As far as artificial nail enhancements go, acrylic nails are among the most popular &mdash; but they&rsquo;re not without downsides. If acrylics are not applied and removed properly, this can lead to nail breaking, thinness, brittleness, peeling and splitting over time. If you&rsquo;re searching for the best way to remove your acrylics or your nail beds are in desperate need of a nail detox post-acrylics, you&rsquo;ve come to the right place. Ahead, we share helpful tips for nail maintenance so you can nurse your nails back to tip-top shape after they&rsquo;ve been put through the wringer.Cut Your NailsFirst things first, cut your nails as short as possible. If your nails are damaged, you&rsquo;ll want to keep them trimmed to help reduce the chance of breakage and splitting. Once you&rsquo;ve reached your desired length, file them into the shape of your choice.Nourish Your CuticlesNext, get your cuticles back in good shape. Healthy-looking cuticles are a must for gorgeous nails, so you&rsquo;ll want to pay extra attention during this step. Gently push them back with a stick and apply a cuticle oil like the Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil. Apply it twice a day, or as needed.Editor&rsquo;s tip: We like to keep a cuticle oil at our desks so that we can remember to apply throughout the day.