Who does not love to style themselves in gorgeous and shiny nail colors. This is the reason acrylic nail colors are loved all over the world. The smooth, shiny and elegant look of the nails that these nail colors deliver are just what every girl needs for a perfect look.
Although, many women love to apply acrylic nail colors, there are still some more who feel that removing acrylic nail colors is a difficult and time consuming task. Well girls, you no longer have listen to those old school advices.
We are here with this blog to give you 7 easy steps to remove Acrylic Nails paints.
Step 1: Clip them up
Cut your acrylic nails short using a clipper. Give them the shape and size that you will want for your nails. If you feel that cutting nails is becoming difficult because of the thick acrylic nails, you can use a nail filer to reduce the length. While doing this, make sure that you don’t cut the nail bed as this can result to bleeding.
Step 2: File the Top coat
You can easily remove the top coat of the nails by using a good quality buffer. File the acrylic as much as possible. While brushing the buffer on your nails, run the buffer on the nail length.
Step 3: Put Acetone in a bowl
Take a medium sized glass bowl and fill it partially with acetone. You can also put this bowl inside a bigger bowl which is filled up with hot/ warm water. This will help you to keep the acetone warm.
Tip: Never ever put the acetone under any heating appliance like a microwave or any other heat source. As you know, Acetones are extremely flammable.
When you apply the acetone, keep your room adequately ventilated so as to avoid inhaling the strong fumes.
Step 4: Use petroleum on the skin around nails
As the acetone can be harsh on your skin, make sure that you use possible measures to keep your skin protected. Apply petroleum jelly around the area of your nails which will help you to keep the nails safe from any type of irritation.
Make sure that the petroleum gel does not reach your nails as then the acetone will not be effective on the nails. You can wooden applier having cotton tip so that the petroleum gel is applied smoothy.
Step 5: Use acetone on your nails
Use a cotton ball for each nail and saturate it in the acetone kept in the bowl. After the saturation is done, put the cotton ball on the tip of your nails and wrap them tightly against the acrylic nails with the help of aluminium foil strips. Keep the acetone cotton balls on your nails for about 30 mins.
To be sure that the cotton balls are placed well on your fingers, you can use a tape to tie the aluminum. Another way is to simply soak the fingers inside the bowl if you are sure that the acetone will not cause irritation.
Step 6: Remove the Acetone cotton balls
When you will take the foil the cotton balls off from your fingers, you will notice a layer of the nail paint coming off very easily from the nails. In case you choose to soak your nails inside the acetone bowl, use a gentle hand to remove the nail color with the help of a thin wood stick.
Tip: If you are facing difficulty to remove the acrylic color, just repeat the the procedure for 15-20 mins and again try to remove it.
Step 7: Remove the leftovers and moisturise
Once the major part of acrylic nail paint is removed, use a buffer and remove the left overs from the nail. Later, shape the natural nails using a nail file.
Don’t forget to moisturise your nails well at the end of the procedure to be sure that your hands are soft and smooth again.