Acrylic nails can be charming and delightful. They hold well and endure through the trials and tribulations of the day. This is what you want from a false fingernail, however, it can make them a little challenging to remove. |
When it comes time to take off your acrylic nails, it's important to do it properly so you protect your natural nails and cuticles. The glue used to hold acrylics is quite strong. While pulling or tugging the nail loose might be possible, it can cause problems for the surface of your natural nail.
Improper removal of acrylics can leave the natural nail damaged, chipped or peeling. It can also damage the cuticle, not to mention, ripping your nails off can be more than a little painful.
In order to remove your acrylic nails, you need to gently dissolve the glue that holds them in place. This is actually quite easy.
Start by using small scissors or nail clippers to trim the nail as short as possible. Place a clean towel or plastic bag on the surface of a table to prevent spillage or damage to the surface. Fill a small glass bowl with acetone nail polish remover; enough to cover your nails. Before you dip your hands in, use a little petroleum jelly to cover and protect the cuticles and finger tips.
Dip your fingers into the nail polish remover and allow to sit for about fifteen to twenty minutes until the glue on the nails is completely dissolved. The acrylic nails should slide off quite easily once the glue is gone.
Wash your hands thoroughly when you're done to remove all traces of the nail polish remover. Your natural nails will likely be dull and discoloured, so you can follow up with a nice soak in some olive oil to help rehydrate them and give them a little shine. Let your nails sit in a bowl of olive oil for about twenty minutes to condition both the nails and cuticles. Follow this with a good hand moisturizer applied to the hands, nails and don't forget the cuticles.
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