At Home Acrylic Nail Removal

Nail Polish removal from home

It could be a while before beauty salons and other shops re-open, so we thought it would be a good idea that whilst we are waiting we would provide some professional beauty tips to keep in shape.

First is Acrylic nail removal. A tricky job at the best of times and one that requires patience so as not to damage the nail underneath. So get comfortable, find a good box set to watch and make your favourite drink.

You’ll need

  1. Use pure Acetone if you can, however nail varnish remover with Acetone will work but will take longer
  2. A glass bowl
  3. A nail file
  4. Cuticle oil and hand cream
  5. A cup of tea/coffee/glass of wine
  6. Patience

How to remove your acrylic nails

  1. First of all: you need to clip your nails down using nail clippers, if you like to keep your nails long, that’s fine but bear in mind it will take longer to get them off. So, clip down as much as you are willing to do.
  2. File your nails: take your nail file and smooth the top of your nails, including gently filing down the acrylic covering the whole of the nail. Aim to make the acrylic as thin as possible. This will make your life so much easier (and who doesn’t want that!)
  3. Dip your nails in Acetone: using a GLASS bowl with Acetone in, make sure your nails are covered.
  4. Sit back and relax: Keeping your fingers in the Acetone, you can sit back and relax for at least 30-40 minutes in front of an episode on Netflix.
  5. Gently file the acrylic off: Do not use force and if need be put nails back in the acetone and wait for a further 10 mins and repeat this step until the acrylic has been removed.
  6. Nourish your hands: Your hands have been through a lot. First rub on cuticle oil over the entire nails, then put on nail strengthener and finally give yourself a hand massage with some hand cream.

Stay safe and we’ll see you soon.