For many, acrylic nails are an option. This may be the only option if you can’t reach a professional. If you are looking for a way to get rid of acrylic nails at home, we have some good news.
“One of the most commons mistakes when removing acrylics at home is not being patient enough and peeling or popping off a stubborn acrylic,”These are some of the things we believe in Sally HansenBrand Ambassador Hannah Lee. “This can cause damage to the natural nail.”If you can’t get to the salon, the expert steps below will remove your acrylic nails without any damage.
Step 1: Trim excess length
Then, trim the excess length. “Do not clip the actual nail. An acrylic nail cutter is the best method to clip nails. If you don’t have one, you can try large. toenail clippersLee says that this is a common way to provide more strength.” “Start clipping at one side and work your way to the other, never clipping straight on.”
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Step 2: Polish the Acrylic
Next is grab two nail filesThe top layer of acrylic is covered by a rough nail. A grittier nail can be used to match your natural nail. “Keep gently filing until the shine of the nail is gone. This may take some patience,” says Lee. Take care not to buff too often “Over-buffing the nail to try and get the remaining pieces off can thin out and weaken the nail,”She goes on.
Step three: Take your Acetone
Next comes, you guessed, acetone. Lee explained that you can do this in two ways. First, heat a small bottle of Acetone in a saucepan. Next, pour it into ice and let it sit for about 30 minutes. For those who prefer less skin contact, you can use Acetone. “You can also use the foil method, which is what is typically seen at salons,” adds Lee. “Soak a cotton ball in acetone and place it on top of your nail, then take a piece of tin foil and wrap it around your nail and part of your finger, making sure to fold over the tip to seal in the cotton ball.”
Step Four: Review Your Progress
Check your nails after 30 minutes. You can use the finer-grit nail filing to gently remove any acrylic that hasn’t completely dissolved. “If there is still product that can’t be buffed off, soak for five more minutes and try again,”She spoke.
Step 5: Hydrate
Pro tip: Get a bottle Sally Hansen VitaminE Cuticle oil Because it’s close by “acetone is very drying”You can use this product on your skin and nails. “I would start by applying it once a day, or if you notice your skin is extra dry, up the applications,” says Lee.
How to care for your acrylics and nails
“To care for your acrylics, make sure to not use then as tools like opening cans. You can also get a gel overlay to help them last longer. If you prefer, you can also use a regular top coat, and apply it every two to three days,” advises Lee. “Try to avoid water, so when you are doing the dishes, make sure to wear gloves.”The people we love Sally Hansen Top Coat, Top Coat, and Double Duty Base.
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