Too lazy for nail appointment? Here’s how to remove acrylic nails at home
Honest Moment: I only started getting acrylic and gel nail extensions after the natural health of my nails plummeted to death during my college days. And let me tell you, they don’t require as much maintenance as people claim. For the first two times I had extensions, I was busy cursing my nails because they grew so fast that I had to do them every 6 days. After the third time, I was starting to enjoy a new ritual going on when the acrylic on the index finger of my left hand broke beyond repair. Another secondary characteristic of me – NOT a very patient girl. If it sounds like you, you will understand my undeniable need to try and remove the half chipped false nail myself.
I will neither confirm nor deny that my anxious nature makes me want to choose my acrylics to this day. But if you can, I searched the Internet for the easiest, safest and most trouble-free way to remove acrylic nails at home, without damaging them, of course for you.
What you will need
• Nail pad
• aluminium sheet
• 100% acetone
• Push cuticles
Gently sand the top of the nails and try to remove the top layer. You can also trim the acrylic extensions. To easily match the natural length of your nails.
Then dip a cotton ball in 100% acetone and completely wrap the nail in it. Cover the cotton ball with a piece of plastic wrap. Do this on all nails and wait 15-20 minutes. You may need help with one of your hands.
After that remove the film and the cotton ball from your fingers. Gently remove sticky acrylic residue with a cuticle pusher.
Then rinse your hands and hydrate them properly. You can use cuticle oil for extra care, but it’s purely optional. You can paint your nails right after this process as your nails are not damaged at all during this process.
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