How to Safely Remove Dip Nails and Acrylics
DO NOT PEEL IT OFF!!
We know that it’s really tempting to do so, but peeling it off is a horrible way to remove your dip nails or acrylics. It’ll tear off layers of your nails and leave you with weak, brittle nails that can take months to fully grow out. And, nobody wants that!
Keep reading! We’ll share with you all the tips, tricks, and products that you'll need to remove your dip powder mani or acrylic mani without ruining your nails.
ITEMS NEEDED: available at LDSNails.com
- Cotton balls/cotton pads
- Nail polish remover - acetone-based
- Aluminum foil cut into squares
- Nail file
- Buffer block
- Cuticle Oil
Use a nail file to reduce as much powder as possible without filing down to your natural nails.
Tip: we suggest a 180 file grit rather than a 240 grit
Dust off the filing dust.
Then fully saturate a cotton ball with a nail polish remover.
Place it on top of the nail, then wrap both the cotton ball and nail in a foil.
Allow nails to soak for at least 20-25 minutes.
To speed up the process, add heat by wrapping hands in a warm/hot towel.
Tip: make sure you’ve turned on your favorite Netflix show beforehand to enjoy while waiting for it.
Remove after 20-25 minutes have passed.
Gently press and twist the foil and cotton off each nail.
Tip: do not remove the foils from all 10 fingers because the powder will re-harden by the time you get to the last one.
If there’s any residue left, use a nail file to take it off gently.
Repeat for all 10 nails
Lightly buff nails with a buffer block.
Wash your hand carefully with soap.
Add your favorite nail strengthener and cuticle oil to ensure your nails stay healthy.
There's only one simple rule to succeed in this removing technique. Be patient!
Don't rush the process. And, when it's over, ensure to restore moisture and balance in your nails with your favorite nail strengthener and cuticle oil and give your nails a breather.
After that, re-create your dip powder mani with one of our all-time favorite kits:
- LDS Trial Color Dip Kit:
- LDS Trial French Dip Kit: