In an ideal world, our new acrylic nails would be tidy, stylish, and chip-free for the rest of our lives. However, in the real world, artificial nails are likely to break (with some nails entirely coming off), nail paint fractures quickly, and new nail growth isn’t always attractive. When you can’t get over to your manicurist for a re-up, you’re left with just one option: getting the acrylic nails removed by yourself.
First and foremost, unlike what you may have heard, acrylic isn’t awful. Any substance that you use for your nails must be applied and removed correctly.
Credit cards, which are incredibly thin and can be pushed in between the nail and the product, are an unconventional way of removing the acrylic. Acrylic, on the other hand, is best removed with acetone or a drill.
Soaking your nails in pure acetone, which helps to melt off the gel/acrylic and prevents unnecessary scraping and peeling, is the most efficient approach to remove acrylic from your nails.
To remove artificial nails at home, simply follow these simple steps:
- Remove the top layer of gloss from gel or nail paint colors with a nail file.
- Using acetone, soak cotton balls.
- Cut your foil into squares large enough to wrap around your finger and wrap the cotton ball tightly over the nail plate where the remainder of the gel color is.
- Allow at least 20 minutes for the acetone to settle on your nails.
- The gel will separate from the nail plate after 20 minutes. To remove extra gel off the nail, use the orange wood stick.
- Let’s get to the good stuff. Cut and shape the nail to avoid snagging it. After that, bathe your hands in warm, soapy water for a few minutes.
- Clean up loose skin and dry cuticles by removing your hand and pushing your cuticle back.
You’ve just put your nails through a lot, so now it’s time to strengthen them by hydrating the nail bed. Massage cuticle oil into the nail and cuticle. Wash your hands one final time and clean the nail plate with a nail brush. After cleaning your nails, apply a base coat, which is a nail lacquer designed to strengthen weaker nails. You may either stop here and leave your nails bare or go for a full manicure with a different nail color.