Taking off your acrylic nails can be a tedious job. You have to be patient. The process of removing acrylics is simple – Soak, file and be patient. It is important to do it gently. The last thing you want is to end up with brittle nails if you do it forcefully. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of how to take off your acrylic nails with acetone at home.
How to Take Off Acrylic Nails With Acetone At Home
Time needed: 1 hour
Tools needed: nail clipper – coarse nail file – pure acetone – cotton pads – aluminum foil.
- Clip your nails
With nail clippers, clip new outgrowth! Don’t clip close to your Hyponychium or you’ll get hurt. Cut your nails as short as possible to have control over them at home. You will be soaking your acrylic nails in acetone; the shorter the nails, the faster and easier acrylics to remove.
File down with a coarse nail file. Use a coarse file which is better than the finer version. File across the nails in one direction. Sawing back and forth will gum up your nail file with acrylic and render it useless.
- Use pure acetone and cotton
Pour 100% pure acetone onto cotton pads to soak.
- Wrap the cotton around your nail
Wrap the wet cotton pad around your nail bed and move to step 5.
- Wrap aluminum foil around the cotton pads and your fingers
Using aluminum foil, wrap the wet cotton pads and your fingers. Leave them for 15-30 minutes to soak off.
- Remove the foil and cotton
Depending on your acrylic nails thickness, you should estimate the period of soaking. After 15-30 minutes, remove the aluminum foils, then the cotton pads.
- Scrape away leftover acrylics
After the acetone soaking process is over, gently buff the leftover acrylics using the nail file.
- Never pull off the acrylics
Do not pull off the acrylics forcefully as it will damage your nail bed. Just file in one direction until all leftovers are done.
If you prefer to watch the steps on video, then here you go.