How To Get Rid of Acrylic Nails

By Subodh / April 25, 2011

Having a clear complexion and gorgeous locks of hair is not the only thing that makes a woman. Another sign of social confidence in a woman comes from having nails that are well taken care of.

In fact, having a manicure has for many women become a weekly routine. Some women choose to have acrylic nails while other women decide to have their real nails groomed.

In any case, there are many advantages of having acrylic nails, such as the availability of instant long nails and having them ready-made. However, not everyone wants long nails all the time.

Acrylic Nails Removal

It can be just as expensive to remove acrylic nails as it is to have them put on your fingers. However, removal does not necessary require salon assistance.

If you want to remove your acrylic nails, it can be done in different ways right at home. One way to do this is to use a professional acrylic nail removal kit, but you can also use nail polish remover.

In any case, make sure the liquid removal product has acetone in it. This is a mild enough of a removal agent but it is not so strong that it would damage your fingernails or irritate your skin on your hands.

The liquid removal methods as described above are done easiest using the following steps:

  1. First cut your nails as short as possible to make this process easier.
  2. Pour some nail polish remover into a bowl, and have some petroleum jelly on hand.
  3. Warm up the bowl of nail polish remover in the microwave.
  4. To prevent drying apply petroleum jelly around your fingers, but not on your nails.
  5. Soak the tips of your fingers in the warm nail polish remover for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Continue soaking if the nails are not yet loosened enough to come right off.
  7. Use caution when pulling off the acrylics because your real nails could break otherwise.
  8. Wash your hands thoroughly to remove all acetone substance left on your hands.
  9. Apply a hand moisturizer to help prevent skin dryness.
  10. Smooth your natural nails with a nail buffer.
  11. Watch and wait, and within a few days your natural nails should look like they once did before you wore the acrylics.

More Advice

The right acrylic nail removal kit is what helps you easiest complete this process. Remember that acetone-based solutions are the easiest to use. Do not try any ridiculous measures such as putting gasoline or turpentine on your hands, because this could damage your fingernails as well as your finger.

You could also go to a salon to have your acrylics removed. However, as already mentioned this is a very expensive process and why do that if you can do it right at home?

On the other hand, the main advantage of going to a professional is that there is less of a chance of mistakes. It sometimes is just nice to have someone else do this process for you instead of you having to do it yourself.