It’s easy to get nail polish on your skin when applying, especially at first when being inexperienced. Thankfully, nail polish can be removed quite easily! First of all, you need to be properly informed on how to remove nail polish in order to do this; secondly, never ever use chemical substances that can damage the skin. Read the labels!
You can start removing the nail polish from the skin by submerging the hands in warm water. Next, keep them there for around fifteen minutes or so. After some minutes, you will notice that the nail polish begins to chip off. This is obviously a good result, but be sure to rub the skin gently for a better outcome. You can also use a baby-oil-soaked cotton ball to rub the area and remove the nail polish completely. This should be enough, but if you’re still having problems, read on – we’ll go into much greater detail!
If nail polish is still present, you can use a stronger polish remover (preferably one that is not based on acetone). Use a cotton polish-remover-dampened cotton ball and rub the area some more. Keep in mind, though, that these substances can sometimes harm the skin because some people are allergic to various ingredients that were used in them. Lastly, don’t forget to wash the skin area using soap and warm water after finishing.
Video Guide on How to Remove Nail Polish from the Nails
This video is about how to remove nail polish from the nails. If you already know how to do this, don’t miss this video as it shows a different and easier method! The instructor uses a polish remover from Studio Tools (which is an acetone-based product) that we suggest not using; instead, choose a non-acetone nail polish remover! Acetone-based products are just too harsh and can damage your nails, so use them with caution. She then rips off the small pieces of cotton for each of her nails.
This technique, she mentions, is developed to keep the polish remover on the nails for longer. It will make it a lot easier to take the polish off. She next soaks the cotton with polish remover and places the pieces over the nails. The cotton pieces should easily stay in place at this point. If they are not, just add more polish remover. She suggests another method at this point – if you want to keep the cotton pieces totally in contact with the nails, you can wrap tinfoil over them.
She notes that she uses this technique whenever she uses a lot of coats of polish or if she wants to remove glitter. Generally, however, the cotton pieces stay in place fine without the need of using tinfoil. She leaves the cotton pieces like this for 2-3 minutes. After a few minutes pass, she removes each cotton piece carefully so that cotton does not get stuck in the cuticle area. At this point, just about all the polish comes off (it can be easily seen on each piece of cotton). If some polish still remains, you should simply fold the existing cotton piece (or get a new one) and use a clean side to clean up the excess.
Another thing that she adds is that the cotton pieces should ideally be slightly moist when removed as it’s easier to remove them this way. On some of her nails she still has a few spots of polish, as can be seen in the video. This, she explains, is because her polish has some glitter in it and, in consequence, it is harder to remove. Again, these bits can be easily cleaned with the clean side of the cotton piece. For the most part, however, the polish will come off.
Again, she adds that if you used a lot of polish coats, go ahead and use tinfoil for the best results. Lastly, she washes her hands in order to get rid of the remaining residue.