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Usually, about two weeks after having your nails signature or a gel extension, when your nails grow back, they crack, seem a little overgrown, and They look a little unpleasant. You cannot always go to the salon to clean and remove them. Sometimes you just need to do it yourself. There are some techniques to do this at home with minimum chance of damaging your nail, which we will review.

How to remove gel polish or signature nails using acetone and foil?

The first technique to remove signature nails involves covering the nails with pieces of Estonian cotton and then wrapping aluminum foil around them, which is one of the safest and most effective ways to remove nail polish. Most beauty salons use the same technique to remove signature nails.

Woman hands with signature nails

What do you need?

  • 10 to 15 pieces of cotton
  • 10 – 15 pieces of aluminum foil (big enough to cover your fingers)
  • Pure acetone
  • Sharp wood
  • Vaseline
Remove signature nails using acetone and foil

Remove signature nails using acetone and foil

Now follow these steps to remove your signature nail:

1-Remove the glossy coating:

apply a nail file and get rid of the shiny coating that protects the nail polish, and when this layer is removed, your chances of successfully removing the nail polish will increase, and then a razor. Remove and wipe off the glossy coating.

2-Apply Vaseline:

Apply Vaseline to the skin around your nails, which protects your skin from the drying effects of acetone. You can also use cuticle oil or thickening cream instead of Vaseline.

3-Put the cotton on the nails:

Soak a few pieces of cotton in 100% pure acetone and apply them to all nails.

4-Twist the aluminum foil:

Wrap the aluminum pieces on the cotton pieces. The foil prevents the acetone from evaporating and helps to soak in the gel polish, and then wait for about 15 to 20 minutes.

5-Clean and wash your hands:

Clean any residual varnish and wash your hands with mild soap to get rid of any acetone residue that remains on your fingers.

Removing nail polish or signature nails with soaking

Soaking your nails in Aston is another way to remove signature nails; however, it is a long process, but it is the best way to absorb your gel extensions directly into the Aston.

What you need

  • A large bowl
  • A medium bowl
  • Pure acetone
  • Nail file
  • Sharp wood
  • Vaseline
Removing signature nails with soaking

Removing signature nails with soaking

To remove your signature nail, follow these steps

1-Pour acetone in warm water

Fill a large bowl with warm water and make sure the water is warm, not hot, then pour the acetone into the medium bowl and place it in a large bowl to achieve a double boiling effect and leave the bowl for about 3 to 5 minutes.

2-Remove the top layer with a razor

Clean the top coat using a razor until it looks dull, then cover the skin around the nails with Vaseline to protect it from the drying effects of the acetone.

3-Soak your fingers in warm stone

Put your fingers in warm acetone and let them soak for about 10 to 15 minutes until the varnish is off.

4-Remove the varnish from the cracked corners

Use a sharp piece of wood to lift the edges of the gel extension, which can be easily peeled off.

Clean and wash your hands

Always wash your hand with soap after removing your signature nails or any kind of gel extension manicure.