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Can You Take Off Acrylic Nails With Regular Nail Polish Remover?

Written by Tara

If you have regular polish on top of your acrylics, you can remove it now with acetone or a regular nail polish remover. But if you have gel polish on, Gyimah suggests using the coarse 100 grit side of your file to file off the shiny topcoat and into the bulk of the acrylic.

Unfortunately, you cannot remove your acrylic nails with normal nail polish remover. But removing the nails will be possible with acetone remover. 100% acetone works best and there are a few ways in which this can be done so let’s have a look at how we can successfully remove the acrylic nails.

Generally How do you remove acrylic nails at home with nail polish remover? Step by Step Process

  1. Clip the acrylic nails as short as possible.
  2. Pry the edges with the pointy end of the tweezers.
  3. Pour acetone-free nail polish remover in a bowl.
  4. Soak the nails in the nail polish remover for 30-40 minutes.
  5. Once you feel the nail loosened, pull it out gently with tweezers.

Here You Can Watch The Video HOW TO REMOVE ACRYLIC NAILS AT HOME! (Without


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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How do you take off acrylic nails without acetone?

If you don’t want to use harsh chemicals to remove your acrylic nails, another option is to try using warm water. You can even add a few drops of soap into the mix. You will need to soak your nails in the warm water for 20 minutes before you try to remove them.

Can you soak acrylic nails off in hot water?

Using hot water is a harmless way to take off your acrylic nails. Sparing a few more minutes and using a natural, affordable, and readily available ingredient as water can give you long-term benefits.

How do you soak off acrylic nails at home with oil?

After rubbing olive oil over the cuticles of the nails, she says your hands should be soaked in a shallow bowl of warm water mixed with acetone and a drop of olive oil for ’10 to 15 minutes’.

Does nail polish remover have acetone?

How does acetone in polish remover work? Traditional nail polish removers are made up of an acetone solvent and a fatty material like lanolin or caster oil. Acetone removes polish by quickly breaking apart the nail varnish and stripping the polish from the nail plate surface.

What is a substitute for acetone?

Rubbing alcohol-based products are often the best substitutes for acetone. These products include pure rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, deodorant, and hairspray. You can also use toothpaste or hydrogen peroxide-hot water solution instead of acetone.

How can I take off my acrylic nails at home without damage?

Soak a cotton ball in acetone and place it on top of your nail, then take a piece of tin foil and wrap it around your nail and part of your finger, making sure to fold over the tip to seal in the cotton ball. Check your nails after 30 minutes.

How do you remove gel acrylic nails at home?

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

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!