Safely Remove Your Acrylics or Gels: First and foremost, do not peel off your acrylics or gel nail polish on their own. You can do severe damage to the nail bed that could weaken it. Lifting means they’ll soak off faster, not that you should pop them off. Removing acrylic nails and gel polish is a very similar process. The top layer of each application needs to be filed to let the acetone do its job. With acrylics, you’ll need to soak the nails in the acetone until they’re soft enough to scrape off gently. Gel nails can be soaked like acrylic, but they do better when each nail is wrapped with cotton and aluminum foil. Don’t forget the cuticle oil after your nails are cleaned up!
Check Out At Home Kits: We get it, nothing beats a visit to the salon. However, there’s nothing wrong with doing your own nails. These kits are affordable, so if you mess up, you can try again without any worry. There are so many kits to choose from too! You can try the traditional glue-on nails, gel nail polish, a dip acrylic powder, and even a hybrid gel formed to your nail shape! Take this time to play around with various lengths and shapes too. When you can finally get back to the salon, you’ll have a better idea of what’s more comfortable for you.