Many times we own the fanciest makeup and skincare items but forget to restock even the most basic stuff simply because we are careless like that. But, on a serious note, we all have gone through it some time or the other. You are running doing preparations for a special event and you run out of your nail paint remover. Sounds like a nightmare, right? We agree.
However, there are some alternatives to our age-old nail paint removers that can help us to get out of such situations. Keep scrolling to know which one is easily available in your house.
1.) Hand Sanitizer:
If we have recommended this ten months back not all of us would have it in our purse but now, not even one of us would have to scroll down to the second point to know some other alternative. However, we suggest you know other alternatives as well. Now, since a hand sanitizer contains a good percentage of alcohol it can very well act as a nail paint remover. Just take some on a cotton ball and rub it on your nails.
2.) Vinegar and Lemon Juice:
The next one in our list is two very simple ingredients straight from your kitchen shelf. Even lemon juice is capable of removing the nail paint but in case it didn’t work for you you can try soaking your nails in a mixture of lemon juice and vinegar for a good 5 to 7 minutes.
Ever wondered what that weird smell in your nail paint remover is? Well, that is a chemical compound called ethyl acetate. The same compound is present in toothpaste as well and thus, you can replace the remover with toothpaste in case of an emergency.
4.) Another Nail paint:
Yes, this might seem a little confusing but a layer of another nail paint on your already painted nails can help to remove it. Thinking how? Take the bottle of new nail paint, apply on your nails and before it starts to set and dry take a towel and wipe it off.
Some rubbing alcohol or regular alcohol works perfectly fine as a nail polish remover and if you are worried about ruining your nails you don’t need to worry. Soak your nails in a bowl of lukewarm water until your nails are nice and moist after which take some alcohol and rub it on your nails. You will see the process has become easier than ever and takes much less time.
Are nail paint removers bad for your nails?
Another major reason why we thought of giving you alternatives for the nail paint removers available in the market is that they are not the best thing to apply on your nails. These have some really bad chemicals that are used for purposes such as paint thinning, glue etc. Hence, they have bad effects on your nails and it is important to take care of them. However, it is also true that the acetone used in nail paint removers are safer than any other solvents that can aid in removing your nail paint. Thus, the best way to go about removing your nail paint would be to switch between a nail paint remover and above mentioned alternatives.