Fake nails, such as those made with gel or acrylic, are great fashion choices and can give your nails that beautiful luster that really pop in social and high pressure situations when you need to feel your best.
But some women don't like to wear them because of the aftermath - that inevitable moment when one must remove them to give the natural nail time to breathe and avoid infection or long term damage to the nails. That's why in order to wear fake nails, you also must have the right qualities for when it comes time to successfully remove them. It can be a laborious and time consuming process, but if you have these elements in place, it will be a lot less of a hassle, and you'll save money not having to pay a salon to do it for you. Start with the following: 1. PreparednessAs with anything removing your fake nails requires you to come prepared. That means having the right stake of time set aside for the work to come and having the tools in place. For the removal of most fake nails, you will need a reliable set of clippers, a nail file, pure acetone chemicals, cotton balls, nail polish remover, olive oil, a towel and a bowl. Getting all these elements in one place and clearing between 30 minutes to an hour of your time will set you in the right frame of mind for moving forward, and removing the fake nail will come that much easier and be much less of a deterrent for actually wearing them. 2. PatienceOnce you have the right tools and are in the proper mindset, you must next realize that the process will require the appropriate amount of patience. Don't go in to it with the idea that you have to be somewhere else quickly. While you may be able to have the process finished in less than an hour, you don't want to rush the peel portion of the effort. Give yourself the time to soak effectively and carefully remove the nail elements, be they acrylics or gel. Don't rush the process, and you will find that it goes much more quickly and smoothly than if you are in the "hurry up" mode. 3. Post-Removal CareMany people overlook the aftermath of the nail removal process to their own detriment. They feel the major objective is to get the nails off and allow the natural nails to breathe. But post-removal care is equally important. Caring for the cuticles and nail beds throughout the process will enable one to avoid infections and chemical contact that can be very damaging to the nail itself. Emphasizing the importance of all these elements, however, will strengthen the nails over time.