By Bella Michaels

UV gel nails, which also are called gel nails, are made from the same product used as dental porcelain. They are a way to enhance your fingernails. When it comes time to remove gel nails, it can be done at a salon or at home. When removing UV gel nails in your home, care should be taken to avoid damaging the underlying nail.

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UV Gel Nails

Step 1

File the gel nail with the nail file until there is a thin layer of gel left. File gently to avoid damaging the living nail underneath.

Step 2

Gently warm the bottle of UV gel nail remover under warm running water for a few minutes.

Step 3

Pour enough remover into the bowl to cover the nails.

Step 4

Soak the nails in the remover until the gel softens.

Step 5

Use the orange stick to gently scrap the gel away while the nails are still submerged. Removing the nails from the solution will allow them to harden again.

Step 6

Dry your hands with paper towels.

Step 7

Buff the nails to insure all of the UV gel nail has been removed and the nails are smooth.

Step 8

Treat the natural nails with conditioning nail oil.