3 Easy Ways You Can Remove Your Gel Manicure at Home
There are many reasons to love a gel manicure, but a few in particular stand out. For starters, you really can't beat the fact that they require little to no drying time, meaning that you don't have to spend hours after your nail salon visit being too afraid to use your hands out of fear that you'll ruin that glossy finish. Still, gel manicures can only last for so long, so when life gets hectic, it can be hard to find time to squeeze in a removal appointment before you resort to just peeling the paint off altogether.
You've probably already heard a million times on end that picking off your polish is a no-no, as tempting as it is, and we're not just telling you that for our health. According to celebrity nail artist Rita Remark, your nails can actually suffer from you picking off gel polish.
"The reason why manicurists stress this rule so frequently is because we can almost guarantee that you will be left with nail damage. This is because gels are formulated to bond much tighter to nails than traditional nail polish," she told POPSUGAR. "It makes the manicure last much longer, but requires a bit more patience to remove. I think it's a fair exchange."
If you're in a time crunch or just can't get to a salon to get your polish removed, read ahead to for a few polish removal tips you can yips you can follow at home.