If you have weak nails, or are terrible at painting and designing nails on your own, acrylics can really come in handy. Eventually, however, acrylics must be removed and replaced. If not removed correctly, you can cause some serious damage and discomfort to your nails and fingertips. The following steps will allow you to successful and painlessly remove acrylics:
1. Gather all supplies and head for a comfortable location with a flat surface.
2. First, use clippers to cut the acrylics down to a short length. This will make removal much quicker and easier.
3. Soak your nails in a small cup of nail polish remover for around 15 minutes. This is a very important step as your nail glue will absorb the nail polish remover making them detach fairly easily. If you try to remove the acrylics and they are difficult to peel off, then you should continue soaking your nails for 5-10 additional minutes.
4. After you remove your nails, there is a good likelihood that you will have nail glue left on your original nails. This can be removed safely and quickly with a nail bugger.
5. Soaking your fingertips in nail polish remover is bound to cause hand dryness. Therefore, don’t forget to apply a generous amount of hand cream to help replace the moisture which escaped during the removal procedure.
Remember, you should try to use acrylics sparingly, as constantly undergoing the removal process will make your nails a bit weaker each time you do it.