It is almost a shame that the dip powder nail treatments go on so easily. After all, this is one of the reasons that they are so popular. However easy and quick the application, their removal can be tricky. The key is to remember one very important adage: Don’t rush or force the process!
If you try to take shortcuts, you might find yourself with a mess or a problem. Instead, just gather the materials needed and give yourself the amount of time suggested for the best outcome.
The Materials You’ll Need Include:
- Acetone (100%)
- Aluminum foil – Cut into 10 small squares large enough to fit around your finger
- Cotton balls
- Nail file and buffer
- Begin by gently filing the uppermost layer of the nail and stop once the shine has been eliminated. This breaks the seal at the top surface and ensures the coating is easier to remove
- In a bowl, soak ten cotton balls in the acetone, making sure they are saturated
- Put a cotton ball on a nail and wrap the upper portion of the finger in a piece of the aluminium foil. Essentially, you are “soaking” the nail in the acetone.
- Repeat for each finger
- Allow the nails to soak in the acetone for at least 10-15 minutes
- Remove the foil and cotton, pressing down on the nail as you do so as this helps to remove many layers of dip powder coating
- Soak more cotton balls in acetone and use them to gently rub (in a circular motion) any areas of the nails that have product remaining.
- Do NOT pick, scratch, scrape or otherwise force the coating from the nail as it harms or damages the natural nail
- Wash the hands gently with soap and water to remove any remaining product.