How do you take off nail polish?


Quick Answer

To take off nail polish, soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover, and press the soaked ball over the nail to for a few minutes to allow the polish soften. Wipe away the polish, clean the cuticles, and then wash and moisturize your hands.

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  1. Ventilate the work area, and protect the working surface

    Turn on a fan or open the windows and door so you don't inhale harmful gases emanating from the process. Alternatively, use non-acetone nail polish remover to avoid toxic fumes. Protect the working surface from polish with paper towels.

  2. Apply the polish remover

    Moisten a cotton ball with nail polish remover, put your finger over the protected surface, and press the soaked ball over the nail for a few seconds. Slide the cotton ball over the nail, and sweep away the loose polish. Soak a cotton swab in the polish remover, and gently rub the cuticles to remove any stubborn polish. Repeat the process for the other fingers to remove polish from the remaining nails.

  3. Clean and moisturize your hands

    Once all the nails are polish-free, wash your hands with soap and water to remove any and dry them. Finally, apply cream to moisturize and keep your hands healthy.

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