9 Tricks to Remove Your Nail Polish without Using Acetone


If you are a nail paint lover who likes to change her nail colors every now and then, it is quite obvious that you also use commercial nail polish removers repeatedly. But almost each and every nail polish remover available in the market contains ‘acetone’, which is a noxious chemical compound posing lots of health risks to us. Well, in this article, we are going to tell you about some risk-free, easy and convenient ways to remove your nail polish without using acetone. Here we go:


Remove Your Nail Polish without Using Acetone

1. Hot Water

Take a medium-sized bowl full of slightly hot water (it should not burn your skin) and dip your fingers into it. You need to soak them at least for 15 minutes or until your nail paint gets soft and loose enough to come off. Take the fingers out of the water and rub gently the nails with a soft, dry piece of cloth.

2. Vinegar and Lemon Juice

Pour some white vinegar into a small bowl and squeeze out the juice of a fresh lemon in it. Take as cotton stick and soak its tip into this mixture. Now, press it gently against your painted nails anywhere between 10 to 20 seconds. Finally, wipe the nails nicely with a cotton pad.


3. Spray Deodorant

If you use spray deodorant, you can make use of it for removing polish from your fingernails too. Just spray it on each of your nails (hold the bottle at such a distance that the nozzle remains very close to the nails) and then, rub them gently with a cotton pad until all the paint goes away.

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4. Body Spray

Just like the spray deodorant, your favorite body spray can also be used to eliminate the old paint from your nails. The application procedure is absolutely similar to the previous one and both of them work in the same manner as there is no difference in their properties.

5. Perfume

If you are a perfume person, give it a try for removing polish from your fingernails too. All you need to do is soak a cotton ball in it and rub that thoroughly on your painted nails. This way, the polish should be removed very easily.

6. Hair Spray

Your hair spray can also be a great solution for acetone-free nail paint removal. Spray it on your nails and wipe off the paint by rubbing gently yet thoroughly with a cotton ball. However, make sure that you start the wiping part immediately or the nails may get dry.

Remove Your Nail Polish without Using Acetone

7. Another Nail Paint

How about making use of another nail paint (either a very dark color or a clear / transparent top coat) to get rid of the old one from your nails? Just apply it all over your painted nails and wipe them away with a cotton swab as soon as possible. Do not let the new coat of paint get dry.

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8. Toothpaste

There are certain toothpastes that can be used as an acetone-free remover for your fingernail polish. You have to apply it to your nails and rub them slowly with a soft piece of cotton.

9. Hand Sanitizer

It has been found that hand sanitizer can help eliminate old nail paint easily. Squeeze out a little of the product and apply all over your nails. Rub them with your fingertips for some time so that they become completely free from the polish. Finally, rinse off your hands with plain water.

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