Easy Steps to Remove your Acrylic Nails with an Acetone


Plenty of women love the glamorous and sexy look of long beautiful acrylic nails. Acrylic nails are clasped fast to your natural nail bed with the help of a glue. When the start looking very thin with too much nail polish or start growing out, it’s time to take your acrylic nails off. Acrylic nails are a bit harder to remove as compared to the regular nail paint but they look very pretty and are growing popular with each passing day. One of the best ways to remove acrylic nails is to use acetone.

Easy Steps to Remove your Acrylic Nails with an Acetone

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Here are some Easy Steps to Remove your Acrylic Nails with the help of an Acetone:

1) Clip your acrylic nails:

You can use a nail clip for trimming the tips of your nails short. Cut as much of the acrylic as you can. If due to the extreme thickness of the nails, you aren’t able to cut them then file your nails with the help of a coarse nail file. Ensure that you do not cut any of the nail bed as it will bleed.

2) File the topcoat of the nails

File of the acrylic paint using a fine-grade buffer. Try to remove as much of the acrylic as you can. Try using long strokes that run the length of the nails.

3) Pour the acetone in a bowl

Take a medium sized glass bowl and fill it halfway with acetone. Many people like to place the bowl filled with acetone in a larger bowl filled with warm water so that the acetone gets warmed up. You can follow this method too but always remember to never heat the acetone in a microwave or even near any source of heat. It is very essential to remember this tip as acetone is highly inflammable. Ensure that your room is ventilated as acetone has very high fumes. Never ever light a cigarette near the acetone.

4) Apply petroleum jelly to the skin surrounding your nails

Acetone is very hard on the skin and dissolves plastic and therefore it is vital to protect yourself. Do not skip this step as it shows how to avoid irritation of your skin by acetone especially of you have hangnails. Ensure that you do not get too much jelly on your nails as the acetone should be able to reach as well as dissolve it.

5) Apply the acetone to your nails

Saturate 1 cotton for each nail in warm acetone then place them on the tips of your nails. Wrap the cotton balls tightly against the nails with strips of aluminium foil. Allow your acrylic nails in the acetone for thirty minutes. If acetone doesn’t irritate your skin then you can simply take a bowl of acetone and soak your nails in it.

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6) Remove the cotton balls and foil from your fingertips

The cotton ball as well as the nail will come off easily. If you soaked your nails in the bowl of acetone then using an orange wood stick, gently remove your nails.

7) Scrape off the leftover acrylic with the nail buffer

The acrylic will be soft from the acetone bath so you can easily buff off the rest. You can shape your natural nails after this and massage your skin with a moisturizer

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