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Nail Care: How To Remove Dip Nails At Home

Nail Care: How To Remove Dip Nails At Home



he confidence that rests on a woman with newly made nails is out-of-this-world amazing. From the salon, a certain level of carefulness suddenly hits her and her gesticulating game gets stronger, because what’s a good nail when it’s not seen and appreciated? Yes, there’s a variety of nails to choose from at the salon, but the dip nails evoke an unmatched elegance few women can resist.

However, this reverie doesn’t last forever as the dip nails get older and the powder used gradually lifts off your nails. This sight can sometimes be unappealing and consequently, your hands finally find their place resting on your sides (where they truly belong). At this point, the most logical thing to do is take them off, but thanks to the convincing tongue of a nail stylist, you fill in new dip powder to the old nails which sadly can weaken your nails.

The good news is: this doesn’t have to be the case anymore as with a few tips, you can comfortably remove dip nails at home. This time it’s cheaper and stress-free and your nails will thank you. Once this knowledge is yours, a self-paced nail appointment would be welcome.

Learn how to remove dip nails at home without stress

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Things you’ll need to remove dip nails at home

#1. 100% acetone

#2. Emery board

#3. Cuticle oil

#4. Cotton balls/wool

#5. Buffer

The process

#1. Remove the nail coat

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File and/or buffer the nail polish/coat on the surface of the nails until it disappears.

#2. An acetone dip

How-To nail DIY
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Soak your hands in a bowl of 100% acetone as the regular nail polish remover won’t cut it. Then cover it with a damp towel. This should last for 10-15 minutes.

#3. Wipe off residue

Nail polish remover
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Even after soaking your hands in acetone, there could still be leftover powder. Dip the cotton balls into acetone and use to wipe the nails relatively clean. After which you file and buffer once again to ensure most of the powder is finally gone.

#4. Apply cuticle oil

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Once you’re done, remember to apply cuticle oil to moisturize the nails and cuticles. Apply this consistently during your nail time out for a healthier and longer manicure duration. Remember to massage the oil in, finger by finger because acetone can leave your hands dry.

#5. Allow your nails some alone time

Nail treatment
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Once you remove dip nails at home, it’s advised to allow the nails breathe by taking about a week off. This allows the nails to rejuvenate as it’s a way of grooming healthy nails. There’s nothing a fresh manicure can’t fix. Invest in a nail strengthener and apply it with the cuticle oil daily.

You see, removing dip nails at home isn’t so hard, after all, you only need skill and a little patience. Even though everything isn’t perfect, your nails can be and that in itself is a source of joy.

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