How To Take off Acrylic Nails At Home

how to take off acrylic nails at home

Let’s start off by saying that acrylic nails are just something you would like to use over and over again. The reason is they are pretty great to look at. You can’t find anything better than these to adorn your nails. However, there is a drawback to them as well. 

Getting them off of your nails can be a daunting task to do. They don’t come off as quickly as normal nail paints. But don’t you worry at all, because here I will tell you how to take off acrylic nails at home. These are some methods you can follow along to remove the acrylic nails easily. 

Let’s get right into that without further delay

Methods For Taking off Acrylic Nails At Home

Usually, a common source of removing acrylic nails is acetone. It’s the easiest and most convenient way to do the job. But acetone might be harmful to your skin at times. So, if you are looking for a safe method to get those acrylic nails off, I have got the perfect methods for you. These are some ways of how to remove acrylic nails without acetone. 

1. Using a nail polish remover:

How To Take off Acrylic Nails At Home

Most of the time, nail polish removers have acetone in them. But some removers come without any acetone. So, you can choose those to prevent your skin from harming. 

For not having any acetone in them, it takes a bit of time to remove acrylic nails. To do this, you will need an acetone-free nail polish remover, a pair of tweezers, a bowl, and nail clippers.

The first thing you need to do is cut your nails at their shortest length. This makes things a little easier for you. Then snoop the edges of your nails using the sharp ends of the tweezers. Now, fill the bowl with some remover. Make sure to fill it up in such a way that you can keep your nails soaked in. 

Keep your fingers inside the bowl for about 40 minutes. Eventually, you will see the nails are loosening bit by bit. When you can pull the nails out with the tweezers, try pulling them.

But be gentle with the process and don’t force it. If it requires too much force, then keep your nails soaked in for a longer time. That’s it; you are done with the method. There is a drawback here. Usually, acetone free nail polish removers tend to fade away, so you will need to keep pouring it every now and then.

2. Using hot water:

How To Take off Acrylic Nails At Home

There is no safer way to remove your acrylic nails than this one. Because here, you will have no drawbacks or harmful effects either. The process is pretty simple, as well. However, it takes some patience and time to get the job done. So, it’s up to your preference what you want, safety, or saving time.

Here, all you will need to do is cut your nails short. Fill a bowl with warm water. Keep the temperature tolerable so you can keep your hands soaked in for a longer time. Then, get your hands into the water and keep it soaked in for at least half an hour. This will slowly dissolve the glue of acrylic nails, and they will start coming off.

Now take a pair of tweezers and start pulling those nails. Make sure not to use any force for removing those nails. Do it gently, and if it doesn’t come off that way, try soaking your nails in the water for some more time. Eventually, you will see them coming off.

You can do this while watching a movie, so you won’t be wasting your time on this thing only. This is the best way to remove acrylic nails without acetone. 

3. Using dental floss:

How To Take off Acrylic Nails At Home

Another proven method to get your acrylic nails off. Who would have thought dental floss can save the day for your nails. Well, to get the job done, you will need some dental floss, some orange sticks, and a helping hand because you can’t do this alone.  

So, in this process, you will need to create an inlet on your fingers using the orange sticks. Then ask someone to get the dental floss inside that inlet. Then they will need to move the floss in such a motion that it feels like they are sawing the nails towards them. After continuing this motion for a while, you will see the nails coming off pretty easily.

This is how to take off acrylic nails with floss.

Even though the whole process sounds reasonably easy and time-saving, there is a catch here. You might feel some discomfort and slight pain while doing this. Also, this needs to be done with patience. And obviously, you can’t do this on your own, so that’s another handicap for you.

4. Using a nail filer:

How To Take off Acrylic Nails At Home

This process is pretty straightforward among all of these. You need a nail filer, a nail clipper, and some orange sticks. Also, some cuticle oil and a cuticle scissor can help you along the way. 

So, first things first cut off your nails to their shortest length. Also, remove any existing paint or designs on your nails. Then use your nail filer to file your nails. Keep filing them until you reach the bed of your actual nails. That should do the job. But if you see any leftovers, then you can use the cuticle scissor to remove that.

After removing the nail, you need to scrape off your actual nails to get rid of the glues from acrylic nails. 

It is obviously a faster method depending on how fast you use the filer, but it’s a bit effective to your nails. You might damage them a little in the process. 

So, these were some of the ways of how to take off acrylic nails off at home. I assume you all have these basic things at home. None of these are exclusive items, so you can get them pretty easily in your local stores as well. Hopefully, after this, you won’t need to stop using acrylic nails anymore just because they are hard to remove.


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