Acrylic nails are a great way to add a bit of flair to your nails, and are often used by people with weak or short nails. However, they will eventually need to be taken off, and there are a few steps in the process of removing the acrylic nails, especially if you want to remove them yourself without pain or trouble.
The first thing to do when removing acrylic nails is to cover the surface where you will be working with a plastic bag or something that won’t let the acetone nail polish remover damage the surface you are working on.
Lay out everything you need to make them easily accessible:
- Nail cutters
- Nail buffer
- Acetone nail polish remover
First, trim the acrylic nails as short as you can to make it much easier to remove them from your fingers. Take your bowl, preferably a glass one, and put a good deal of the nail polish remover inside it. You should rub some Vaseline or other petroleum jelly on the skin of your fingers in order to ensure that your skin isn’t dried out or damaged by the acetone in the nail polish remover.
Let your fingernails soak inside the bowl for a good 15 or 20 minutes in order to ensure that the acetone really dissolves the glue holding the nails to your fingers. You should try periodically to remove the nails with the clippers, but don’t force them to come off if they are difficult to peel or it hurts. Just let them soak for another few minutes until they come off easily.
Make sure that you give your hands a good washing to get rid of the acetone and the Vaseline. Take the nail buffer to your fingernails to finish getting any remnant of the glue from the surface of your nails, and to leave them shining and clean without any harm to natural nails.