How to Remove Gel Nails with Pure Acetone

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One can have an emergency and get forced to remove their gel nails at home. So I feel every woman should learn at least 1 way of removing gel nails at home herself. So I will help you out with 1 way of taking your gel nails or gel manicure off and later on, a couple of ways. I hope this help.


Things you will need:


  • Pure acetone –loosens gel nail adhesives

  • Small bowl

  • Plastic wrap

  • Aluminum foil

  • Buffer

  • Orange wood stick





  1. Fill a bowl with acetone.

  2. Use nail file to scratch the surface just till you scratch through the clear coat.

  3. Apply Vaseline or petroleum around your fingers to protect them.

  4. Dip 10 cotton balls thoroughly in acetone.

  5. Take 1 cotton ball and wrap it around your finger nail.

  6. Take aluminum foil and cut in 10 squares and then wrap it around the cotton ball.

  7. Leave it for about 20-30 minutes.

  8. Repeat with the other finger nails.

  9. Scrape the gel nail off with your orange stick.

  10. Sometimes 20 minutes is not enough so if the gel doesn’t come out then, wrap the nail again and wait for about 10 minutes until you are satisfied.

  11. Use your buffer to smooth it all out

  12. Shape your nails as you desire.

  13. Rinse off with warm water, apply moisturizer and paint if you wish.


Some people prefer to dip their nails directly inside the bowl of acetone. If you choose to it this way, be extra careful because acetone is a chemical and can be irritable on your skin if you have sensitive skin.

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