Instructions: Tips: Gel nail polish needs to be soaked in acetone to be properly removed. Try unraveling a Swisspers super jumbo cotton ball, wrapping it around your fingertips, and applying acetone to the portion over your nail. This allows the acetone to soak through to the nail without having to dip your fingers into a bowl of harsh acetone. Using a toner as part of your daily skin care routine can help remove excess oils, freshen skin and refine pores. Use a clean, dry cotton ball to blend blush, bronzers and other powders flawlessly to create a smooth finish.