While painting your nails, nail polish can easily find its way to your skin no matter how perfect you try to do it, or maybe your 3-year-old kid found it necessary to paint her lips and face with nail polish. In such a situation, nail polish remover is not the solution. Even if it is by far the best method of removing nail polish from skin, it contains a chemical known as acetone which makes it very harsh and drying on the skin, especially the young skin which is more sensitive and vulnerable. So, other methods can you use to get nail polish off the skin?
1. Using Non-acetone Nail Polish Remover
As I had said earlier, nail polish remover is very drying and harsh on the sensitive and young skin. However, some nail polish removers that do not contain acetone. Though they can be stubborn to use, they will be gentle on the young and sensitive skin.
Wet a cotton ball or ear bud with the nail polish remover and begin to rub the nail polish off the skin. Remember, nail polish is more adhesive to the nails than the skin, so much of it will peel off.
Now wash the skin water and liquid soap to eliminate any traces of the nail polish remover. Pat dry the skin and moisturize using cream or jelly.
2. Baby oil, coconut oil, or olive oil
When trying to remove nail polish on sensitive skin and areas such as the face, these oils will be of much help. Dampen a small part of a clean, soft towel with baby oil, coconut oil, or olive and begin to rub the affected area gently. The oil should dissolve the nail polish making it come off.
After all the polish is removed, wash the skin with liquid soap and water to get rid of any oil residue. Apart from just removing the nail hardener, these oils soften and nourish the skin.
3. Using warm water
Warm water is a simple and natural remedy for getting nail polish off the skin. When using warm water to remove nail polish from skin, you can choose to remove the nail polish when it is still wet or allow it to dry.
Soak or rub the affected area with warm soapy water for about 5 minutes. Use a dry cloth to gently scrub the nail polish, if the polish does not come off easily, consider soaking the affected area in warm water again for a minute or two.
4. Lemon and Vinegar
If you don’t want to touch that sensitive and young skin with acetone-prepared nail polish remover, you can use vinegar mixed with lemon juice to remove the nail polish from skin.
Mix equal amounts of lemon juice with vinegar, pat the skin with a wet cloth for 5 to 10 minutes. If it is the fingers, soak them in warm water for around 10 minutes. Remove fingers from the mixture and dry. Dip a cotton ball or ear bud into the mixture and use it to rub off the nail polish.
5. Body spray
Body sprays contain ingredients that have the ability to remove almost anything that cannot be cleaned easily. For this reason, body spray can also be used to remove nail polish from skin.
Let the nail polish dry completely on the skin then use something rough to scratch it off. Now spritz some body spray directly on the skin and immediately begin to rub off the nail polish using a cotton ball.
6. Hair spray
Just like the body spray, your hair spray contains ingredients that can help remove nail polish off from skin. Spray it directly on the affected skin and immediately use a cotton ball to rub off the nail polish. Repeat this process until all the polish is removed. Wash the skin with soap and soap and water to completely remove the hair spray.
Toothpaste can as well help you remove nail polish from skin. Smear a small amount of white toothpaste on the affected skin and scrub using a piece of cloth or old brush. The tooth paste should pull out all the nail polish.
Perfume, body spray and hair spray will all work the same when it comes to removing nail polish from skin. So, if you cannot access a body or hair spray, the perfume will also be of great help. To remove nail polish from skin using perfume, follow the same procedures we used on body and hair spray.
9. Using Glue
This method works by preventing nail polish from sticking on the skin. So, it will be effective if you have not painted your nails yet. In this method, you will require a small paintbrush or maybe an eyeshadow brush and somewhere to pour your glue. Any white paper glue will do, but Elmer’s glue works best.
Dip the tip of the brush inside the glue and begin painting the glue around the nails. Wait 2-5 minutes for the glue to dry and now start painting the nails with your desired nail polish. Let the nails to dry and eventually peel off the glue.
Now that you know how to get rid of nail polish off skin using various methods, I bet you will have no trouble when you run out of nail polish remover or when you kid decides to paint her face using your nail polish.