How to Whiten Nails Are you afraid of showing off your nails because they are stained? Do you wear nail paints often and repaint your nails so that nobody can see your yellow, stained nails? No matter how much nail polish remover you douse over your fingers with, you always end up having a yellow tinge? Fret not, because we have you covered by finding a solution for your stained nails.
Many reasons take away the natural color of your nails and make them yellowish. One of them is painting your nails excessively. But nail polish isn’t always the reason. The yellowing and staining of nails might be due to nail infection or serious underlying health issues. Consult a doctor right away if any nail whitening remedies aren’t working on your nails.
We are sharing some home remedies that will brighten your nails like stars; let’s begin:
Lemon Juice and baking soda.
These ingredients have previously been a winner in many whitening remedies like teeth whitening and bleaching skin. It brightens the underneath of the skin and makes the nail spotless. Things you need to do this remedy are a toothbrush, an empty bowel, lemon, and baking soda. Squeeze a lemon into the bowl and baking soda. Mix till you get a nice grainy paste-like texture. Pick up your old toothbrush and scrub the mixture over your nail for about 4 minutes. Rinse, and do it again if the stains still persist. Avoid using this remedy if you have cuts near your nails because lemons are very acidic.
Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
Another simple yet effective combination. add one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and one tablespoon baking soda in 125 ml of hot water. Mix the solution, so all the ingredients dissolve completely. Dip your nails in the bowl containing whitening solution for about 5 minutes or more. Rinse with water. Moisturize your hands and nails very well because hydrogen peroxide makes the skin dry.
Soaking your nails in denture cleaner help inefficient removal of stains. Denture cleaners contain sodium hypochlorite, which is a trivial bleaching agent. Sodium hypochlorite can remove the strain from any hard surface. Buy denture tablets from the market. Put this tablet in a bowl containing warm water. When the tablet is dissolved completely, soak your fingers on the bowl for at least 5 minutes. Rinse your hands with water, and don’t forget to moisturize them thoroughly right after washing. Repeat this procedure for at least thrice a week; you will see improvement with your own eyes.
Lemon juice and soapy water.
The best acid-base duo you will ever have and the most effective one. You don’t need to rush to market to buy any of these ingredients. Open your kitchen cabinet, and you will find both. To make this powerful duo, take a cup of water; add 2 tablespoons of liquid soap and a half freshly squeezed lemon juice. Soak nails in it for at least 6 minutes to get the most of it. Wash your hands and pat them dry. Don’t you dare forget about the moisturizer sitting on your vanity?
Another mild acid that has been using for cleaning purposes for millennia. Use only white vinegar to remove stains; other kinds of vinegar can be detrimental for your nail bed. Take some water in a bowl enough to soak your fingers. Now add 1 tablespoon of vinegar in it. Immerse your nails for at least 10 minutes. Now wash your hand, and after drying them apply a blob of cream or lotion.
Just like the toothpaste helps in whitening our teeth, it does justice to our nails as well. Whitening toothpaste mainly consists of hydrogen peroxide and other whitening agents. Coat your nails with toothpaste and let it sit for around 8 minutes. After that, take a toothbrush and scrub lightly. Rinse and dry your hands. Do this twice a week for better results.
This time uses baking soda only with water. Scrubbing your stained nails with baking soda paste has shown significant results in removing that yellow tinge. Take equal quantities of both baking soda and water so that you get a nice scrubbing paste. Take a brush and spread this paste all over your nails; let it sit for about 30 minutes. It seems lengthy, but you never regret waiting after trying this remedy.
Yes, you have read it right. It’s LISTERINE. When toothpaste can help in nail whitening, why doesn’t Listerine? Menthol, eucalyptus, methyl salicylate, and thymol are the whitening agents that Listerine contains. Still, doubt it? Try it yourself.
Put Listerine in a bowl; make sure the quantity is sufficient to dip your nails in it. Dip nails in it for half an hour. Repeat this method every day for a week or 2.
Lemon salt scrub.
A perfect acid duo that will strip away the stains from your nails. Lemon helps remove stains while salt acts as a buffer and buff the yellow tinges while polishing nails at the same time. To make this stain removing, you will need a lemon and salt in equal quantities. Make a scrub and apply it to your nails with the help of a toothbrush. Leave the scrub on your nails for 6 minutes or more for significant results. Rinse with lukewarm water and moisturize your hands.
Your friends are coming over, and you don’t want your nails to be the town’s talk. Alright, understandable. Here is a quick fix for your stained nails. Rummage your vanity box for a white pencil. Whitening pencil masks nail stains and provide a temporary yet fast solution. Take a white pencil and moisten its tip, then color beneath the end of your nails. Apply it till your nails look white. Don’t wash your hands right after the white pencil application.
White pencils look similar to eye pencils, but you have to get a white nail pencil, not a white eye pencil.
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