Shellac coating has won thousands of fans around the world. This type of manicure is definitely a worthy alternative to acrylic nails or gel polish. However, after applying the miraculous substance, a logical question arises, how to remove shellac. At home, this can be done by several means.
How to independently remove shellac at home?
Shellac, as you know, is a kind of bio-gel, which, by its consistency and manner of application, resembles ordinary nail polish, it is only dried under a lamp with ultraviolet radiation. He holds up to 2 weeks, than and like the beautiful half of humanity. But to remove shellac is not as easy as the usual varnish. There are several options for special remuver tools that can be used to remove biogel. And so that you choose, the removal procedure will be the same:
- Lubrication of the skin near the nail plate with a fat cream so that it does not suffer from the action of the remuver.
- Application of a special agent for a certain period (for softening the basis of shellac).
- Removing the remaining nail polish.
- Nail processing (polishing and application of nourishing cream).
How can I take it off?
Shellac-gel looks on nails effectively. But after a couple of weeks, when the nail plate grows, the appearance of the hands becomes unkempt. Therefore, be sure to remove the gel on time. For this fit:
- ordinary liquid, which removes the varnish;
- acetone without impurities;
- liquid remover CND Nourishing Remover;
- Remouver Masura.
These drugs differ only in a set of additional components that protect the nail from damage, as well as in price. The basis of any remover is acetone, the difference is only in the percentage of its content.
We use nail polish remover
In conditions of self-shellac removal, the easiest way to get rid of one is to use the usual liquid, which removes the varnish. It acts more sparingly than pure acetone, so it is considered the best way to remove the coating if there is no time or opportunity to go to the master.
- liquid with acetone (which is used to remove nail polish);
- cotton wool discs;
- the foil cut into thin strips;
- single sided tape;
- orange wood stick for manicure;
- nail file or special buff;
- hand cream or oil.
- Apply vitamin oil (preferably with E-vitamin) on the entire cuticle (you can use any fat cream).
- The disc is cut in half and is well impregnated with the nail polish remover.
- We apply the wetted disc to the painted nail, slightly press down.
- Wrap the upper phalanx with foil and fix it with tape.
- Repeat steps 2-4 for all fingers.
- Withstand 15-20 minutes and unwind the foil layer from the finger that was first rolled up.
- Carefully remove the coating residue with a spatula stick.
- We perform the same operation with all the painted nails.
- We cut down the nails so that there are no irregularities (it is convenient to use the buff).
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Apply a nourishing cream (always with a complex of vitamins - E, A, C, etc.)
Removing shellac at home without foil is real
Biogel can also be removed from the nails by resorting to food storage films.
- common acetone;
- disks from the pressed cotton wool;
- food film;
- manicure stick from an orange tree;
- cream for nails and hands.
- Smear the area around the nail plate cream.
- We saturate the disc with acetone, fold it in half and press it to the painted nail.
- We roll a compress with a piece of food film.
- Repeat steps 2-3 for the rest of your fingers.
- Withstand 7-8 minutes, remove the film and disc.
- Remove the remnants of shellac with an orange stick.
- Baf slightly polished nails.
- Rinse off acetone with water.
- At the end of the procedure, we lubricate the nails with a nourishing cream.
We make a special bath
If you urgently need to get rid of shellac and do not feel sorry for the liquid or remuver, you can use the recipe of a special bath.
- nail stick;
- nail file with fine abrasiveness;
- sea salt;
- hand and nail cream.
- Pour a remuver into a plastic bowl and dip the fingers into it for a quarter of an hour (it all depends on how much acetone is in the product - the more, the less you need to hold).
- Next, wand gently remove the remaining varnish.
- We cut down the surface of the nails so that there are no irregularities.
- For 20 minutes we make a restoring bath of warm water, sea salt and a couple of drops of iodine.
- We grease hands and nails with cream.
There is another way to quickly remove biogel from the nails. However, its success depends on how fresh the shellac is to decorate your pens. It is necessary to cover the nails with a top and remove the entire varnish with a cotton pad (fresh gel is easily softened with a new layer). The remains of the substance can be cut down or removed with a stick.
Nail care after shellac removal
After you removed the biogel, the plate becomes sensitive and vulnerable. The fact is that before applying shellac, the first, shiny, nail layer is cut away, that is, it becomes thinner. Therefore, it is important to properly care for your hands after applying and removing biogel. Care of the nail plate can be reduced to two basic principles:
To maintain the level of moisture in the skin and nails, excellent bath with nutrients (sea buckthorn, aloe vera, etc.). They add sea salt to strengthen the plate.
To enrich nails and skin with nutrients, oils (with vitamins) or glycerin-based creams are used.
If you have healthy and strong nails, applying biogel will help save time on frequent manicure. But before painting them in this way, be sure to learn how to remove shellac at home, and choose the most suitable and convenient option for you. Because in the hectic rhythm of life, as a rule, it is difficult to allocate time to visit the salon to professionally erase the coating.