What's the best way to remove acrylic nails?

November 26
Status: Closed

I need to remove them because I'm having a football match next weekend.

2 Answers:


The steps:

  1. Carefully clip off your excess acrylics, cutting them as close as possible to your real nails.
  2. Using a nail buffer, rough up the surface of the polish until the shine is completely gone. Removing the top layer helps the polish soften faster in the acetone.
  3. Pour 100 percent pure acetone into a tray or bowl and soak your nails in it for five minutes.
  4. With a metal cuticle pusher, gently push the polish off your nails, pushing from your cuticles downward.
  5. Redip your nails for five mins, then gently push again. Repeat until your acrylics have completely soaked off.
  6. Buff off the rest of the smaller pieces with your nail buffer.
  7. Massage cuticle oil into your nails to rehydrate them, then buff it into your nails with the soft side of a buffer. Finish with another layer of cuticle oil.

Spurna avatar

If you have the time I'd suggest going into a nail salon and having someone remove them for you. It would be quicker and will probably cost the same as buying the necessary materials. They soak your nails which you can do yourself at home but the process goes by quicker because of the nail buff machine. These days they don't even soak your nails, they just buff off the gel polish and the extension nail comes right off. They'll also clean your cuticles and nails and you can walk out with semi-healthy nails. 

But whatever you do, don't rip them off! 

If you'd rather do them yourself here is an acrylic nail removal tutorial

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