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How To Remove Acrylic Nails Training

Updated on May 26, 2011

Acrylic Nail Training: Removing Acrylic Nails

Acrylic nails appear magnificent when placed onto fingernails and toenails. These acrylic nails are a considered a great lifesaver for people with easily broken nails. You are more inclined to create a personalized style by utilizing acrylic nail designs. These acrylic nail designs are generally available in a diverse assortment of colors, textures and patterns. And the best part is that they look identical to your natural nails. However, with acrylic nails you are able to get new acrylic nails more often.

With acrylic nails you can easily match your nails with your wardrobe and makeup. If you desire to go back to your natural nails, which have been concealed beneath the acrylic nails, just take off the latter with nail polish remover. Removing acrylic nails needs to be done cautiously since a slight mistake could potentially cause unforeseen and permanent damage to your natural nails. This guide will show you how to safely remove acrylic nails on your own. It is normally best to see a professional but since everyone is on a budget these days; this guide should be able to point you in the right direction.


Acrylic Nails
Acrylic Nails

Acrylic Nails Supplies Needed

  • Clean Towel
  • Olive Oil
  • Lotion
  • Glass Bowl
  • Water
  • Vaseline
  • Nail Clipper
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Orange Wood Stick
  • Nail Filer
  • Nail Buffer

How To Remove Acrylic Nails

  • The first step involves you to cutting the acrylic nails. Clip the acrylic nails as low as possible with a nail clipper.
  • File the gel and coating off of the surface of the acrylic nails, with a nail file.
  • Apply a thin coat of Vaseline on the skin around your nails.
  • Fill up a glass bowl with acetone-based nail polish remover.
  • Soak your nails inside the bowl. The acetone from the nail polish remover will loosen the glue, on the acrylic nails.
  • Keep your nails inundated in the bowl, until the glue has fully loosened. This process can take up to fifteen minutes, depending on the strength of the glue used.
  • Now it is time to attempt to remove the acrylic nails. Do this is gently; you do not want to damage your natural nails.
  • If acrylic nails do not unpeel easily then re-soak your nails inside the bowl again. You can also try cleaning them with the orange wood stick.
  • Dry hands with a towel and rubdown them with a few drops of olive oil to your nails and nail-beds. This technique will add back the moisture which was lost as a due to harsh acetone in nail polish remover.


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