Say goodbye to the chemical solvents that poison your home!
Our nails do not emerge unharmed from the use of nail varnish remover, which has the effect of drying them and weakening them. But they are not the only ones: our nostrils and our lungs, take a blow. Not to mention the toxic odor that persists in the garbage once your cottons are discarded, which you have the pleasure to smell every time you open it … Is it possible to remove nail varnish without solvent? Good news, girls, the answer is yes!
1/ With white vinegar and lemon
White vinegar is known to be an excellent household cleaner, but did you know that it could also act as a solvent? Mixed with a little lemon, its acidity rate may well help you to dislodge your most persistent varnish.
1/ Pour in a bowl, a glass of white vinegar and the juice of a lemon or orange.
2/ Soak your fingers in the mixture for about 10 to 15 minutes, scratching the varnish to help eliminate it faster.
2/ With whitening toothpaste
Whitening toothpastes can remove traces of varnish by diluting them. Added to baking soda, their action is even more effective.
1/ Mix 5 good hazelnuts size knobs of whitening toothpaste with baking soda.
2/ Apply a dab of this mixture on each nail and rub with an old toothbrush.
3/ With hydrogen peroxide
1/ Mix two volumes of hydrogen peroxide with one volume of hot water
2/ Soak your fingers for 10 minutes in the mixture. For more effective results, the water must be very hot (without burning yourself).
3/ While soaking, you can take advantage of it to scratch a little the varnish with your fingers to speed up the process.
The more concentrated the alcohol, the more your varnish will be removed easily. For example, you can use hair spray, perfume, hydroalcoholic solutions, but also vodka or gin to remove your nail polish! Provided you are patient: you will need to soak your nails in this liquid for at least 20 minutes to get good results.