Dark colored polishes can leave your nails stained, looking yellow or discolored. Because you cannot keep them polished forever, and if you want to use a clear polish or French manicure, yellow nails can become a big problem. Here are 6 of the best ways how to return your nails to normal.
Use these tricks with some ingredients that you can find at home to easily whiten your nails.
Using toothpaste to whiten your nails is easy and it works. With a baby toothbrush apply a small amount of toothpaste on your nails and scrub for 1-2 minutes. Depending on how stained and yellow your nails are, you may need to repeat this technique for a several times. It is best to use white colored toothpaste works and also you can add some baking soda for better results.
Lemon Juice & Baking Soda
In a plastic bowl, add fresh squeezed lemon and then add baking soda. Blend the mixture until you get a nice harsh paste-like texture. Use an old toothbrush to scrub your nails with this mixture for about 2-3 minutes, and then wash your nails. If needed repeat the techniques once again. Be very careful if you have any small cuts near your nails, because lemon may irritate your skin and cause pain.
3% Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda
Mix small amount of 3% hydrogen peroxide and baking soda until you’ve got a paste-like texture. Cover your nails with this mixture and leave it on for about 3 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Commercial Denture Cleaner
Dissolve a few cleansing tablets in warm water, and soak your nails in it for about 5 minutes. You will definitely be amazed by the results.
Nail Whitening Pencil
Apply nail whitening pencil under the tips of your nails to make them look healthier. It looks almost like a french manicure, even more natural. You can try Flowery Nail White Pencil
Prevent your nails from getting stained or yellow in the first place by using a base coat, before to apply a colored nail polish.
Remember, that most of these techniques to whiten your nails can dry your hands out, so apply a good moisturizing hand cream, once you’re finished.