may need to apply your Lint Free Wipes and Removal Clips again. This may happen if your Remover isn’t strong enough to penetrate the layers or you haven’t buffed the initial layer down enough.
Nourishing your nails
Now that all of your Gel Nail Polish has been removed from your nails, wash your hands, making sure to get all of the Remover off your fingers as this can be quite drying! Use our Cuticle Oil and a nourishing Hand & Nail Treatment after your Gel Nail Polish removal to soften your hands and take care of your cuticles. If you’re applying another gel manicure then don’t apply any Hand & Nail Treatments until after you have completed your fresh set!