How to apply & remove Selfgel

Selfgel tutorial

Ready to start with Selfgel? Discover how easy it is to create perfectly polished nails with our step-by-step tutorials. Enjoy truly magnificent colours that last up to 10 days.


Prep your nails for Selfgel

Before you start always wash your hands and prepare your nails with a mini-manicure:

  1. Gently push back the cuticles with the PN Prep & Remove Pusher.
  2. File the nails into the desired shape with the pink side of the PN Shape & Prep File.
  3. Only if you have greasy shiny nails: slightly buff the nail plate using the grey side of the PN Shape & Prep File. This will prolong your Selfgel. 

How to apply Selfgel?

Apply one hand at a time. Complete application on one hand before starting on the other hand. Every layer needs to be cured separately in the PN SelfGel LED lamp.

  1. Wipe to start: make a PN Cleanser Wipe to thoroughly clean all 5 nails. Now you are ready to start applying the products step-by-step.
  2. Apply a small dose of PN Selfgel Prepper on all 5 nails. Press the product into the nail using the application brush. Start from the free edge of the nail and move towards the cuticles. Let it dry for a few seconds. You do not need the lamp for this step.
  3. Apply a layer of PN Selfgel Peelable Base on all 5 nails. Let it dry for about 30 seconds. You do not need the lamp for this step.
  4. Apply a first layer of your PN Selfgel Colour on the thumb and cure for 30 seconds in the Selfgel LED lamp. Then apply the colour on the remaining four nails of the same hand and cure for 30 seconds. Repeat with a second layer of your PN Selfgel colour.
  5. Apply a layer of PN Selfgel Gloss on your thumb and cure for 30 seconds in the Selfgel LED lamp. Then apply a layer of gloss on the remaining four nails and cure again for 30 seconds.
  6. Wipe to finish: remove the remaining sticky layer on all nails using a PN Cleanser wipe to reveal the impeccable shine.

TIP! If you experience a heat sensation during curing in the lamp, use the 60” low heat mode instead of the 30” mode

(the lamp automatically switches when touching longer).

How to remove Selfgel?

  1. Loosen the borders of the Selfgel on your nails. You can use the flat part of the PN Prep & Remove Pusher for this part.
  2. Grab the loosened part of the Selfgel on the side and peel from the nail slowly.
  3. Clean the nail using a PN Cleanser Wipe.

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We make you shine

PN Selfcare is a retail brand of nail, hand & foot care that makes professional beauty accessible to a wider and demanding audience that is looking for safe, easy yet high-performing beauty solutions. 

With 40 years of experience in the professional nail industry, we reimagine our professional expertise into uncomplicated do-it-yourself self-care products
that will uplift your everyday confidence and make you shine.


When it comes to self-care, what’s the one treat that gives an instant confidence boost every single time?Dreamy, perfectly manicured nails that last for days. Right?


IIn our PN range you will find next to the PN Peel-Off Selgelkit also PNSelfgelcolours, as well as a PN LED lamp and all the basic products you need to get started.

We also offer a nail care range, from a cuticle oil to a nail strengthener and a wide range of nail polish colours with an exceptional chip-free long-lasting formula.