If there is one thing that us women don’t like is having to leave home with a chipped nail polish. What’s even worse is when our nail polish is gone and we haven’t bought a new bottle yet. This is going to be frustrating to be sure but what can you do? Instead of having a low grade panic that you’re going to look poorly kept, why don’t you check your pantry to find ingredients that can help remove your nail polish naturally. Is there such a thing? Well, here are a few options for you to try.

Lemon

If you have lemon in your kitchen, then you are in luck because you can use this fruit to remove your nail polish easily. It’s not even hard to use because the only thing that you need to do is to rub a few slices of lemon on your nails so that the juice will seep into your nails then remove with a cotton ball. To make this natural solution even more effective, soak your fingers in a bowl with lukewarm water and soap for about 3 to 5 minutes to soften the nail polish. Use the lemon slice to remove nail polish then apply moisturizer after.

Warm water

Another way for you to remove nail polish naturally is to use warm water. Soak your fingers in a bowl of warm water for about 20 to 25 minutes. This will help soften your nail polish. Rub your nails afterwards with dry cloth to remove the nail polish. Make sure that the water is warm and not hot to avoid injuring yourself in the process.

Vinegar

Another solution to try when removing nail polish naturally is vinegar. The acidic nature of vinegar can help break down your stubborn nail polish so that you will be able to remove it in a jiffy. Mix equal parts of vinegar and lemon juice and set aside. Soak your nails in a bowl of warm water first for 10 to 15 minutes. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and press on your nail for 10 to 20 seconds. This will help dissolve the nail polish. Wipe the colors off your nails with the cotton ball.

Body spray

Can’t find your nail remover? Grab your body spray to remove any nail polish present. Position the spray a few centimeters from your nails then spray. Use a cotton ball to remove any nail polish on your nails. Repeat the steps on all of your nails.

Alcohol

If you don’t have any vinegar or lemon juice on hand, another possible solution that can help you remove your nail polish is rubbing alcohol. One reason behind this is that it doesn’t have too much harsh chemicals present compared to those that are found in commercial nail polish removers. You will need to soak your nails in lukewarm water first for more than 20 minutes then soak your cotton ball with alcohol. Wipe it on your nails to remove the nail polish that is there. Do the same for all of your fingernails until the nail polish is removed.

Dark nail polish

Who would have thought that applying dark nail polish on already existing color can also help you remove the nail polish? Just apply the darker nail polish then remove it quickly. This will help remove the older layer of nail polish.

Hand sanitizer

Well, this is one nail polish remover hack that you are sure to have lying around your home or your bag even. Just put a small amount of hand sanitizer on your nails then wipe it off with some cotton balls. You will find that it is easier to get rid of any nail polish residue because of this.

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