Acrylic nails are artificial nails that many use to disguise their unpleasant natural nails. Such cosmetic ways are used by women obsessed to beautify their nails. Acrylic nails are the latest trend. They make the nail appear glamorous. It also adds some length to the nails. Although acrylic nails are attractive in appearance its removal can be quiet discomforting and painful.
How to remove acrylic nails at home:
Removing acrylic nails at home is not a complex process. However, you need to be careful and take all necessary precautions that will not harm your natural nails while removing the artificial nails.
Removal of acrylic nail with acetone:
When it comes for removing acrylic nails, acetone is its best friend. All you need is acetone liquid, petroleum jelly, nail clipper, a nail file, cotton ball, aluminum foil.
With the help of nail clipper clip the nail. With the use of nail file, remove any nail paint. Apply petroleum jelly on the sides of nails and over the cuticle area. It keeps the nail bed soft and protected from dryness caused due to acetone. Dip a small cotton ball in acetone. Place it on the nail. Wrap the nail with aluminum foil so that the cotton ball can remain in its place. Remove the foil after 30 to 40 minutes. Usually acrylic nail comes off along with the foil. In case if the nail does not come along with it, keep the foil for some more time.
Removing acrylic nails with warm water:
Use of warm water is gentle way of removing artificial acrylic nails. However, you may need more time for its removal.
Take warm water in a bowl. Trim the nail as short as possible. Now raise the edges of the acrylic nail slightly with the help of ear bud or a thin stick. Soak your fingers along with the nail in warm water bowl. Keep your fingers for at least 40 to 50 minutes in the bowl. If water gets cool, you can replace it with warm water. Warm water will dissolve the glue and the artificial nail will come out.
Remove acrylic nails with a nail filer:
If you do not want to use chemical acetone to be used for removing your artificial nails, you can try nail filer.
First trim your nails as much as you can. Now with the help of nail filer rub the nail till it reaches to the nail bed. Stop when you reach the nail bed. If you find some amount of acrylic nail still stuck on the nail, raise the edge with cuticle scissor and cut small pieces of the acrylic nail. After this remove the glue with the help of stick
Few precautions you must take while removing acrylic nail at home:
- Do not apply severe force while removing the acrylic nail as sometimes it may also pull out actual nail together with the artificial nail.
- Since acetone is highly inflammable substance take necessary care that no fire is around the place.
- Acetone can make skin dry and wrinkled after its application. It can sometimes cause irritation and redness near the cuticle. Consult the doctor without any delay in such case.
- After removing the acrylic nail, apply petroleum jelly or any other moisturizer over the nails.