How to Remove Gel Manicure at Home: 3 Easy Ways!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Method 1:  Scorch Remover Gel[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1503773″][vc_column_text]Here at Shellac Nails Ltd we are always moving with the latest trends.  We like to find new and innovative solutions to bring to our customers.  With this in mind we have brought SCORCH REMOVER GEL to the market.

First step is to file off the Top Coat. This is very important as it allows the Nail Gel Remover to penetrate into the Gel and loosen it from the nail plate. Take special care if the gel is thicker in any area and around the cuticles.

Wipe the nail clean to remove any excess dust. Apply the Scorch Nail Gel Remover to each nail. Ensure that the nail is well covered with the Nail Gel Remover jelly. Avoid contact between the skin and the Nail Gel Remover as this might result in a slight burning sensation.

Wait 5 minutes. During this time the gel will show signs of lifting or bubbling. After 5 minutes remove the excess gel with an orange stick. Some gel may be hard to remove and may remain on the nail plate. This may require extra filing and then reapply the Scorch Nail Gel Remover.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Method 2:   Acetone Remover Wraps[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]How to Remove Gel Nail Polish with Remover Wraps



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  1. Prepare your nails.  
    -Make sure to file your nails prior to using the remover wraps. This will allow the acetone to penetrate below the finishing coat, making it easier to remove.
  2. Use the Gel Polish Remover Wraps.
    -Open one wrap and gently insert your nail.
    -Remove outer tape per instruction of the packaging as there will be a built-in adhesive tabs. Fold the wraps over finger covering the entire nail, ensuring a tight, snug fit.
    -Repeat with your remaining nails. Leave it for 15 minutes.
  3. Removing the Wraps.
    -Using a twisting motion, pull the Gel Polish Remover Wraps from the nail.
    -Gently slide off any remaining gel polish using a wood orange stick. Scrape the polish onto the paper place mat instead of into the sink.
    -Repeat with each of your nails.

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  • Make sure to file the top layer of the nail only. This will prevent damaging your nail bed.
  • Protect the skin around your nails with petroleum jelly. As acetone may dry out your skin and cause damage. If you don’t have plain petroleum jelly, use a lotion or balm that lists it as an ingredient.
  • Try not to scrape any remaining product off the nail. If the gel polish remains hard to remove, use another remover wrap and repeat the process.
  • Moisturise! Moisturise! And Moisturise! The acetone wil dry the skin.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video popup=”no” link=”” title=”How to Use Gel Polish Remover Wraps”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Method 3:  The Cotton Foil Trick[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]How to Remove Gel Nail Polish with Foil


  1. Fill a small bowl with Acetone. Acetone is a powerful solvent and works in removing nail polish. It helps in removing gel nail polish by loosening its adhesion from your natural nail. As it is commonly used to remove nail polish, you will need a more concentrated pure amount to remove gel nail polish. Pour a good amount of acetone in a bowl.
    Place the bowl with acetone in a larger bowl with warm water, this will help to warm up the acetone. Let it sit for 5 minutes. DO NOT PLACE ACETONE ON TO DIRECT HEAT. Acetone is flammable so keep it away from direct source.
    Saturate cotton balls
  2. Prepare your nails. When you have gel nail polished nails manicured at a salon, top coats are applied to your nails. Top coat acts as a protective barrier that makes your gel nail polish last longer and have a longer lasting shine. Top coats are usually completely clear and dries to a hard glossy finish.
    -Use a nail file to scuff the surface of each nail. This will allow the acetone to penetrate below the finishing coat.
    Buff Nails
  3. Wrap your nails with acetone.
    -Soak a cotton ball in the acetone. Make sure it is completely saturated.
    -Place the soaked cotton ball on your nail, make sure it covers all of the nail’s area.
    -Using the aluminium foil, cover the cotton ball so it will stay in place.
    -Repeat with your remaining nails. Let your nails soak in acetone for 15-30 minutes.Step 3
  4. Remove the foil and cotton ball.
    -Remove the foil from one finger. Slide the foil off the tip of your finger.
    -If the gel polish is still firmly in place, you may need to repeat the process for another 10 minutes. Make sure to use another cotton ball soaked with acetone.Cover with foil
  5. Remove gel nail polish. Some bits of the gel polish may still adhere to your nails. You can use an orange stick to remove the remaining bits just make sure that it is not still firmly in place as it may cause damage to your nail beds as you remove it.
    -Use a wood orange stick to scrape off the gel polish. Scrape the polish onto the paper place mat instead of into the sink.
    -Repeat with each of your nails.Use orange stick

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  • If you want to minimise use of the cotton balls you can pull them apart a little into wispy strands to apply to each nail.
  • You can apply petroleum jelly around the skin of your nails before soaking your nail beds. This will protect your skin as acetone can dry out and damage it.
  • Foil is also used to trap in body heat- encouraging the gel polish remover to work faster. Do not use other wraps like plastics as the acetone may melt it.
  • Make sure the foils are big enough in size, if they are too small, they won’t be able to hold the cotton balls.
    Make sure to only file the top of the nail. Don’t file too deep as it may damage your nail bed.
  • Moisturise! Moisturise! And Moisturise! The acetone dry the skin.