Homemade Fingernail Polish Remover

For various reasons you might be interested in removing your fingernail polish. You might want to go with natural nails, or replace the current color of your nails. Regardless of your reason, there are many options that don’t involve harsh nail polish remover. Here are some of the most popular ones:

Homemade Fingernail Polish Remover

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Rubbing Alcohol to Rub off

This is a basic yet effective method for removing nail polish from your fingernails. Rubbing alcohol is actually a natural substance. It consists of at least 97% ethanol/ethyl alcohol. It’s important to only place the alcohol topically on top of the nails. Keep in mind that you don’t have to spend a small fortune on the alcohol. You can use a cheap brand, and in fact you can spend as little as $1 for a bottle. The first step is to put a little rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. Then rub the polish off each nail. One drawback is that it might take longer than standard nail polish remover. However, it’s a more natural method and it’s quite effective.

Natural Acids of Citrus Fruits and Vinegar

Vinegar and citrus fruits such as lemon and orange can help to break down the nail polish substance, which makes it easy to wipe off. Just put a small vinegar in a bowl. Then add a little citric fruit. Some good options are lemon, orange, or lime. Next, place a cotton ball in the vinegar/citrus fruit and wipe it onto your fingernails. This process could take a little longer since it will require more time to break down the substance. Another issue is that you might have to lightly scrape your nails in order to totally remove the finger nail polish.

Getting in Hot Water

This is a basic way to remove finger nail polish from your nails. It might be surprising because the polish doesn’t seem to be removed when taking a hot shower. More specifically, the polish doesn’t become soft so it’s easily removed. The reason is you have to soak your nails totally in hot water.

The process is quite easy. First, use a stove or microwave to heat water. Next, test the temperature. Make sure that the heat isn’t too high. Next, put your hands in the bowl containing hot water for about 15 minutes. This will help to soften the polish. Then you can easily scrape it off.

Using Polish to Remove Polish

You can actually use nail polish to remove polish. Add a thick coat of clear polish on each nail. After you’ve applied the coat of polish remove it quickly and don’t let it dry. This will remove the new and old layer of nail polish. This is a fast, simple, and cheap method of nail polish removal. That’s because a bottle of clear polish usually costs around $1. Another big benefit is that you’re not adding any extra substances onto your nails.

Nail polish can become stubborn after you’ve added it to your nails. Fortunately you can use these easy yet effective methods to remove the polish. But like any other remedies, you should try them out one at a time first. Some of the remedies may give you allergic reactions, which is why there is a need for a test first. Just apply a small amount on a particular area first, so that you will see whether or not your nails are suited for the aforementioned remedies. You only commit to one when there is no reaction to it.

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