How to Remove Gel Nail Polish with Sugar
Gel nail polish is a popular choice for long-lasting and glossy nails. However, removing gel nail polish can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t want to use harsh chemicals or visit a salon. Luckily, there is a natural alternative that involves using sugar, a common household ingredient. Follow these simple steps to remove gel nail polish with sugar:
- Start by preparing the necessary supplies. You will need:
Begin by gently buffing the surface of your gel nails using a nail buffer or emery board. This will help break the seal and allow the sugar mixture to penetrate the gel polish easier.
Mix 1/4 cup of granulated sugar with a few drops of lemon juice or water to create a grainy paste.
Apply the sugar paste onto the nails and gently scrub in circular motions using an old makeup brush or toothbrush. The sugar acts as an exfoliant, helping to remove the gel nail polish without damaging your natural nail bed.
Once the sugar paste has been applied and scrubbed for a few minutes, wrap each nail with a small piece of aluminum foil. The foil helps to create heat, which aids in loosening the gel polish.
Leave the aluminum foil wraps on for about 10-15 minutes to allow the sugar mixture to break down the gel nail polish.
After the recommended time has passed, gently remove the aluminum foil wraps from each nail. You may need to apply a bit of pressure to lift off the gel polish.
Using cotton balls or pads soaked in nail polish remover, wipe away any remaining gel residue from your nails.
Lastly, moisturize your nails and cuticles by applying a generous amount of nail oil or cuticle oil. This will help nourish and hydrate your nails after the removal process.
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- Few drops of lemon juice or water
- An old makeup brush or toothbrush
- Nail buffer or emery board
- Aluminum foil
- Cotton balls or pads
- Nail oil or cuticle oil
And there you have it! A simple and natural method to remove gel nail polish using sugar. Enjoy your freshly cleansed nails without the need for harsh chemicals. Remember to take care of your nails by keeping them hydrated and healthy.