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How to Remove Gel Nail Polish at-home or at the Salon

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Anyone who loves getting their nails done knows that proper nail care can be hard work. When you go to the salon, you look forward to getting pampered and selecting a new design. But what does not one tell you? You’ll spend at least 30 minutes with your fingers wrapped in aluminum foil or dipped in a bowl of acetone just to soak that polish off when it begins to chip. What a hassle! And if you like doing your own nails…its messy and almost impossible to wrap both of your hands at the same time, which, of course means you are doubling your “soaking” time.

Fortunately, there’s now an easier way to remove your gel polish or acrylic nails while also protecting your skin and cuticles. In this blog, we’ll share a safe, effective, and convenient way to remove your polish.

Why Does It Matter How You Remove Your Polish?

First off, if you’re tempted to pick, rip, or bite of your gel polish or acrylic nails, stop in your tracks! This is the first “DIY” solution that most people come up with, and it’s easily the worst for your nails. Whenever you peel off your polish, layers of your nail bed will come with it. To avoid damaging your nails, make sure you remove your gel nail polish or acrylic nails the right way.

This involves soaking your nails in acetone.

Always before you begin…

  1. Buff your nail

Gently and slowly sanding down the top layer of polish with a coarse nail file (180/180) can help to remove gel polish and acrylic nails. The goal here is not to remove all of the polish. Rather, you’re just looking to rough up the topcoat.

Be sure to take it slow, remove the shine, and then move on to one of the next steps.

Option 1 – Aluminum Foil

You Will Need…

Aluminum Foil – Cut into 10 equal Squares (approximately 3″x3″ squares)
Cotton Balls – 10
Soak cotton balls and wrap with foil
Make sure you cover your surface.
Take one cotton ball, apply acetone, place it on the foil square.
Place your nail on the cotton ball and wrap your fingertips.
You’ll have to let this sit for up to 30 minutes before seeing whether the polish is ready to come off with little to no pressure.
During this time, you aren’t able to use your hands at all.

Option 2 –

Put your nails in a bowl of acetone
An alternative to using foil and cotton balls is putting your nails in a bowl of 100% acetone.
While effective and not near as messy.
You are sitting for approximately 30 minutes without being able to use your hands.
Nail Remover Clips
Works like aluminum foil, the clips are designed to hold the acetone soaked cotton ball securely on your fingertip. Soak for approximately 30 minutes.

What’s the Easiest Removal Method?

After reading all of the methods above, you’re probably wondering, “Isn’t there an easier way?

Would you love to be able to use your hands while your nails soak!”

The best way to remove your gel nail polish and acrylic nails is…

sNails Gloves

sNails Gloves.
We have everything ready for you.
We start with a pair of recyclable stretch poly gloves.
Custom fit a super absorbent cosmetic pad, then apply a precise amount of 100% pure acetone and insert them into the fingertip of the glove.
It’s all you need, just put on a pair of gloves, still takes approximately 30 minutes, but, the best part is…
you CAN use your hands while you wait! The controlled amount of acetone means…
sNails Gloves – DO NOT DRIP!!

They’re the perfect swap for any of the methods above.

✅ Acetone ✅ Cosmetic Pad ✅ Glove


No more dragging out the acetone, cotton and aluminum foil, no more clips and no more soaking in a bowl.

If you’re interested in learning more about sNails Gloves for at-home or salon use, visit here...

They’re ideal for all who want to skip the hassle of traditional nail removal methods for gel polishes and acrylic nails.

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