Why is it so important to remove powder dip nails?
Because it is super bad for your health and not very good looking. I would advise everyone to get their powders removed professionally just because of how bad it is to have chemicals on your skin every day.
Suppose you go outside a lot in the wintertime or do any sports. In that case, I highly recommend you buy a powder containing titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, or iron oxides because these ingredients block UV Rays from penetrating your nail plate. This way, if sun rays cause any damage to your nail plate, it won’t affect your nail bed layer because there won’t be any sun rays to damage it.
How to remove powder dip nail?
There are many methods for removing powder dip nails. Here we will list the best top 12 most popular and effective ones you can use at home.
1. Non-acetone nail polish remover
If your nails don’t soak too long in the liquid, non-acetone nail polish remover is probably the easiest method to remove the liquid, and it won’t do any harm to your natural nails. It’s also great for those who don’t like using acetone as their solvent because acetone dries out and damages your skin tissue and nails (it may take a while until it gets noticeable, though).
This is also an ideal method for those who love having a French manicure or other glitches on their natural nails because it won’t damage them.
2. Nail polish remover containing camphor
Camphor is a good ingredient that helps nails absorb moisture from the solvent. That’s why nail polish remover containing camphor is probably the best solvent for removing your gelish nails because it’s effective and relatively safe, plus it moisturizes your skin tissue and claws at the same time.
3. Nail glue removal
This is probably the trickiest method among them, but if you’re determined to remove your gelish manicure this way, go ahead with it. All you have to do is soak a cotton ball in nail glue remover or pure acetone, put it on your nail bed for about 5 minutes, take out the cotton ball, push down any dry layer of glue using a cuticle stick or orange stick (you can also use tweezers), wait until the whole dried thickened glue is soaked with solvent again, repeat the same steps.
You have to keep doing this until you take off the entire layer of glue, so it will probably take some time, but if your nails are relatively strong enough, it can be done.
4. Nail glue remover gel
This is a suitable solvent, especially for those who don’t like acetone and other harsh solvents because it’s gentle enough to be used every day even though it’s not as effective as pure acetone. This method can also moisturize your nails and skin simultaneously, which is great if you’re always on the go, plus it has no foul smell!
5. Oil-based nail polish remover
Oil-based nail polish remover may sound weird but hey, let’s think about it instead of dismissing this idea from the beginning. Oil-based products are usually easier to remove than watery ones, so why would it be different with oil-based remover? It’s suitable for those who don’t like acetone or other harsh solvents because it won’t dry out your skin and nails after using, plus it has no foul smell either!
6. Nail varnish remover containing oils
Varnish remover containing olive oil or almond oil can moisturize your nails and melt the gel covers naturally. The only downside is that you have to wait until all residues on your nails are softened, which means it will take some time, but if you’re persistent enough, this method will do its job well.
Just don’t forget to wash your hands after using nail varnish remover-containing oils. Otherwise, the oily substances will cause you to slide during the rest of the day.
7. Nail varnish remover containing glycerine
Glycerine is a good ingredient that removes gel covers without damaging your skin tissue or nails, plus it’s gentle enough to be used every day, which is great because who wants to use harsh solvent every single time anyway? This method is especially recommended for those with dehydrated skin because glycerine works well as a moisturizer too!
8. Soak your hands in warm water mixed with salt and lemon juice
Salt and lemon juice are common remedies, so why not try them out when removing your gelish manicure this way? Next, all you have to do is wipe off the softened residues using a lint-free pad soaked in nail varnish remover containing glycerine; wait until all gel covers are removed, then wash your hands.
9. Soak your hands in a bowl of warm water combined with pure acetone
Yes, pure acetone is rather harsh, so it’s better to mix it with other ingredients like oil or alcohol (you can use vodka), but since we’re on the second half of this list already, let’s go straight; to the point by using plain acetone instead!
You have to remember that you don’t have to soak your nails for too long because if you do, then there’s a chance that it will dry out and become brittle, which means you’ll end up with damaged nails. Soak your hands in acetone for about 3 minutes to remove the powder dip easily. Acetone is also known as “nail polish remover,” but you should never use it on actual nail polishes because that’s just dumb!
10. Dip cotton balls in pure acetone and wrap them around your nails
This method made it to the top 12 best practices about removing powder dip nails because of its effectiveness and because it helps save some money if you happen to have cotton balls lying around somewhere.
All you have to do is soak some cotton balls in acetone, wrap them around your nails and wait for several minutes until the coating comes off without any hassle. This method doesn’t work for all kinds of powder dips, so if you’re not digging how it goes, then move on to the following process.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Can we continue applying dip powder after removing it from our natural nails?
Yes, of course, you can apply new dip powder over the removed one. As long as there’s still some color left on your nails, you can proceed. Over usage of dipping is bad for health as well as for your natural nails, though. Would you please go through my previous posts on the safe dipping procedure?
- How to Remove Dip Powder Nails at home?
As I have already mentioned in one of my posts, you cannot remove Dip powder nails without cutting them off! You can file or shape your Dip Powder nails and then proceed to cut them!
Remember, after removing dip powder nails, please do not apply any nail paint for some time till your natural nails are made more robust. It is advisable to take a rest from everything concerning your nails for 4-5 weeks (no gel /acrylic/manicure) so that they can recover properly.
- Can we use files/emery boards/nail trimmers etc., like every day manicure kits to remove the Dip Powder?
Yes, you can use files/emery boards/nail trimmers, etc., but it will be excruciating because the Dip powder nails are tough to remove! You have to be more patient and take time with each step. It is a tedious job!
- Is there any side effects if we continue applying dip powder on our natural nail?
Yes, there are side effects! Removal of the Dip powder nails will be excruciating! IF you have solid and thin nails, applying dip powder for a complete set is safe.
Do not apply Dip Powder if your natural nails are slim because your natural nails are fragile and thin. Dip powder can make them lighter or break them. It depends on each individual how their natural nail reacts with the dip powder.