Acrylic or fake nails are applied on top of real nails using an adhesive especially made for this application. They are beautiful and worth the time it takes to get them applied. Many women visit the nail salon every week to get their nails painted, reshaped and have acrylics applied. How to remove acrylic nails however, can be a whole other story.
Acrylic nails are very safe, but can cause problems if a nail technician doesn't properly place them on the nail or remove them properly. Since the acrylic is placed on the real nail you can run the risk of having the actual nail underneath become infected. The nail is basically shut off from the oxygen it needs to grow and thrive. If proper nail care isn't taken, a fungus can grow under the acrylic which may require medical attention.
Removing the acrylic nail is almost as important as the placement. You probably want to this professionally done, but if for some reason you cannot go to the salon, you can do it at home. The most popular and effective way to remove the nails is with acetone. Acetone is the common ingredient in many nail polish removers on the market and can be found in pure form in most beauty supply stores.
The acetone removal method is quite easy, just follow the steps below and your fingernails will be free in no time.
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Learning how to paint your nails like a pro really comes down to gaining the same level of painting confidence as the people to whom you turn in the salon. Learn how to have to the tools and know how to get the job done.