By now, we all know that the safest way to take off your acrylics is to go to a salon and have a trained nail technician do it but what do you do when there’s another COVID lockdown or something worse.. You have No time to make it to the salon and your nails are jacked!!! LOL. You DIY those acrylics off your hands that’s what.
Word of advice though, please stop trying to take off your acrylics by picking, peeling, or biting them off. First, that’s disgusting, and second, it damages your nails big time.
Let’s start off with the basics you’re going to need when taking your acrylics off at home. You’re going to need some Acetone, cotton balls, tin foil, and a nail scraper.
The easiest way to take off acrylic nails fast is to cover them with a cotton ball soaked in pure acetone, wrap your fingers around the tin foil and let them sit for 30 minutes. The acetone will help break down the acrylics, so you can buff or scrape off the rest with an orange stick or cuticle pusher.
I suggest you heat up the acetone before you get started to make it work faster and more effectively. To heat it up, run the bottle under warm water for a few minutes.
Here’s a step-by-step process to get you started.
Step 1: carefully clip off your excess acrylics, cutting them as close as possible to your real nails.
Step 2: Using a nail buffer, rough up the surface of the polish until the shine is completely gone. Removing the top layer helps the polish soften faster.
Step 3: Prep your cuticles for the acetone soak by applying some petroleum jelly to the base of your nail beds and your fingers.
Step 4: Saturate a cotton ball with acetone nail polish remover and place it on top of and around your nail. Then wrap the nail with a piece of aluminum foil and soak for 30 minutes. Once time is up, gently lift the aluminum foil on one of your nails, if the acrylic doesn’t come off easily, leave your nails to soak for an additional 5-10 minutes until the acrylic flakes off without force.
Step 5: buff your nail to remove the smaller pieces of acrylic that are leftover.
Step 6: Massage cuticle oil into your hands to rehydrate them, then buff it into your nails with the soft side of the buffer. Finish with another layer of cuticle oil.
Well, there you have it gorgeous, a seamless, easy to achieve a process that I suggest you do with care because accidents happen. Comment below and let us know how it went!