How to Remove Nail Polish With Acetone Without Drying Out Your Nails

by ImGirlYouDontKnow
3 Materials
5 Minutes

Today, I’m going to share with you how to remove nail polish the right way. I know you may be thinking, “What? We all know how to remove nail polish!” But, I wanted to show you a nail polish remover alternative that will leave your nails feeling soft and smooth.

I’ve been doing this for so long and I can definitely tell you that it works. If you’re interested to see more and potentially change the way you remove nail polish, then keep reading.

Tools and materials:

  • Cotton pad
  • Cuticle oil
  • Acetone
Applying cuticle oil before acetone

1. Apply cuticle oil

We all know that acetone tends to dry out our cuticles, so the trick here is to use cuticle oil before applying acetone. This works wonders! The oil prevents acetone from drying out your nails.

It will also help the acetone glide better, making the whole process easier. All you need to do is apply a few drops to each nail, as shown.

You can buy cuticle oil, but I prefer to make my own. See my previous tutorial on how to make DIY cuticle oil for nail growth to get the recipe.

Using acetone to remove nail polish

2. Apply acetone

Once you’ve applied the oil, go ahead and swipe the nail with a cotton pad soaked in acetone.

As you know, using only acetone leaves you with crusty dry nails. With this trick, your nails will be left with a gorgeous, hydrated feeling afterward. 

How to remove nail polish

How to remove nail polish

There you have it! A quick little trick on how to remove nail polish without the dry and icky after-effect.

I really hope you found this quick tutorial helpful and that you try this alternative nail polish remover method. You’ll be amazed at how a small step can give you big results. This is really an excellent way to take care of your nails.

Good luck, and if you do try this out, please share your feedback in the comments. 

Suggested materials:
  • Cotton pad
  • Cuticle oil
  • Acetone

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  • Denise Denise on Jun 17, 2022

    This is an awesome tip!! I will definitely start doing this. Thank you!

  • Debbie Debbie on Jun 18, 2022

    Sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.