Are you a nail color addict, who keeps changing her nail paints or love to try attractive nail arts frequently? If yes, then you must have been using regular nail color removers for wiping away your polishes since long? But do you know that most of the commercial nail polish removers contain a harmful chemical called ‘acetone’, which causes several serious risks to our health? Whether you want to avoid acetone-based color removers or are simply running out of one, you have some very cheap, common and risk-free alternatives to it. Check out the easy peasy ways to remove nail color without using a color remover:
Dark Nail Color – Surprised? Well, it is true. If you have a nail paint that is darker in shade than the current one, you can make use of it for removing your nail color. Apply the dark nail color to your already colored nails in thick coats and wipe them off with a cotton ball right away. Be as fast as possible so that the color doesn’t get enough time to dry up.
Toothpaste – A dollop of toothpaste is all you need to remove the nail color. Use a small amount of white toothpaste on each nail then start scrubbing with an old toothbrush.White toothpastes work best as they lift and pull the color off your nail.
Body Spray – If you are running out of nail remover, consider your body spray for getting rid of your nail color. Place the bottle of the spray in such a way that its nozzle remains only a couple of centimeters away from your nail. Now, spritz it on the nail and wipe off the nail color by using a cotton ball. Do the same for all other nails. READ: Fastest ways to dry your nail polish >>
Hair Spray – Just like your body spray, your hair spray can also be a good choice for taking out the old color from your nails. Spritz it on each of your nails and rub gently with a cotton swab. However, hair spray may dry out the nails and cause it to peel. Hence, you should wipe it off the nails as soon as possible.
DIY nail polish remover: Lemon Juice and Vinegar Mix – Replace your acetone-filled, damaging polish remover with a simple, easy and completely safe home remedy. Take 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to it. Blend them well together. Soak your fingers for 5-10 minutes in warm water. Now, dip a cotton ball into this mixture and rub your painted nails with it gently. Spending 10 to 20 seconds for each nail will eliminate all the traces of your old polish efficiently.
Top Nail Coat – A transparent top nail coat comes very handy, when it comes to removing nail color without a remover. The procedure is similar to the previous one. All you need to do is apply a layer of top coat over the old nail paint and wipe it away with a cotton ball before it gets dry. You may have to repeat the procedure, if the old color does not come off easily.
Perfume – Love to use perfume? Now you have another reason to indulge in it. Regular perfume can help you a lot in removing your nail color. Just dip a cotton ball or swab in a little amount of perfume and rub your painted nails with it. This needs very little pressure and you can get paint-free nails instantly.
Warm Water and Dry Cloth – This is another natural way to get rid of nail color that you can easily give a shot. Take some warm water in a bowl and put your fingers in it. Once the old polish becomes soft enough (it should not take more than 20 to 25 minutes), take the fingers out of the water and rub the nails gently with the dry piece of cloth. The nail paints will come off effortlessly. However, be careful about the temperature of the water so that you don’t end up burning your skin.
So, are you ready to skip your regular nail color remover the next time? Which one of these methods are you planning to give a try? Do let us know.