Can nail polish remover be used on acrylic nails?


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Non-acetone nail polish remover can be used on acrylic nails. The powerful solvent in acetone nail polish removers damages acrylic nails, causing them to lift and separate from the natural nail.

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Non-acetone nail polish removers contain the active ingredient ethyl acetate or nethyl ethyl keytone. These chemicals are gentler on the skin, preventing cuticles from drying out and acrylic nails from becoming brittle. While non-acetone nail polish removers do not damage acrylic nails, they are not as effective at removing nail polish as acetone polish removers. Therefore, when using a non-acetone nail polish remover, it may take a little longer to remove nail polish completely.

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