How to remove gel nails with sugar?

You must have read articles regarding how expensive it is to get gel nails and other nails removed from a salon. And while thinking that you must have also thought of the ways to do it at home.

Gel nails are very costly and then getting them removed can also make a big hole in your pocket. So, I am sure you must have heard of a way to remove them with sugar. 


So, how to remove gel nails with sugar? 


Dip the cotton ball into the granulated sugar and rub your nails gently for the removal of your gel nails.

The hack is to make a nail paint remover with granulated sugar using homemade cuticle oil which is also very simple to make. This process is going to save a lot of your money.


What are gel nails?


Gel nails are really classy and a statement for your hand. They are durable than many manicures and are. It is safe and adds a protective layer to your natural nails.

Gel nails are a three-step manicure that consists of gel nail polish and are fixed or dried with the help of UV rays or LED lamps. Several coatings of gel polishes are applied to desired results.


How does a gel nail apply?


It is quite simple to apply gel nails.


Your nails are prepared before the application of your nails. they are filed according to your desired shape. Round, square, oval, etc. after that cuticle oil is applied to your fingers, and cuticles are pushed back


Next, the first layer of the base coat is applied. This layer is purposely kept thin and then dried with the use of UV rays and a LED Lamp.


When the basecoat is dried perfectly, the color gel is applied. This layer is also as thin as the first one. Each layer is cured with UV rays.


Now the last layer of color gel is applied very smoothly and with perfection and is dried the same way


After that, all the excess is removed and your hands are cleaned from all the sides. And voila! You’re done!


If you want to try applying gel nails at your home you can check out this video by Jessica Angelique Matini – 

Why are gel nails costly?


Many reasons make gel nails expensive. The first one being the products used in the procedure. Gel polish is used in gel nails which is one of the prime elements of a gel manicure, cis very expensive. Gel polish comes in small packaging and costs up to 2000. This makes gel nails costly.

Secondly, no other artificial nails look as natural as gel nails. Gel nails are applied by highly skilled certified manicurists who have their fees. Also, all the hype for these nails is for the appearance. Which in the end increases the amount in the bill.

Gel nails are very accessible, you can easily continue doing the work like before and it won’t harm the polish. Being so accessible increases its worth in the area of manicures. 


How Long Does Gel Polish Last?


Gel nails have a benefit and that clearly is that it lasts pretty longer than any other nails. its duration is mainly up to 2-3 weeks without chipping off. Isn’t it cool?

Its durability is the reason for the popularity it holds amongst the customers. So, you get an ample amount of gap in between before getting it removed by a professional.

Using cuticle oil and keeping your hands dry can increase the durability of your nails and this way you can make full use of your money.


How to Remove Gel Nail Polish with Sugar?


Coming to the point for which you are here, you can invest your money in gel removal kits as well but it can put you in hard times. Remember if this hack doesn’t work feel free to go to the professional nail salon and get it removed.


For this DIY Nail remover, you need:

  • 2 Tbsp of Granulated Sugar
  • Bowl
  • Cotton Balls
  • Homemade Cuticle Oil


Add 2 tbsp of granulated sugar into a grinder and grind it once for a few seconds.

Then, transfer it to a medium-sized bowl.

Now, dip the cotton ball into the granulated sugar and rub your nails gently without hurting the cuticles and nearby skin.

Make sure to take intervals in between the process.

Continue this process until you see no chips of gel polish on your nails.

After that, apply a few drops of cuticle oil to make your nails and cuticles soft & smoother.

The above homemade remedy works due to sugar’s abrasive property.


How to take care of your gel nails?


  • Apply cuticle oil daily before going to bed, remember cuticles are very important for your overall nails health.
  • Wear gloves at the time of doing any work which involves excess usage of glossed from your end.
  • Do not indulge in activities that can be bad for your nail’s health.
  • For preventing the nail from any color fading prevent yourself from going into the swimming pool to avoid any contact with chlorine, or thoroughly wipe off your nails just after the session.
  • Avoid filling your nails unnecessarily, this can cause damage to your nails.
  • Use a fork or knife to eat the food and not your hand to avoid any kind of stains on your hand.
  • Avoid using your nails as tools to pull open or pick at anything
  • Take care not to use any products that could contain solvent oils, which causes major damage to the color. These oils can be found in certain suntan oils and insect repellent (Deet)

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