What is Gel X?
Gel X is a new type of nail enhancement that is quickly becoming popular in the nail art industry. Unlike traditional acrylic and gel enhancements, Gel X is a soak-off system that requires no filing or buffing. It is applied directly to the natural nail and cured with a UV or LED light. Gel X is stronger and more durable than traditional enhancements, and can last up to four weeks.
Prepping the Nail
Before removing Gel X, it is important to properly prep the nail. Begin by washing hands with soap and water and removing any remaining polish. Cut and file the Gel X as close to the nail bed as possible. Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back the cuticles. Finally, use a nail buffer to remove the shine from the Gel X.
Soak Off Process
Once the nail is prepped, it is time to begin the soak off process. Begin by wrapping each finger in foil. Use a lint-free wipe to saturate the foil with acetone, and leave the wraps on for 15-20 minutes. After the time is up, remove the wraps and use a cuticle pusher to gently remove the Gel X. If the Gel X does not easily come off, reapply the acetone-soaked wraps and wait a few more minutes.
Once the Gel X is fully removed, it is important to properly care for the nail. Start by washing hands with soap and water and removing any remaining acetone. Use a cuticle oil to moisturize the cuticles and a nail buffer to buff the nail. Finish by applying a nourishing nail oil or lotion to nourish the nail and cuticle.
Removing Gel X is a simple process that can be done in the comfort of your own home. With some patience and the right supplies, you can easily remove your Gel X and give your nails a break. Be sure to properly care for your nails after removal and your nails will be looking healthy and beautiful in no time!