Here's How to Safely Remove Acrylic Nails at Home, According to a Pro
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By day 11 of wearing acrylic nails, your fingertips might start to feel uncomfortable — borderline painful — from having the heavy material sitting on top of them for so long. But before you try picking, peeling, or prying them off, consider the damage that you'll be doing. Luckily, there's a safer way.
First, know that attempting to remove your acrylics at home without the proper tools can weaken and damage your nail, according to professional manicurist and Gelish Educator Danielle Candido. "It literally pulls pieces of the nail off with [the polish] if you remove [them] improperly," she previously told POPSUGAR.
The best way to remove your acrylics is to have a licensed technician do it for you, but if that's not an option for you, consider trying a safer way to do so than ripping them off. Celebrity nail artist Elle, who has done the nails of Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Chastain, is walking us through the best way to remove acrylic nails at home, ahead.