How To Remove Acrylic Nails At Home in South Africa

What is an Acrylic Nail?

Artificial nails, also known as fake nails, false nails, acrylic nails, nail extensions or nail enhancements, are extensions placed over fingernails as fashion accessories

How To Remove Acrylic Nails At Home in South Africa?

Below Are The Steps:

Trim your nails

Use a nail clipper to trim down your acrylic nails as short as possible. This will make the removal process easier and less time-consuming.

File the top layer

Use a nail file to file the top layer of your acrylic nails gently. Be careful not to file too aggressively, as this can damage your natural nails underneath.

Soak cotton balls in acetone

Pour acetone nail polish remover into a small bowl and soak cotton balls in the solution. Place one soaked cotton ball on each nail.

Wrap nails in aluminum foil

Wrap each finger with a soaked cotton ball in aluminum foil. This will help to seal in the acetone and speed up the removal process.

Wait for 15-20 minutes

Allow the acetone to soak into your nails for 15-20 minutes. You may want to set a timer to keep track of the time.

Gently push off acrylic nails

After waiting, carefully remove the foil wraps from your fingers. Use a cuticle pusher to gently push off the softened acrylic nails. Be patient and avoid forcing the nails off, as this can cause damage to your natural nails.

Moisturise your nails

Once all the acrylic nails are removed, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Apply a moisturizing nail oil or cream to hydrate and nourish your nails.

Does foil remove acrylic nails?

Soak your cotton balls in acetone. Cut your foil in squares—enough to wrap around your finger—and tightly wrap the cotton ball to the nail plate where the rest of the gel color is. Let the acetone set on the nails for at least 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, you will see the gel detaching itself from the nail plate.