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    6 Hacks To Remove Nail Paint When You Don't Have A Remover

    Out of nail paint remover but want to remove your chipped polish? Here are some tips and tricks you can use. 
    • Shivanshi Tomer
    • Editorial
    Updated at - 2020-09-19,13:05 IST
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    Your hands surely look stunning with perfectly glazed nail paint all over your nails. The sad part is that it doesn’t last long and starts chipping after a week. Chipped nails not only look displeasing but also makes your hands look unsightly. To make matters worse, most people chip the remaining nail paint using their nails. This will leave your nails dry and they might develop scratches. The next time you wish to remove your nail polish and don’t have a remover handy, here are a few hacks that might come to your rescue.  


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    For the first hack, all you need is a toothpaste and an old toothbrush. Just apply drops of toothpaste on your nails, wet your brush, and gently scrub your nails. Make sure you scrub just the nails, as the bristles of the brush might harm the skin. The presence of ethyl acetate in the paste will remove your nail paint in no time. This chemical is also present in nail paint removers.  

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    Vinegar And Lemon

    Vinegar can also help in removing the nail paint if you are running out of remover. To begin with, soak your hands in warm water for 5-10 minutes. Now take two tablespoons of vinegar and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Stir it and soak a cotton ball in it. Now use this cotton ball to remove the paint. You might need to press the cotton ball on your nails, as it might take a little longer for the vinegar to remove the paint. You can also try rubbing a lemon slice on your nails if you have bits of chipped nail paint (Easy DIYs To Fix Broken Nails) on your nails. 

    Hand Sanitiser

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    One thing which must be available in abundance in every household nowadays must be hand sanitiser. We have all been using it to keep our hands clean, so why not use it to remove nail paint? Hand sanitiser contains rubbing alcohol, which will help in removing the paint off your nails. Just drop some sanitiser on your nails and quickly use a cotton ball to rub it. You might need to repeat this process 3-4 times. Make sure you wash your hands and apply a hand cream after you are done, in order to prevent your hands from drying.

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    Hairspray too contains rubbing alcohol, which can help in getting rid of chipped nail paint. Just spray some of it on your nails and use a cotton swab to wipe it off. You need to be quick with it, as the cotton might stick to your nails and create a mess. Hairspray should be your last resort, in case nothing else works or you don’t have any other alternative. 


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    Another beauty product that can replace your remover is perfume. All you need to do is spray some of it on your nails and use a cotton pad to rub it off. If you do not wish to waste your favourite perfume, then it is recommended that you use a perfume which you don’t like much. You might need repeated sprays for the nail paint to come off completely. 

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    You can also use a deodorant instead of perfume. Keep spraying deo on your nails and rub lightly. Make sure you don’t rub violently, as it might harm the skin surrounding the nail.  

    Most of these products contain alcohol in some form, which is why they are effective in removing nail paint.  

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    Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at