How to Get Rid of Plantar Warts With Nail Polish

While warts are usually harmless, they can be painful and unattractive. One of the most popular ways to remove plantar warts is by using nail polish. 

This method has been around for centuries and works quite well. The process is simple and painless and is a great way to speed up the process of removing a wart. 

Reading this, you may be surprised to think that nail polish can help to remove a wart. After all, when thinking about nail polish it seems more likely that you would use nail polish to fix a broken nail.

But, we can assure you that this process is easier than figuring out what to do when your nail falls off.  

In this article, we will be discussing a step-by-step on how to get rid of plantar warts with nail polish. 

What This Article Covers:

How to Use Nail Polish for Warts

how to remove a planters wart with nail polish

The process of using nail polish to remove warts is very simple. 

Firstly, you want to make sure that you use clear nail polish for this wart removal process. Secondly, before you touch anywhere near the wart, you should wash your hands thoroughly.

Once the above is done, the first step is to apply a few coats of clear nail polish onto the wart so that it is completely covered. Then, let the nail polish dry completely. 

Repeat this step every second day for at least two to three weeks. 

The speed at which this process works will vary from person to person. For some people, the wart may be gone in a few days, whereas for others it may take a few weeks.

How Does Removing Warts With Nail Polish Work?

Using clear nail polish is said to suffocate the wart. It deprives the skin of oxygen which causes the skin cells and virus that causes the wart to “die”, essentially causing the wart to disappear. 

Is Nail Polish Really Effective in Removing Warts?

Some people use nail polish for skin tags or even to touch up tears in a pantyhose, but doctors do not reccomend to put any sorts of nail polishes on your skin for any reason. 

Removing warts with nail polish is a lot less common, so we don’t blame you if you may be a bit skeptical. 

You will be surprised as to how many people use nail polish to do this, and how many success stories have come out of it. 

As with many home remedies, though, the effectiveness largely depends on the person who is affected, and the severity. 

There definitely are cases where people have found removing warts with nail polish to be extremely effective.

But, we would still strongly recommend consulting a dermatologist for help and guidance.

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Make Sure That Your Nail Polish Is Toxin Free

If you are happy to go ahead and make use of nail polish to try and remove your wart, please make sure that the nail polish you are using is nontoxic like ours. 

Dermatologists do not recommend using any harmful chemical toxins on your skin. Unfortunately, many nail polish brands still produce nail polishes that are riddled with toxic chemicals. 

The only reason that we endorse the use of nail polish to remove warts is that our nail polish is free of toxins and harsh chemicals. 

At Orly, we use more natural and nourishing ingredients in our natural nail polish than most other brands. Our products are toxic-free, don’t contain harsh chemicals, and aren’t harmful to your skin.

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