Here you see my outgrowth about 5 weeks old. I usually would remove it within 3-4 weeks but I wanted to show you that gel polish can last even longer!
1. The first thing you must do, is to buff the surface to remove some of the top coat. Be careful not to buff the natural nail.
2. Fold a pad as I show you, and soak it in acetone. Press it to the nail.
Wrap a peace of foil (about 7x7cm) around the finger to keep the pad in place.
3. Make sure that it sits tight cause you don't want air to come in and dry out the acetone. Wait 15-20 minutes.
4. Take your woodstick and gently scrape of the gel polish. If it's not coming off - soak it for 10 more minutes.
5. This is what it looks like after removal. Now gently buff the remaining basecoat that is still left.
6. Use cuticle oil to moizsture the nailplate. Acetone is very dehydrating, so this is important to keep the nails healty...
This is an endless questions with a lot of potential answers!
I want to make clear to you what lifting is and give you a checklist you can follow next time you are doing nails to prevent any lifting problems.
For those who don´t know, lifting means that the product (Gel, acrylic, poly gel, gel polish) is separating from the nail plate and creates an "air pocket".
When this happens, dirt, moisture and oils get into that pocket and it usually grow bigger until the nail "pops off".
Lifting can also result in bacteria infection. This is called greenie (pseudomonas) and shows as a green spot on the nail plate.
About 95% of all the lifting problems are caused by improper nail preparation.
That remaining 5% can be causes by hormone problems, medications, damage nail plates etc.
Let´s focus on the 95% and use this checklist below next time you are doing nails.
I have some great news to share with you. You can now get a FREE course where you will learn how to apply gel polish!
Even if you already have some experience with gel polish, I´m sure that you will pick up some good information here to improve you work.
Just follow the link below to get instant access to your course.
If you need my help or have any questions just send me an email.