Removing that gel nail polish? Check. Plus more ways to get those beauty needs taken care of on your own at home.
While it might not be very high on your list of concerns right now, pretty soon we’ll all be missing our regular appointments for personal care. Some of your regular routines can be maintained at home – we’re here to help!
Did you get a gel manicure back when the world was normal? If it isn’t yet, it will be growing out or peeling soon. We can guide you through removing it by yourself.
You’ll need a glass bowl in which to pour the acetone. The acetone will melt a plastic one. Find one that is shallow and wide so it’s big enough to soak your fingertips without wasting product.
Start by roughing up the surface of your polish with the nail file. Then simply soak your fingertips in the acetone for a while. Good thing we all have extra time these days! Once you see the polish dissolving, you can use one hand to scrape it off the other. It could be a little easier with this tool, but it isn’t absolutely necessary.
After you’ve removed the polish, your hands will be white and very dry. This is not a big deal. Simply wash your hands well and moisturize with hand cream. We like this one from O’Keefe’s for very dry hands.
If your hands are drier than normal because of the frequent handwashing we’ve been doing, make sure to moisturize often. At night, apply a generous layer of hand cream and put on thin cotton gloves for the night. Remove the gloves in the morning and you can either throw them out or wash them and re-use.
And something else we need to talk about is waxing. We gotta deal with this one before it gets out of hand, if you know what I mean! These wax strips from Veet are the simplest to use on your own. A good pair of tweezers will also go a long way towards keeping you looking neat.
Ladies and girls, this may not be the most important thing to take care of, but if it makes you feel better, and makes your family and spouse feel better about you, then put it on your schedule. It’s worth it.