How To Remove Acrylic Nails – 3 Simple Methods You Should Know

We all desire beautiful nails, we all want the kind of nails that draw everyone’s attention when we extend our hand for a handshake, open a door or even just wave at someone. Unfortunately not all of us have long beautiful long nails that can be worked on in a salon. However, because some of us weren’t blessed with beautiful long nails doesn’t mean we can’t have them, if you desire beautiful long nails, then my guess is that Acrylic Nails are the way to go. Acrylic nails are artificial nails placed over your original nails to act as a kind of canvas for applying nail color and other designs that beautify your nails.

So you finally got Acrylic nails and you’ve been having a nice time waving at everyone and showing off your beautiful nails, but it’s finally time to remove those nails and free your nail bed or possibly put in anew one later. For your own safety, it is very important to note that you cannot just rip your Acrylic Nails out of your fingers, the pain would be excruciating ( not to talk of the damage it could cause to your nail bed). There are safe ways to remove Acrylic Nails when you choose to do so. Here are some of them.

1. Remove Acrylic Nails With Acetone And Warm Water

Acetone is one of the most potent and popular ways of removing Acrylic Nails. The Steps to take off Acrylic Nails in this removal method are:

Step 1: Clip your nails as short as possible

Step 2: Fill one bowl with warm water and the other with Acetone. The bowl filled with acetone is to be dipped into the bowl filled with warm water. The warm water bowl acts as a temperature regulator to keep the temperature of the acetone constant

Step 3: Apply Petroleum Jelly to the skin around your cuticles to mitigate the effect of Acetone on your skin

Step 4: Dip your fingers into the Acetone bowl for about 30 to 40 minutes, when the Acrylic gets soft, then you remove the Nail

Step 5: if the Acetone isn’t soft enough or is showing some resistance, then don’t try and yank it out, just Re-dip it into the Acetone again

How To Remove Acrylic Nails

2. Remove Acrylic Nails With Acetone Free Nail Polish

When using Acetone Free Nail Polish remover to remove Acrylic Nails, the following steps are taken:

Step 1: Clip your Nails as short as possible and trim the edges with a Tweezer

Step 2: Pour your Acetone free nail polish remover into a bowl

Step 3: Place your hands into the bowl and keep it there for a minimum of 30-40 minutes

Step 4: When you feel like the nail is loosened, remove it with tweezers.

Step 5: If it doesn’t come out easily, soak it again for some more time.

3. Remove Acrylic Nails With Just Warm Water

If you want to know how to take off Acrylic Nails with just warm water, then it is a very simple and straightforward process. These are the

Step 1: Clip your nails as short as possible and pry the edges with an orange stick

Step 2: Put warm water into a bowl and soak your nails for at least 30-40 minutes, keep adding warm water to maintain the temperature

Step 3: Allow the warm water to get into the inlet you made with the orange stick

Step 4: After repeated exposure, the nails should fall out, if they don’t, soak them in warm water for a longer period of time.


There are various ways to remove Acrylic nails and you should be able to pick the one that is more suitable for you. I recommend waiting for a while after removal of Acrylic nail before putting a new one to avoid Nail bed infections. In cases where Acrylic Nail removal seems to be complicated and difficult It is advisable you go to your salon to avoid any further damage to your nail bed.