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How to remove acrylic nails

To remove acrylic nails, you can follow these steps:

1. Gather your supplies:

You will need acetone, aluminum foil, a nail file or buffer, a cuticle pusher or orange stick, and cuticle oil or moisturizer.

2. Begin by filing down the surface of the acrylic nails using a coarse nail file. This step will help break the seal and allow the acetone to penetrate better.

3. Cut small squares of aluminum foil that are big enough to wrap around each finger.

4. Soak a cotton ball or pad in acetone and place it on top of each nail.

5. Wrap each finger with a piece of aluminum foil, making sure to secure it tightly to keep the cotton ball in place.

6. Leave the foil wraps on for about 20-30 minutes to allow the acetone to break down the acrylic.

7. After the designated time, gently press down on the foil wrap and twist it to help remove the acrylic nails. If they don’t come off easily, you can use a cuticle pusher or orange stick to gently lift and scrape off any remaining acrylic.

8. If there are any stubborn spots, you can repeat the soaking process for a few more minutes or use a gentle nail file to gently file away the remaining acrylic.

9. Once all the acrylic nails are removed, wash your hands thoroughly to remove any remaining acetone residue.

10. Apply cuticle oil or moisturizer to rehydrate your nails and cuticles, as acetone can be drying.

It’s important to note that removing acrylic nails can weaken your natural nails, so it’s recommended to give your nails a break and allow them to recover before applying new acrylics.