Start from the bottom at the cuticle. Peel / lift the Layer slowly and carefully. If it is difficult to remove the Layer, you can use a facial or cuticle oil, drop and massage it under the base edge of each Layer, then slowly peel off the Layer. Wash your hands gently with soap and water. You can also use a gentle nail brush to further clear and prepare the nail bed. There should very little to no residue left on the nail.