How to Keep Acrylic Nails Clean

by Contributor

You go to a lot of trouble to maintain your acrylic nails, but all your work is for nothing if they aren't kept sparkling clean. Fortunately this is easy to do.

Items you will need

  • Nail brush
  • Antibacterial hand soap
  • Gloves
Step 1

Wear gloves when doing chores around the house. This will keep debris out from under your nails. Anything that gets under your nails such as food, dirt or other substances should be removed promptly.

Step 2

Scrub your nails with a nail brush and antibacterial soap at least once a day—more if you notice dirt or particles under them. Scrub under the nails as well as scrubbing the tops.

Step 3

Wash your hands regularly with antibacterial soap throughout the day to keep your hands and nails sanitized. Make sure that you dry your hands and under your nails thoroughly when you are finished washing them.

Step 4

Keep a nail brush with you when you leave home. This will allow you to keep your nails clean while you are on the go.

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