Dreading removing your Gelous Gel Polish? Fear not. From handy tips to expert tricks, we’re here to seamlessly guide you through the entire process, step by step. We’ve got all the information you need for a quick and easy, stress-free removal, all from the comfort of your own home. Let’s dive in!
Can I remove Gelous Gel Nail Polish without damaging my nails?
You can absolutely remove Gelous Gel Nail Polish without causing your nails any harm. Whilst the removal process may not feel as rewarding as the application, it’s just as important! What’s key is closely following our instructions to ensure the process is safe and gentle. We know picking at your Gel Nail Polish seems like the easy option, however this will inevitably peel away part of your natural nail, leaving it thin, weak, and uneven. For a strong, damage-free removal, take care to avoid any such peeling, and make sure to follow our simple recommendations.
What tools do I need to remove a Gelous gel manicure?
Your gel manicure removal must-haves 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 a massive difference in the ease of your removal process, and their significance shouldn’t be glazed over. Our Nail Files are relatively hard-wearing but it's essential that it isn’t too worn down, we recommend replacing your Nail File every three months or so if you’re a regular user. Dragging this out for longer means the buffing plates may be too worn down to remove your Top Coat both with ease and without damage.
How do I remove Gelous Gel Nail Polish at home?
Buffing off the Top Coat
Using the rough 100-grit side of the Gelous Nail File, gently buff away the shiny Top Coat, paying special attention to the sides of your nails as these areas are easily be missed. You can file slightly beyond the Top Coat into the Colour Coats if you’ve applied several layers previously, this will help to reduce soaking time and allow the Remover to penetrate each layer a tad easier. Just be gentle with this, you must avoid filing down to the nail.
Option 1: Soaking off your Gel Nail Polish
Start by soaking a Lint Free Wipe in Nail Polish Remover, before folding it into a square. This will allow the wipe to hold onto more liquid and helps to prevent Nail Polish Remover from making too much contact with your skin. You can speed this process up by soaking both hands together. With your Manicure Removal Clips, begin by clipping a moistened Lint Free Wipe to the pinky, ring, and middle finger of each hand. Then, move to the index fingers and finally, the thumbs. If you're finding it difficult to clip the Manicure Removal Clips on your thumbs, we suggest completing one hand at a time or simply asking a friend for a helping hand. Once clipped, you should press down to keep the area airtight and leave to soak for between 10-20 minutes, depending on how thick you applied the Gel Nail Polish.
Option 2: Using Express Gel Nail Polish Remover
A real time-saving alternative, with this method all that's required is a generous coat of Express Gel Nail Polish Remover over the entire surface of your nails. Working just like magic, simply wait 3-5 minutes for the Gel Nail Polish to effortlessly bubble and lift off the nail.
Pushing away the Gel Nail Polish
Once the suggested time has passed, your Gel Nail Polish should have partially lifted and will come off quite easily with a gentle push of your Orangewood Cuticle Sticks. Push in the direction your nail grows, from cuticle to tip, taking care to avoid pressing down into the nail. Any stubborn bits of Gel Nail Polish that don’t easily lift off can be gently buffed away using the fine (180-grit) side of the Gelous Nail File. If you're finding it tough to remove the Gel Nail Polish, you may need to soak your nails once again or reapply the Express Gel Nail Polish Remover for a second time. This could stem from not buffing sufficiently the first time around, not having enough Nail Polish Remover on, the Nail Polish Remover drying out, or having not left it on for long enough. An important tip to take note of, if you have previously applied Builder Gel, it's not necessary for you to completely remove this during each removal process. Simply lightly buff your nails using the fine (180-grit) side of the Gelous Nail File in order to create a smooth and even surface for your next mani.
Nourishing your nails
Once your removal has wrapped up, give your hands a good wash, then treat them to a nourishing Cuticle Oil and high-quality Hand Cream. This step is critical for replenishing moisture after the harshness of buffing and acetone.
Can I re-apply Gelous Gel Nail Polish immediately after my Gel Nail Polish removal?
If you’re planning on reapplying directly after removing, hold off on applying Cuticle Oil or Hand Cream until after you’ve completed your fresh manicure. Follow all the instructions outlined in How to Apply Gelous Gel Nail Polish, however take care to only very lightly buff your nails with the Nail File during prep. If your nails feel sensitive, it’s a smart idea to wait 1-2 weeks before the next application. Throughout this break, you should focus on strengthening and nourishing both your hands and nails using our Cuticle Oil and Hand Cream.