Last updated 18th of September 2016
In a glamour rich world, wearing acrylic nails is growing more like a necessity for good looks. Whether you are attending a marriage a birthday party, you will most likely wear makeup, matching lenses or acrylic nails for a perfect look. Yet once you are back home, you may find it uncomfortable to live with your fake acrylic nails, or your partner might not be a big fan of acrylic nails, or worse your boss may have strict discipline codes (like no long nails in workplace)! This is where I am going to help you on removing your acrylic nails with acetone.
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Basically you can choose among many methods to remove your acrylic nails. There are time consuming methods but they are safe, and then there are fast ones that are rather unsafe! We recommend you go the safer route instead of trying to put yourself in danger over a few clicks of the clock!
Removing fake nails by soaking in acetone!
A safe and easy method to remove your acrylic nails is with acetone. You will need the following things for you to remove your acrylic nails using acetone.
Nail clipper to clip your acrylic nails short and reshape your natural nails.
A moisture lotion or olive oil to restore moisture to your skin and a good soap.
A towel to help you dry your hands.
Clip your nails short!
To begin you will need to clip your acrylic nails reasonably short with the nail clippers. Make sure if you have applied any nail polish to remove it with nail polish remover. While clipping your nails, be careful to not clip the original nail bed (your actual real nail) as it can cause bleeding. You can use a fine grade buffer to file your acrylic nails further.
Protect your fingers tip!
Skin is sensitive, Safety is top priority. Before moving ahead to soak your nails in acetone, apply some petroleum jelly or Vaseline on your finger tips (not acrylic nails though) to keep them safe from the acetone.
Soak your acrylic nails in acetone!
Now it is time to fill a small bowl with acetone. It should have enough acetone to dip your nails in. Or you can be more exact and take cotton balls, saturate them in acetone, and bind them to your nails tightly with strips of aluminum foil or simply a non plastic tap.
Time to remove acrylic nails!
After 10 to 15 minutes when you feel that the acrylic has softened, it is time to go ahead and remove your acrylic nails. Remove your fingers from the acetone bowl or your acetone socked cotton balls if you used any. Take a cuticle pusher or orange wood stick cuticle pusher and gently pry the acrylic nails off. Be patient, if they aren’t soft enough, soak them again in acetone and repeat the process. You may use a nail buffer to buff any acrylic remaining.
Reshape your natural nails!
Once you are done with your fake nails, it is time to clip and file your natural nails gently as deemed necessary. Wash your hands and apply moisture cream on your hands as acetone dries your skin. Dry with a towel and here you are, all done with your job!