It is surprising how many people get acrylic nails done at a salon without thinking about how to remove them. You should know that the best way to remove acrylic nails is by removing them at a professional salon. However, if you decide to remove them at home you should know exactly the tools you will need and how to do it without affecting your natural nails negatively.
This tutorial includes all the information you need to do it so let’s get started:
Tools to Remove Acrylic Nails
Maryton Coarse Nail File 80/100 Grit
Mylee 100% Pure Acetone Nail Polish Remover
Reynolds Aluminium Foil
Manicare 4 Way Buffing Block For Nails
Sky Organics Organic Cotton Balls
Multi-Functional Cuticle Pusher Remover
Tweezerman Stainless Steel Nail Clipper
How to remove acrylic nails at home
- Trim off any extra acrylic carefully, keeping the edges as close to your natural nails as you can.
- Roughen up the polish’s surface with a nail buffer until all of the shine is gone. The polish will soften in the acetone more quickly if the top layer is removed.
- Fill a tray or bowl with pure acetone, then dip your nails into it for five minutes.
- Gently remove the lacquer from your nails by pulling down from your cuticles with a metal cuticle pusher. Wrap the acetone cotton balls with aluminium foil.
- Keep in mind that you should leave the cotton pads and aluminium foil around the nails for 10 minutes to be easier to remove the acrylic nails using the Multi functional Cuticle Pusher Remover.
- Continue until all of the acrylic has soaked off.
- Apply your nail buffer to the remaining tiny fragments and buff them off.
- After moisturising your nails with cuticle oil, use the soft side of a buffer to rub the acetone into your nails. Apply one more coat of acetone to finish.
How do you take off acrylic nails at home without acetone?
Soap and water can be used to remove acrylics without acetone. However, this method might be harsh and it might cause damage to your natural nails as the acrylic nails are hard to remove, unlike gel nails.
- Cut off your acrylic nails (again, get as close to your real nails as possible without actually snipping them off).
- put some hot, soapy water in a bowl or sink
- Soak your nails for ten minutes or so in the soapy water bowl.
- Start removing the acrylic nails using cuticle pusher remover
- If the nails are hard to remove, soak them again in soapy water for another 10 minutes and try removing them again.
- Buff off any remaining residue to finish.
Does acrylic melt in hot water?
No, Under normal circumstances, acrylic does not melt in hot water. Generally, acrylic has a melting point that is significantly higher than the temperature of hot water and is rather heat-resistant. Depending on the exact formulation, acrylic’s melting point might vary, however it usually falls between 160°C and 200°C (320°F and 392°F) or higher.
Using soapy water can help remove acrylic nails but it is much safer to use acetone to remove acrylic nails or visit a technician to remove the acrylic nails without damage.
We should emphasise at this point that you should go see your nail technician to have the gel nails that were done in the salon removed. Although it is theoretically feasible to remove gel nails without using acetone, doing so could actually be detrimental to your natural nails.
By using the right techniques, it is easier to remove other acrylic nails without damage Cuticle oil, hot, soapy water, nail files, and non-acetone nail paint remover are all excellent ways to remove acrylic nails without harming your skin or natural nails. Remember that while some of these techniques (such as filing your nails) might require more time than acetone, they will contribute to the health of your nails.
.Just bear in mind to remove your acrylic nails carefully and patiently, and don’t forget to use a great moisturiser afterwards to assist in maintaining the condition of your skin.
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