How To Take off Acrylic Nails With or Without Acetone

how to take off acrylic nails

Acrylic nails are a form of fake nails that lets you experiment with your hand. You can try out whatever you want using acrylic nails. They aren’t harmful at all. But what you might have trouble with is getting rid of them. 

Now, don’t you need to worry too much about that? Because here, I will discuss how to take off acrylic nails. What makes getting these nails off is their strong adhesive. So, your primary task of getting that adhesive off of your nails.

I will take you through various methods. Let’s get on with it. First, we will check out the removal method using acetone; then we go through the process without acetone.  

How to Take off Acrylic Nails With Acetone

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Usually, acetone is a common item for removing acrylic nails. Many people use it to remove acrylic nails. There are various ways you can use acetone to remove your acrylic nails. I will take you through the easy ones here. 

Let’s get on with it. 

Method 1:

The first method I tell you is basically the use of acetone and some warm water. Things you will need to follow along this method are- 

    1. Nail cutter
    2. Orange sticks
    3. Acetone 
    4. Two bowls 
    5. Warm water 
    6. Filers 

Cut your nails really short using the nail cutters. Then use the orange stick and clear your cuticles. Pour some acetone in a bowl and fill up the other bowl with warm water. Then after a while, keep the acetone filled bowl on the warm water bowl. This will warm up the acetone, which is the main purpose of this method. Otherwise, it won’t work.

When the acetone gets a little warmed up, soak your fingers into the acetone. You can use some petroleum to jelly on your cuticles to keep them safe from the acetone. Keep your hands soaked up in the warm acetone for about 30 minutes. 

Keep checking your nails when you can take them off. Don’t put much force in removing them. If you can take them off, then use a pair of tweezers to do that. Otherwise, keep them soaked for a little longer until you can easily pull them off. 

Method 2 :

If you need a quicker and much more convenient method of removing acrylic nails with acetone, then you can go for this one. Here you will need to use some cotton pads, aluminum foil, and acetone.

It’s very easy to follow along, even though it might seem like a complex method. First of all, cut ten small pieces of cotton pads and ten pieces of aluminum foil. Then pour some acetone in a bowl or directly soak the cotton pads with acetone. 

Once again, you can use some jelly on your fingers to protect your skin. Then, wrap up your fingers with the aluminum foils. You will need to keep it that way for 20 minutes. Then remove the wrapping, and you will see your acrylic nails are coming off so easily. You can use tweezers to pull them off as well, in case they get a little sticky. Finally, file your actual nails to take off the excess adhesive. 

It’s much more convenient because you can move around while keeping your fingers wrapped up. So, if you are not sitting in one place person, this is the method for you. It’s also faster and safer than keeping your hands soaked up in acetone for half an hour. 

So, these were the two different ways you can remove acrylic nail paints using acetone. But if you don’t want to use harsh products on your skin, there are other ways.

How to remove acrylic nails off without acetone 

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Method 1:

If it’s about not using acetone and removing your acrylic nails fast, dental floss is the way to go. This is a viral method among women. It’s very easy to follow along, and you don’t need many things to do it. There are no harmful effects on your skin from this one, either. So, a win-win situation in every way. 

Here, first of all, you need to create an inlet on the edge of your nails. This is necessary to insert the dental floss in that inlet. You can orange sticks to make an inlet in your nails; after making an inlet insert the dental floss there. It’s better to have someone alongside you; things get easier that way.

So, once the dental floss gets there, you start flossing it naturally, just like you would floss your teeth. Don’t put too much pressure on the flossing. You will see the nails is coming off slowly. Follow this method for all ten of your nails. 

This is how to take off acrylic nails with floss. The only drawback here is the pain and uncomforting feeling you get from this method. So, if your pain threshold is low, then don’t go with this method. You can try the following one if you want. 

Method 2 :

In this method, you will need to use a nail polish remover that doesn’t have acetone in it. This is also another easy way to remove acrylic nails. 

Here you will need to cut your nails really short. Then pour that nail polish remover into a bowl. Keep your nails soaked up in the bowl for about 40 minutes. As it doesn’t have acetone, it takes some time to get the nails off. But after 40 minutes, you can push the edges of your nails using orange sticks or tweezers. They will come off pretty easily. 

You need to keep pouring nail polish remover always because acetone-free removers tend to evaporate very easily.

These are the easiest methods of how to take off acrylic nails. It all depends up to you on which one you choose. As you can tell, some have a drawback of skin safety, and some require patience and time. So, it comes down to what you prefer having, time, or your skin safety. No matter which you go for, you will surely get results.


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