How to use Nail Polish Remover?

Beauty Secret: How to use Nail Polish Remover?


Surprising as it may seem, most girls do not know how to properly use their nail polish remover. I admit that before becoming a body-part model, I didn’t know either.

The technique that we all know is very simple: soak a cotton pad with nail polish remover, rub it all over the place to remove the nail polish. The result: pigment deposits in the nail bed and on the cuticles, and the rubbing process even leaves traces on the nail itself. This is not necessarily a problem when the nail polish used is beige. But as soon as you start using darker colors like blue or red, these will definitely leave behind traces.

So, how does one properly use nail polish remover?

  • Take a cotton pad and cut it into 6-8 pieces using scissors.
  • Completely soak the pieces in nail polish remover. By the way, I suggest that you use a dispenser for the nail polish remover, like the ones from Peggy Sage. They are very convenient. With it you avoid accidentally spilling your nail polish remover (we’ve all been there).
  • Place one piece of cotton on each nail.
  • Tap each piece for at least 20 seconds to allow the nail polish remover to thoroughly penetrate the nail polish.
  • Leave the cotton pieces on the nail for a few minutes while lightly tapping them
  • The thicker and more pigmented you nail polish is, the longer it will take to fully penetrate.
  • Pull off the cotton pieces one by one, starting from the base of the nail. If you left it on for long enough, the nail polish should be completely removed. If not, leave the cotton pieces on a few minutes longer. This way, the nail polish is completely removed in one go without pigmenting the nail or the skin.
  • To remove the remaining nail polish on the sides of the nail, simply wrap some cotton around a boxwood stick and soak the cotton with nail polish remover. This makes it easier to reach those spots under the nails or in the corners.
  • Finally, soak a last piece of cotton with nail polish remover and go over each nail one more time.
  • Don’t forget to wash your hands directly afterwards, because even nail polish removers without acetone are toxic and flammable.

Nail polish remover always damages the top layer of the nail and dries out the skin. So don’t forget to apply oil to the cuticles and cream to your hands after washing them.

And you, do you have any tips about it ?

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