Acrylic nails are a great way to add instant length and design to your nail. At some point, however, you will need to take them off. Read our easy How to Guide to do this in a few easy steps.
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You Will Need:
- Nail Clippers
- Nail File
- Petroleum Jelly
- Cotton Balls
Gather your supplies. See above.
Clip your nails and cut off as much as the acrylic as possible. If you are struggling with this then file the nail down as much as possible.
File the topcoat off of the nails. Use a fine-grade buffer to file off the paint and remove as much of the acrylic as possible.
Fill a medium Jar halfway with Acetone.
PLEASE NOTE: Make sure the room is well ventilated, since acetone has strong fumes.
Also Do not light a cigarette near acetone.
Apply Petroleum Jelly to the skin surrounding your nails. It’s important to protect yourself. This step will prevent your skin from becoming irritated by the acetone.
TOP TIP: Take care not to get too much Petroleum Jelly on your nails, since the acetone should be able to reach it and dissolve it.
Apply the Acetone to your nails. Saturate one cotton ball per nail in the warmed acetone, then place the cotton balls on the tips of your fingers. Wrap them tightly against the acrylic nails using strips of aluminum foil. Let your nails soak in the acetone for 30 minutes.
Remove the foil and cotton balls from your fingertips. The cotton ball and the nail should come off easily.
If the acrylic nails are still firmly stuck, repeat the process for another 20 minutes and attempt to remove them again.
Scrape off the leftover acrylic with the nail buffer and Shape your real nails. TOP TIP: File in one direction only to prevent damage to your nails.
Acetone causes skin to become extremely dry. Rinse off with soap and water. Dry your hands and rub them with moisturizing lotion.
NOTE: BEFORE USING ANY OF THE PRODUCTS LISTED PLEASE READ ANY SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS TO THIS PRODUCT BEFORE USAGE.
PLEASE ALSO COMPLETE A PATCH TEST.
APC Pure does not accept any responsibility, this is a guide only.
THIS MAY NOT WORK ON ALL NAILS DEPENDING ON HOW LONG THE ACRYLICS HAVE BEEN ON FOR.