How to remove acrylic nails
Still stuck with those acrylic nails? You wish to get rid of them but you are just stuck at how to get them done amidst all the busy schedule? Well, for those broken and ragged nails, the only solution is removing them despite the time and money issues. There might be a very high chance that you are wondering about how much you’ll end up spending again for their removal; you already spent so much or getting them done in the first place.
But who said it is necessary to get them removed from the parlour only! We have brought for you a simple and easy guide on how to remove acrylic nails at home for less than half the price you would have spent at the salon!
Thing you’ll need:-
These are the set of tools which will help your nail removal process straight and simple. You can make use of them to get away with those dirty looking acrylic nails. Here is all you need:
- Nail clippers
- Glass bowl (small)
- Cotton balls (or you could also use a kitchen rag)
- Aluminum foil
- A buffing stick
- Petroleum jelly or hand cream
Make some space for the nail removal process. You will need a table which isn’t too full and, of course, a chair to sit on. Get a comfortable place for yourself because you could need an hour or so for each hand!
Note: Because removal scheme will have you to use acetone, cover up the table with a newspaper or other piece of clothing to prevent the surface from drips and spills.
How to Remove Acrylic Nails (Step by step process):
- Remove the nail polish: Before you actually remove the nails, you need to do away with all the nail colour and other items from your nails. It will help you in removing the nails more easily since the nail remover will also remove the layer of varnish which actually might protect the nails.
- Nail Clippers: Level your acrylic nails with the length of your actual nails with the help of nail clippers.
- Buffing Stick: Roughen your acrylic nails’ surface with the use of a buffing stick.
- Protection against dryness: Use the hand cream or petroleum gel to protect the skin around your nails from drying due to the acetone. Don’t use them on the nails itself and it will only cause difficulty during the removal process.
- Now cover your nails with the cotton ball (or kitchen rag) and then wrap it in aluminium foil.
- Put your nails in acetone: Pour some acetone into a small bowl which can cover all your nails when dipped into it.
- Soak your nails in acetone: Dip your fingertips into the acetone bowl and let it soak in it for around twenty minutes. It will gradually help in the dissolution and loosening of your acrylic nails.
- Gently Remove the aluminum foil with ease along with cotton balls. In case you are still not sure about the removal entirely, soak your nails into acetone for another 5 minutes and rub them off!
- Wash the hands: Clean your hands with soap and water to get away with the acetone and/or Petroleum jelly/hand cream.
- Having done all that, let your nails dry for a few minutes and buff them with the buffing stick.
- Nourish the hands and your skin around the nails with some hand cream to revitalize them!
Quite simple and easy it was, isn’t it? Having followed this, you saved on both time and money and also got the perfect nails done for you!
You can now spend the money you just saved on getting yourself a new set of nail extensions for yourself!