Everyone knows that it comes a time you urgently need to take your acrylic down. I personally cannot wait to make an appointment to have them fixed, especially if hey’re starting to crack and chip.
Removing acrylic nails at home is not that hard, but you do need to pay attention.
How to Remove Acrylic Nails With Acetone
Step 1: Clip the acrylic nails as short as possible.
Step 2: File away the topcoat, nail polish or any color to avoid getting a mess all over your hands.
Step 3: Apply petroleum jelly on the skin surrounding the cuticles (this serves as a protective barrier). Next—similar to removing gel nail polish—soak cotton pads in acetone and place them on your nails.
Step 4: Tear pieces of aluminum foil and wrap them around the tips of your fingers, keeping the cotton pads in place.
Step 5: Let it sit for 25 to 30 minutes. You might feel a tingling feeling on your fingers.
Step 6: Pull the aluminum foil gently and the acrylic nail should come off with it. If you feel resistance, keep it wrapped for another five to seven minutes. Step 4: Tear pieces of aluminum foil and wrap them around the tips of your fingers, keeping the cotton pads in place.