There are many girls who beautify their nails with acrylic nails. Acrylic nails can be used for days, weeks, or even months. However, you also need to remove them if you want to replace with the new acrylic nails or just want the natural nails. Removing acrylic nails is not as difficult as you imagine. How to remove acrylic nails at home can be done with some ways.
Soaking Acrylic Nails into Acetone
This is the first method how to take off acrylic nails at home. You need to soak them into acetone. How should you do that? Just pay attention and follow the steps below that :
- Clip Your Acrylic Nails
Before removing the acrylic nails, you have to clip them first. Clip them as short as possible using a nail clipper. It will ease you to remove your acrylic nails.
- File Your Nail Top Coat
Then, you need to file off the nail polish. Start from the top coat first. You can use a nail buffer. Continue to file off the whole nail paint until your nails are free from nail polish.
- Pour Acetone into a Clean Bowl
Prepare a medium bowl and make sure that it is clean. Fill it up with acetone. You can mix it with warm water. Do not pour too much acetone to prevent something unexpected.
- Apply Petroleum
The next step how to remove acrylic nails at home is to apply petroleum. Apply it onto your skin around your nails especially near the nail bases. It will help you to remove your acrylic nails and the clean the acetone.
- Apply Acetone onto Your Nails
Then, place cotton balls on your nails. After that, wrap your nails using aluminum foils to keep the cotton balls in place. Soak your nails into the acetone for about 30 minutes. You have to be careful so that the acetone will not irritate your skin.
- Remove the Aluminum Foils and Cotton Balls
After 30 minutes, remove the aluminum foils and the cotton balls carefully. If there are some acrylic nails that still cannot be removed, repeat the previous step for about 20 minutes and try to remove again.
Scrape off the Acrylic Nails
The next step how to take down acrylic nails at home is to scrape off your acrylic nails. To ease you to do that, you can use a nail buffer. It should be done carefully so that it does not danger your nails and skin.
- Shape Your Natural Nails
After the acrylic nails are removed well, now shape your natural nails based on your desire. Just smooth your nail edges using a nail file slowly.
- Moisturize Your Hands
Lastly, moisturize your skin especially hands around your nails with a moisturizer after you rinse your hands with water and soap.
Filing Away the Acrylic Nails
This is the second method how to remove acrylic nails at home. This is simple to follow. Here are the tutorials to follow, but if you want to remove fake nails please refer to this page.
- Clip Your Acrylic Nails
What you need to do is to clip your acrylic nails first. The short acrylic nails will be easier to remove. You can use a nail clipper to help you.
- File Your Acrylic Nails
Then, file off your acrylic nails using a nail buffer gently. So, the top coat and nail polish are removed well.
- Use a Cuticle Stick
Now, pry up your acrylic nail edges using a cuticle stick slowly one by one. After one acrylic nail is removed, repeat this step for all nails until all is gone.
- Buff Your Nails
After all the acrylic nails are removed, you need to clean out the glue left around your nails. So, buff your nails until they shine naturally.
- Wash Your Hands
Lastly, wash your hands and dry them.
Using a Dental Floss
Removing acrylic nails can also be done using a dental floss. It becomes one of the most popular ways. To do it, you should follow the steps below, instead of removing , maybe you want to apply some acrylic nails designs.
Ask for Help
To follow this, you can do it alone. However, it will be better and easier if you ask for help to your friend, family, etc.
Pry up the Acrylic Nails
Before using the dental floss, you need to try to remove your acrylic nails using a cuticle stick and pry up your nails from the bases or the bottoms of the nails.
- Start Removing Acrylic Nails Using the Dental Floss
Not, it is time to use the dental floss. Use it to remove your acrylic nails one by one slowly and carefully so that it does not danger your natural nails. Remove them from the bases of your nails.
- Repeat It
Do this step until all the acrylic nails are removed. It may take a few minutes because you cannot be in hurry.
- Buff Your Natural Nails
The next step how to remove acrylic nails at home is to buff your nails. It functions to make your nails clean from the acrylic nails and excess glue.
- Wash Your Hands
Lastly, wash your hands to clean your skin and nails. If needed, you can use soap. Then, dry them by wiping your hands with a napkin.
It is finished. Now you find that your nails are clean again. You can compare your nails before you remove the acrylic nails and after you remove them. If you maintain your nails well, they will always look beautiful even though you do not use acrylic nails.
That is all the ways how to remove acrylic nails at home. There are 3 methods that you can try. Just compare and decide which one you like to follow. The steps are also not difficult so that you can do it at home either with or without other people to help. Hopefully this will be useful especially for you who like practicing manicure. Now, it is your turn to practice those steps above.