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How To Remove Acrylic Nails

Follow these simple steps to remove your acrylic nails without pain.


  • TIP: If you remove the foil and soaked cotton balls too soon, the acrylic can start to harden and you’ll need to start the process again.
  • Step 1: Use a cuticle pusher to scrape off the acrylic. Then buff with the buffer file.
  • FACT: The average person's nails grow about one to two millimeters per week.
  • Step 2: Place the cotton balls onto your nails, wrap them with foil, and wait for 30 minutes.
  • Step 3: Soak 10 cotton balls in acetone until they're saturated.
  • Step 4: Clip your nail tips.
  • Step 5: Pour acetone into a glass bowl.
  • : Acetone is extremely flammable. Keep away from heat. When using acetone, always work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Step 6: Coat your cuticles and the skin around your nails with petroleum jelly.

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