Originally posted 2018-05-10 11:59:50.
Can you use non-acetone to remove acrylic nails? Yes, you can, but the process will take longer compared to when you use acetone to remove acrylic nails. It is hard to decide if to use acetone or non-acetone nail polish remover.
What is acetone?
Acetone is a strong smelling colorless liquid ketone that is used as an organic solvent, synthetic reagent and to remove nail polish and artificial nails.
Please keep in mind that acetone based nail polish remover can weaken and dissolve acrylic nails as well as drying out your cuticles, skin and natural nails.
*Apply moisturizer after using acetone-based products.
Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover
Non-acetone nail polish removers are the best type of nail polish remover to remove nail polish from acrylic nails or artificial nails and your natural nails. Non-acetone nail polish remover will take longer to remove the nail polish from acrylic nails, but it will not destroy your artificial nails.
One of the major things I like about non-acetone nail polish remover is that it has a less intense scent than acetone removers. I have found that the best brand of non-acetone nail remover is Cutex’s non-acetone Nail Polish Removers because it works faster than other brands of non-acetone removers.
Can you use non-acetone to remove acrylic nails? Our answer is still yes, but please keep your time slot open because it is incredibly time-consuming.
Is non-acetone better for your nails?
Yes, non-acetone nail polish remover is better for your nail because it contains less aggressive solvents including ethyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol, and propylene carbonate. Acetone is harsh on our nails, cuticles, and skin and dries them out but acetone works faster than n on-acetone remover.
Organic and natural nail polish removers also use solvents but do not use acetone. Organic and natural nail polish removers add moisturizing agents such as glycerin, panthenol, and soy to help your hands, cuticles, and nails from drying out.
Can you use non-acetone to remove acrylic nails? YES
Using acetone-free nail polish remover will take longer than acetone-based nail polish remover to remove your acrylic nails but it is safe and effective.
- Acetone-free nail polish remover
- Bowl to soak your fingertips
- Nail clipper
- Nail file.
- Cut your acrylic nails as short as possible. Cut nails at an angle to avoid pain.
- Use your tweezer to pry the edges of your acrylic nails.
- Add non-acetone nail polish remover to the bowl.
- Soak your fingers/nails in the non-acetone remover for about 40 minutes or until you feel the acrylic nails losing/sliding from your natural nail bed.
- Pull the nail gently away from your natural nail with your tweezer. DO NOT take off the acrylic nail if it does not come off easily. RESOAK your acrylic nail in non-acetone remover for additional minutes until you feel the acrylic nail can be removed easily.
Remember to moisturize your hands after you are finished using nail polish remover regardless of what kind of nail polish remover you use.