How Long Does It Take For Nail Polish To Dry?
In most cases, after painting your nails they will take 20-30 minutes to dry to a tacky finish. This means they will no longer be fully wet but they can still smudge if you run your nails into something. It can take 45 minutes to an hour before the polish is 100% dry and you are free to go about your day and touch your nails to things or wash your hands. For the easiest time waiting for them to dry, consider painting your nails before you watch a movie, take a long car drive, or do something else that will have you staying still for a while. To speed up the process, you can blow on your nails, use a blowdryer over them, or purchase a quick-drying top coat which will speed up the drying time considerably.
How To Remove Nail Polish?
Removing nail polish is simple! All you’ll need is a nail polish remover of your choice and cotton balls or cotton rounds. Cotton rounds with a rough or grippy side will be especially helpful if you are wearing a long-lasting polish or a polish with glitter or other hard-to-remove polishes. If you’re wearing a gel-type polish, it might be necessary to purchase an acetone polish remover which will be a stronger, more alcohol-based remover. Once you have your supplies, wet the cotton round or ball with your remover and then rub it over each of your nails, applying gentle pressure until the nail is clean. Once the nail polish has all been removed, wash your hands well and then apply a moisturizing lotion because nail polish remover can dry out the skin.