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Removing Pesky Water Based Nail Polish

Remover for Water Based Nail Polishes

Remover for Water Based Nail Polishes

So you finally found a brand of water based nail polish you like. And it lasted well on your nails. But now that it is time to remove it, the polish does not want to budge. What to do? Luckily, I have some useful tips for removing pesky water based nail polish.

Keep in mind that water based nail polish and regular nail polish are made out of different ingredients. Regular nail polish contains chemical solvents such as acetone, butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, or toluene. Regular nail polish can be removed with nail polish removers containing the same or similar solvents.

However, water based nail polish is made mostly of water and does not contain any of these solvents. Traditional nail polish remover is therefore ineffective at removing water based nail polish. Instead, you should choose a nail polish remover from one of the water based nail polish lines. These removers are often healthier. They may be water, soy, or corn alcohol based.

After choosing a remover meant for water based nail polish, follow these steps:

  • Remove water based nail polish immediately after a warm bath or shower. Otherwise, start by soaking your nails in warm water for five minutes.
  • Use either textured cotton rounds or fabric along with the remover. Fluffy cotton balls do not have enough texture.
  • Soak a cotton pad in remover and swipe the remover across each nail. Allow the remover to soak in for approximately 1 minute.
  • Hold a cotton pad soaked in remover on your nail for a few seconds.
  • Then swipe each nail with remover for a bit. Keep alternating nails.
  • Once there is only a little bit of water based nail polish left on your nails, soak your hands in warm water and use a wooden cuticle stick to scrape off the rest.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Moisturize your cuticles with jojoba oil.

For more information about using water based nail polish, visit the Pretty Painted Nails Water Based Nail Polish Blog.

One comment on “Removing Pesky Water Based Nail Polish

  1. Pingback: Nail Polish Removers for Water Based Nail Polishes « Water Based Nail Polish

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