How do I remove solar nails?


Quick Answer

The safest way to remove solar nails is by visiting a nail technician. However, if going to a nail salon is not feasible, there are ways to remove solar nails at home.

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Full Answer

Solar nails are simply a slightly different version of acrylic nails, so removing them requires the same steps for either type. To remove the nails safely, gather these ingredients:

  • Acetone nail polish remover
  • Nail clippers
  • Cuticle oil
  • A glass bowl
  • Clean towels
  • Petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline
  • Nail buffer and nail file
  • Orange wood stick
  • Bowl of hot water
  1. Cut acrylic nails
  2. Cut the acrylic nails as short as possible, without damaging the real nails. This will make removing the acrylic much faster.

  3. Fill the glass bowl with the nail polish remover
  4. Be sure to fill it enough to completely cover your nails. Place it over the bowl of hot water to warm the acetone.

  5. File the acrylic nails
  6. Using a nail file, remove the glossy coat on the solar nails. Clean off the acrylic dust.

  7. Apply petroleum jelly
  8. Apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly around the nail bed to protect the skin from the nail polish remover.

  9. Place fingers in the remover
  10. Place your fingers in the remover until the glue holding the solar nails on begins to loosen. Be prepared to leave them for at least 15-25 minutes.

  11. Carefully remove the nails
  12. Once the acrylic has become soft, gently pry off the nails. If they get stuck, repeat the soaking process until they can easily be removed.

After removing the nails, gently remove any leftover acrylic, apply the olive oil to the cuticles, and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water.

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