Originally posted 2017-10-04 09:55:06.
How to get healthy fingernails after removing acrylic fake nails can be a nightmare for most of us because it is time-consuming to repair damage fingernails!!! Acrylic nails are pretty to have, but that prettiness comes with a price of having thin, weak, splitting and brittle nails after the acrylic nails are removed. I have treated my nails back to health so many times only to get acrylic nails over and over again to repeat the process.
Things You Will Need
100% Pure Acetone ($2.48)
Vitamin E capsules (should be filled with thick oily substance)
Moisturizer – Any good moisturizer but I use Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hands Stronger Nails Lotion
Washcloth or paper towel
Scissors or something to cut the capsule
Would you like to know how to get healthy fingernails after removing acrylic fake nails? Here is the remedy I have used several times to repair my damage fingernails.
Acetone Acrylic Nail Remover
Soak a cotton ball with acetone nail remover and rub it over your nails to remove any acrylic residue that might have left on your nail after your acrylic nail removal.
I advise you to not peel the residue off your nails as tempting as it might be because that will cause further damage.
Wash Hands After Nail Polish Remover
Please use a hand soap with moisturizer to wash your hands and dry thoroughly after with paper towel or hand towel.
Moisturize Your Hands
Rub moisturizer on your entire hands for about one to two minutes, not forgetting your palms and fingers.
Trim Cuticles – Push Cuticles
Take your time and gently cut cuticles at home. You can push your cuticles back a little if you are not comfortable trimming cuticles at home.
Vitamin E Capsule or Vitamin E Gel Capsule
Cut the vitamin E capsule and squeeze the liquid from the capsule onto your cuticles and fingernails. The vitamin E will help to fill all the deep slices the Acrylic nail caused.
Rub the vitamin E oil/substance onto your cuticles and fingernails for about one to two minutes.
Vitamin E also stimulates hair growth, fades scars, treats skin hyperpigmentation, decrease wrinkles, reduce stretch marks and acts as a moisturizer for dry hands.
I sometimes do this part – it all depends on how much I can tolerate the irritating feeling I have/get while buffing my nails.
Buff your vitamin E oily fingernails until they are smooth or almost smooth. Your nails will have a shine to them afterward as the oil acts as a protective layer.
File Nail Tips
Buff or file all of your fingernail tips in the same direction because it will prevent your nails from becoming weaker.
Daily Oil for Hands and Nails
Massage oil into your fingernails every day. You can rub any oil. I use olive oil, baby oil and I sometimes use the vitamin E gel capsules.
Trim Nails Regularly
How to get healthy fingernails after removing acrylic fake nails? Trim your fingernails regularly to keep your nails on the shorter side because lengthier nails may result in easier splitting, chipping or tearing. Cut nails regularly to Keep your nails short until they are strong.
Do not apply nail polish to your fingernails for at least one week. Your nails will heal faster without nail polish because nail polish tends to make nails weaker. Not all nail polish makes your nails weaker, but it is best to stay away from nail polish if you want to be on the safer side. Some chemicals in nail polish will weaken your nails.
How to Get Healthy Fingernails After Removing Acrylics Nails Alternatives
- Nail strengthener – OPI Envy Nail Strengthener Original Formula could be used to strengthen your nail. Following the nail strengthener, directions are crucial. I know that other nail strengtheners will make your nails strong again but will also weaken your nail if you use it longer than one or two weeks – it all depends on your nails.
- Biotin – Biotin is also known as vitamin B7 which helps to repair weak/fragile nails, split nails and hangnails. Biotin has many other benefits.
- Soak your nails – What I am about to say might sound crazy and out of this world but you will see the difference in a few weeks after trying this method. Soak your nails for about 15 minutes several times a week in olive oil, milk or orange juice, and you will see the difference in a few weeks.
- Use gloves when you are doing chores, especially dishes and anything that involves you using chemicals.
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