5 Ways that Nail Polish Remover Pads are a Game Changer for Nail Polish Lovers

Tiny chips or cracks in [nail polish can] harbour bacteria. [Studies have shown] that polished nails more than four days old [have] more bacteria [than] freshly polished nails- Jason G Goldman, BBC 

I’ve got to admit that it’s been a long time since I bought nail polish. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I don’t like wearing nail polish. I get manicures and pedicures occasionally to treat myself and love choosing a vibrant shade to brighten up my day.

The thing is, I tend to forget to remove it once it starts chipping or growing out (especially on my toes). There’s really nothing more irritating than a chipped nail. I don’t mean aesthetically, rather that is becomes an invitation to start picking at the remaining polish!

Peeling away nail polish can actually do real damage to your fingernails. The top layer of your nail can come away with the polish and this causes your nails to become weak and unhealthy.

The traditional way to take off nail color is to use liquid nail polish remover and cotton balls. This method tends to be really messy and smelly, so it’s really something that should be done in the privacy of your own bathroom! 

Cue nail polish remover pads!

Believe it or not, but I had no idea that there was even such a thing. That is up until a few months ago.

Nail polish remover pads are small disposable cloths that have been pre-moistened with a cleaning solution. To prevent the wipes from drying out and maintain hygiene they are individually wrapped.

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I’ll Take Nail Polish Remover Pads over Liquid Remover Anytime!

And here are my top five reasons why:

1. I Can Use Them on the Go

I keep a stash of nail polish remover wipes in my bathroom cupboard as well as my purse. This means I’ll never be caught short if i need to fix up my nails or fight the urge to pick or peel. I can also be another woman’s savior when they find themselves in a chipped-nail-polish situation!

Nail polish remover wipes are also really easy to take traveling. So don’t be scared to try out some new colors on your next vacation!

2. They Don’t Cost the Earth (Literally)!

I’m pretty environmentally conscious, so normally I’m reluctant to buy single-use, disposable products. However, there are times when hygiene and practicality have to take priority. So, in the case of wipes, I look for ones that are at made from eco-friendly materials and are biodegradable.

Disposing of wipes is just as important. Check the packaging, but unless the product clearly specifies that it can be flushed down the toilet, simply toss it into the trash. It will break down over time. Incorrect disposal can be devastating to waterways and the environment.

3. Dark Colors and Glitter be Gone!

All nail polish aficionados will know that to get a good result with deep, intensely colored or glitter polish you need to apply multiple layers. And removing those many layers normally means going through half a bottle of nail polish remover and twenty-plus cotton balls!

With good quality nail polish remover wipes, it should only take one to effectively take even the most stubborn polish off all ten fingernails or toenails. 

4. No More Fuzzies

How annoying is it to find those tiny fibers all over your fingernails when you use cotton balls to remove your polish?

Even worse, have you ever used a facial tissue or toilet paper to try and get your polish off? They quickly become a big soggy mess and disintegrate before you can even get your first nail clean.

For lint-free removal, make sure your nail polish remover wipes are made from materials that leaves no trace of fibers behind.

5. I Can Care For My Nails Between Manicures

Keeping your nails constantly polished can damage your nails because they don’t get a chance to breathe.

Taking off your nail polish with a remover that is enriched with vitamins and oils will act as the first step in treating, strengthening and nourishing your nail bed.

Continue your treatment with a moisturizing hand cream and keep your nails bare and clean for at least a few days before applying polish again.


Have you tried nail polish remover wipes? Let me know your experiences in the comments. If you’d love to try some for yourself, simply click on the link below to visit the Savvy Travelers’ shop.


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