Acrylic nails have become very popular in the beauty world. From fun designs to expensive bling, acrylic nails are a unique way to express your individuality. But when they are removed, it can be very painful. As the world is so busy these days, we as professionals don't have time to take care of our nails.


Here's a step-by-step guide on how to remove your acrylic nails at home.

Soak with acetone.

This removal at home is one of the easiest options. For this process, you'll need nail clippers, 100 percent acetone, a small container, a nail buffer, a cuticle pusher, and cuticle oil. Here is the step-by-step guide:

Step 1 : Carefully cut off the excess acrylic. You want to cut as close to your natural nail as possible.

Step 2 : Roughen the surface of your polish with a nail buffer until the shine is completely gone. This will help soften the polish in the acetone.

Step 3 : Pour 100 percent acetone into a small container and soak the nails for 5 minutes.

Step 4 : Using a cuticle pusher, gently push the rest of the polish in a downward motion.

Step 5 : Soak the nails again for five minutes and repeat the pushing process until the majority of the acrylic is gone.

Step 6 : Remove any remaining polish with a nail buffer.

Step 7 : Apply cuticle oil to rehydrate the nails and buff the nails with the soft side of the nail buffer.


Use Dental Floss.

This is the last option. This can damage your natural nails. So only follow this if you have no other option. To get started you will need dental floss, a cuticle pusher, and cuticle oil.

Step 1 :  Find a partner. Flossing the right way is incredibly difficult to do alone, so this is definitely a team effort.

Step 2 :  Using a cuticle pusher, make a small cut between your natural nail and the acrylic tip.

Step 3 : Insert the floss under the cut and pull it towards the nail bed. This causes the bond between the acrylic and natural nail to loosen, resulting in the acrylic nail peeling off.

Step 4 : Apply cuticle oil to natural nails to hydrate.