The Best Nail Hacks to Dry and Remove Polish Quick

Instagram and Pinterest are full of gorgeous, drool-worthy photos of nails that we all dream we could do. With so much work involved in having a perfect set of nails, it can be difficult to find the time to actually get the designs we crave. Salons are expensive, and if you want to save money on your manicures, here are some of the best ways to cut costs and still look fantastic.

How to Dry Your Nails Fast Without Nail Polish Remover

If you want to get your nails to dry fast, these great hacks will help cut drying time in half so you can get out the door and be on with your day.

Ice Water – Prior to painting your nails, fill a bowl with water and ice cubes. Once you’ve finished painting your nails, dip them in the water for a minute, then remove. The cold makes the nail polish dry faster and also helps keeps your polish smooth when setting.

Blow Dryer – Use the cool setting on your blow dryer, and zap them dry. Who needs to go to the salon now?

PAM spray – Pam, which is used for cooking, is a great substitute if you don’t want to buy pricy nail drying spray at the beauty supply store. Simply spray your nails after your top coat.

Freezer  – If you don’t have time to do the ice water method, you can just stick your nails in the freezer briefly to make the polish dry faster. The cold temperature will do the trick.

Top Coat – A top coat is made especially to speed up the drying process of nail polish. Try Insta-Dri Anti Chip Top Coat by Sally Hansen, which makes any nail polish die within 30 seconds.

Remove Polish Quickly 

Make a mistake or just tired of your nail polish, but don’t have the time to use nail polish remover? Here are easy ways to remove your nail polish in a few minutes.

Spray Deodorant – Grab a can of spray deodorant, and spray it as close to the nails as possible then wipe your nails clean with a soft cloth or napkin. You may have to repeat, but it’s quicker than dipping a bunch of cotton balls in nail polish remover.

Hair Spray – Hair spray has the same chemicals as spray deodorants and can help remove polish.

Warm Water  – Cold water helps set your nails, and warm water helps remove nail color. Dip your nails for a minute in a slightly warm bowl of water, then wipe clean.

Hand Sanitizer –  You can use hand sanitizer to quickly remove nail polish by dipping some on a cotton ball, then dabbing on your nails in a circular motion. The hand sanitizer has alcohol just like nail polish remover and your nail polish should come right off.

Whether it’s a French manicure, glitter nail polish, shellac or any other type of nail polish, we all need to get our nails to dry quickly once painted.

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