How to Remove Acrylic and Glue from Nails

Acrylic nails when glued to fingernails and toes look great. This is very in demand for those who are fond of attending parties, weddings or proms. It is also a life saver for those who have brittle or broken nails. You can choose from a wide range of colors, textures, designs and they may look almost the same as their natural counterparts. You can even change the acrylic nails any time you want to make them match with your outfit and makeup.

The only problem comes when you have to remove acrylic nails since it requires extra care. Once you make a mistake it will cause you an unending problem. Going back to the salon every time you want your acrylic nail to be removed could be very expensive. Remove acrylic and glue from nails at home with a little patience and this can save you some money. Prepare the following: acetone nail polish remover; petroleum jelly; cuticle pusher; 2 medium-sized glass bowls; nail file; nail clipper; nail buffer; orangewood stick; moisturizer; olive oil; clean towel; and water. You will learn how to remove acrylic and glue from nails when you go on reading the instructions in here.

Step # 1: Trim down the acrylic nails using a nail clipper.

Make them as short as possible to make it easier to remove the acrylic nails. File out the glossy coat from the top of the acrylic nails with the use of nail file.

Step # 2: Apply petroleum jelly on the skin around your nail.

This is to keep the acetone from getting on the skin because this will cause irritation. Be sure not to put any petroleum jelly on nails.

Step # 3: Fill each glass bowl with acetone.

Dip fingers of each hand in each bowl. Each nail should be completely submerged in the liquid. The acetone will loosen the glue that attached the acrylic nails to the natural ones. Keep your fingers soaked in the bowl for about 10-15 minutes or until the glue has been dissolved completely. This depends on how hard the glue is.

Step # 4: Peel off the acrylic nails.

When the glue is completely dissolved, it’s time to peel off the acrylic nails. Do this carefully so that it will not be painful. If the acrylic nails cannot be peeled off, you may soak your fingers again in the bowl or scrape them off with the orangewood stick.

Step # 5: Wash your hands.

After removing all the acrylic nails, wash your hands thoroughly with water to remove any leftover acetone and petroleum jelly from both your nails and the skin around them. If there is still glue left on your nails, use the nail buffer to get rid of it.

Step # 6: Dry your hands.

Dry your hands with a dry towel and use a few drops of olive oil or moisturizer to massage them. Apply also a drop of olive oil on to your nails, nail beds and massage them well for 5 minutes. This is for the purpose of restoring the moisture that has been lost due to the use of acetone nail polish remover.

These steps will help you remove acrylic and glue from nails. You can use these tips for your toenails as well.

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