Without a doubt, acrylic nails are very pretty. They give your nails an appearance that no manicure can match. However, removing it is not only extremely painful but also extremely expensive. Removing acrylic nails at home can be a bit of a hassle, but with the right tools and techniques, it can be done safely and effectively. Here are some steps to follow:
Firstly you have to gather your tools. You will need a nail file, a nail clipper, a nail buffer, a cuticle pusher, a pair of cuticle nippers, a small bowl of warm water, a nail soaks solution (such as acetone), cotton balls, and some moisturising cream.
Then you need to file and clip your nails. Use the nail file to gently file down the top layer of the acrylic nails, taking care not to file too aggressively as this can damage your natural nails. Then, use the nail clipper to carefully clip off the remaining acrylic on the top of each nail.
Soaking your nails should be the next step. Fill the small bowl with warm water and add a few drops of the nail soak solution. Submerge your fingers in the bowl and let them soak for about 10 minutes, or until the acrylic has softened.
Remove the softened acrylic. Use the cuticle pusher to gently push the softened acrylic away from the edge of your natural nail. You may need to use the cuticle nippers to carefully clip away any stubborn pieces of acrylic. Repeat this process for each nail.
Buffing and shaping the nails is very important. Once all the acrylic has been removed, use the nail buffer to gently smooth out the surface of your natural nails and shape them as desired.
Moisturise your hands to replenish the moisture that may have been lost during the removal process. Apply a generous amount of moisturising cream to your hands and massage it into your skin until it is fully absorbed.