Acrylic nails can give a lady's hands that perfect shine without interfering with her daily tasks, whether those tasks be working, eating, or home care.
But getting them off can surely be a pain if one is unaware of what they are doing. Part of the draw of this artificial nail type is also part of the drawback. The fact that they do not chip away easily means they can be a pain to get off to the uninitiated. Fortunately, they are easy to get off once you know what you are doing, but first, you have to get to that point. Acrylic nails are necessary for having beautiful hands and protecting your nails from infections that are caused by harmful chemicals, and if you follow these steps, you will get to enjoy positives like this instead of the hassles that come with lack of understanding. The first thing that you need to do when getting ready to remove your acrylic nails is you need to gather the supplies. There are certain essentials that you must make use of throughout the process, so having them all in one place ahead of time is the key to quick removal. Just what are the tools that are essential for do it yourself nail removal? It helps to have olive oil and petroleum jelly as well as a nail filer (or emory board) and a set of nail clippers. Pure acetone is also an essential chemical, while cotton and a towel, are recommended. Each has their own purpose, but try not to get ahead of yourself. Remember, your number one goal throughout the process is protecting the natural nail underneath the acrylic. Step one should be clipping down your nails and filing, so you will have less to get in the way of the remaining procedure. Once this has been accomplished, it is time to break apart the gel that holds the acrylic to your nail. You will need the acetone for this, but first it is a good idea to rub the petroleum jelly along your cuticles. This will guard them against any ill effects that occur as a result of the chemical reactions. From here, soak your nails in a bowl of the acetone. The towel will prevent evaporation while the chemical reacts to soften and break apart the gel. Your soak should take about a half hour or so to complete. Once it is finished, you can remove the acrylics by hand, though you must still move carefully in doing so. Cotton balls and nail polish remover can help clean up the incidentals until your hands are back to natural. Last but not least, wash your hands in olive oil and pat yourself on the back.