5 Beauty Hacks For Removing Nail Paint When You Run Out Of Remover

5 Beauty Hacks For Removing Nail Paint When You Run Out Of Remover

By Samprita on 13 Apr 2023
Senior Digital Editor

Chipped nail paint can be very irritating, especially when like the current COVID-19 lockdown, or times when you have run out of nail polish remover. It looks disturbing and can seriously affect your nail game strong. Well, if you ever find yourself in a situation like this, this article is just for you.


Here, we are going to tell you about a few alternatives that can be useful during times like these. Whether you run out of nail paint remover or simply forgot to carry it while travelling, here's how you can remove your nail polish anytime-anywhere.


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Toothpaste contains ethyl acetate, which a common ingredient present in nail paint removers. Use white toothpaste to remove your nail paint. Take a blob of toothpaste and apply small amounts on all your nails. Scrub your nails with an old toothbrush or soft tissue to remove the nail paint.

Hand sanitizer

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The chances of carrying a hand sanitizer with you at all times are more than carrying a nail polish remover. Especially with the outbreak of coronavirus disease, we need to have one with us at all times.  The good part is that most sanitizers contain alcohol in them which acts as a great solvent to soften the nail polish. Soak your nails in lukewarm water to soften them, wet a cotton ball with some sanitizer and wipe off the nail paint. Voila! Your nail paint will be all gone.


Vinegar and lemon

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Vinegar is acidic in nature and is commonly used as a household cleanser. When combined with lemon, which is also acidic, become more effective and gets the job done easily. Mix vinegar and lemon & let the cotton soak in it for 10-20 minutes. Use the cotton ball on nails to get rid of the nail paint.


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Another way to remove your nail paint is by using a deodorant. Spray it directly on your nails and rub it with a cotton ball. This will take some time so this will take more than one try.


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Hairsprays that consist of rubbing alcohol is the next best option to a nail polish remover. All you have to do is to take a cotton ball and place it directly on the nozzle of the hairspray and then simply swipe the cotton ball over your nails. Repeat the step until the chipped nail paint comes off completely. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly and apply tons of moisturiser later.


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