How to Remove SNS Nails at Home
Easy Tips and Methods for Quick Removal of SNS Nails!
You don’t need to visit a salon to remove your SNS Dip Powder nails, you can do it in the comfort of your own home.
With a few tools and the right process, you can do it yourself.
If you need to remove your SNS Nails, read our in-depth article where we share the best methods for safely removing SNS nails without damaging your natural nails.
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Here’s How to remove SNS Nails at Home:
There are several methods for removing SNS nails at home but the easiest and most effective is with Acetone.
This is the method that most salons also use.
Before we go into the step by step process of removing SNS nails with acetone, lets quickly define what SNS nails are.
What are SNS Nails?
SNS stands for Signature Nail System and they have become widely popular for a few different reasons.
Unlike a gel manicure, SNS nails do less damage to your skin, don’t require UV or LED light to dry, and they help strengthen your nails while still giving the appearance of a gel-like manicure.
The powder is also infused with calcium and other vitamins, such as vitamin E, that are meant to help strengthen your nails.
SNS nails are applied with a gel base and then dipped into a powder.
After being dipped in the powder, the nail hardens rapidly.
The dip powder is thinner on the nail than other manicures; giving a natural, strong, and flexible appearance.
The lightweight feeling of the SNS nails while still providing strength is a satisfying bonus.
It also requires little to no drying time.
Now that you now what SNS Nails are, let’s get into the details of removing them.
To remove SNS Nails at home, you will need the following items:
- 100% acetone
- Cotton balls
- Aluminum Foil
- Nail Files/Nail buffer
Step One: Buff off the Top Layer
The first step to remove your SNS Dip Nails is to buff the to layer of polish.
Rather than using a professional filling tool like at the salon, you can use a nail buffer like the one by OPI.
You’ll need to gently remove the gel top coat (the glossy layer) off the SNS on all of your nails with the OPI Brilliance buffer.
Step Two: Soak in Acetone + Wrap in Foil
Next you want to soak a cotton ball or cotton pads in an acetone based nail polish remover.
The Sally Hansen Gel Polish remover is especially formulated for SNS nails.
Start by soaking the cotton balls or cotton pads in the acetone nail polish remover and place them directly on each of your nails.
Wrap each finger in foil and let them soak for a few minutes.
After a few minutes remove the foil off one nail and see if the polish easily comes off.
If not, put the foil back on and let them soak a little longer.
Don’t be surprised if you have to wait at least 15 to 20 minutes for the acetone to dissolve the hardened SNS powder.
Step Three: Gently Remove Polish
Remove the foil and slightly press/rub the cotton pad over your nail in order to wipe off the dissolved dipping powder.