Thursday, September 30, 2010

How to Remove Acrylic Nail with Acetone

Things you'll need to prepare to remove acrylic nail:

SUPERNAIL Professional Pure Acetone Nail Polish & Residue Remover 16oz/473ml

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Petroleum jelly (e.g. vaseline)
Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Baby 13 oz (Pack of 3)

Glass bowl
Pyrex Prepware 4-Quart Rimmed Mixing Bowl, Clear

Cuticle Oil 

Hand cream / moisturizer (optional)
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, Fragrance-Free, 2-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 4)(Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream)

Steps to remove acrylic nail safely:
  1. Prepare all the things mentioned above. Place a thick layer of newspaper on the table to protect if from damage from acetone nail polish remover if it spills.
  2. Cut your acrylic nails as short as possible to ease the removal process.
  3. Pour the acetone nail polish remover in a glass bowl just enough to cover your finger tips when you dip your finger in it.
  4. As acetone can cause skin to dry up, therefore, coat the skin part of your finger tips (avoiding the nails) with petroleum jelly to protect it. You need to avoid coating your nails with vaseline as this will block the acetone from loosening the glue that holds the acrylic nails.
  5. Once done, dip your nails into the bowl and soak it for about 30 minutes till you are enable to peel off the acrylic nails easily. If there is any resistance in peeling it off, DO NOT force it. Just dip your nails again for another 5-10 minutes. Otherwise, you can damage your natural nails which is connected to it.
  6. After removing the acrylic nails, there might be some acrylic residue. Just use nail buffer to remove it gently.
  7. Once you manage to get all of the acrylic nails off, wash your hand with soapy water and use hand cream or cuticle oil to your finger tips. Also, gently massage cuticle oil on each nails to finish.