If at some point but the first corners crumble, we often do not want to wait until the next free appointment in the nail salon. The manicure must go down as fast as possible. We’ll tell you how to remove gel nails yourself without completely ruining your nails or even hurting you.

Special sets, such as the Red Carpet Manicure Removal Kit or the Geltox Detox Kit from Ciaté London , contain everything you need to remove gel nails easily at home: Foil and Removal Solution, Nail Band, Serum, File, Cuticle pusher and a buffer. For this they maintain your nails and cuticles.

If you regularly wear gel nails, you can replace them with self-made remover foils. For this you need a bottle of nail polish remover with acetone (!), Ten cotton balls and aluminum foil. Roughly scrub the shiny layer of your manicure with a nail file, then put a cotton ball in the nail polish remover and put it on your nail. Then you wrap the aluminum foil over it like a hood.

Although this method takes a little longer, but works wonders. You need two bowls, one should be a little bigger than the other. Fill the larger bowl with warm water and put the smaller one in, in which you fill with acetone-containing nail polish remover.

Attention: Under no circumstances should you heat the remover in the microwave or on the stove as it is flammable!

Again, file the glossy layer of the gel coat first and place your fingers in the heated nail polish remover for approx. 10 – 15 minutes to soak. When the corners start to loosen, you can remove the gel with a wooden stick.

Whichever method you choose, it is important that you always maintain your nails afterwards with nail oil and hand cream.