A neatly manicured pair of hands with glossy, perfectly done nails can really up your style quotient by many notches. And in the last few years many have resorted to acrylic and gel nails. When done by professionals these can last for more than a fortnight. One of the latest trends, these days in nails is the sculpting gel, which is odour-free and is great for those who have transitioned out of acrylics into gels.
You can get the natural nail look and flexibility of a gel nail with the strength and control of an acrylic nail with this latest nail trend – T3 LED/ UV Cool Cure Sculpting Gel.
Tips to remove gel nails at home
It is always best to remove gel nails with the help of nail technicians at a professional nail bar, where they have the best quality products. However, if you want to do it yourself, you must invest in a gel remover especially formulated for this. Begin by soaking cotton in the gel remover and placing on your nail carefully. Using a foil, wrap it up and then cover with a hand towel. This can take almost an hour. When you see the gel sliding off, use a clean cuticle pusher and clean the nail bed. Be gentle and then use cuticle oil. Apply a generous coat of cuticle moisturiser.
Keep in mind
Gels are hardened by curing under LED lamp.
Natural nails do not need to breathe, so it is okay to cover them with gel.
Using gel nails can weaken nail beds because of the removal process. You need to make sure that you ask your nail technician to remove them carefully.
LED curing is considered to be much safer than the older method of using UV driers.
You could use at-home-gel-kits too, but you need to be steady and ready to work minute details if you want perfect looking gel nails.