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7 Ways to fix Yellow Nails

  • November 28 16:41 PM
7 Ways  to fix Yellow Nails
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Are you embarrassed with yellow nails? We have found some of the best remedies to get your nails back in track. 

1. Lemon Juice

Squeeze a lemon in a bowl and soak your fingernails for about 5-15 minutes everyday, until you are happy with the result. Remember to moisturize your hands straight away. We do not want rough hands !!

2. Whitening toothpaste

It not only helps your teeth but yes does wonders for your nails too. Apply the toothpaste on yours nails and scrub it with your toothbrush, leave it for a while and then wash it off. This does have an immediate effect but remember not for the long term.

3. Denture tablets

If you have a family member, who wear’s denture then you are in luck. Dissolve a denture tablet in a bowl of water and soak your nails for 10-15 minutes. This whitening agent helps in providing  whiter and clearer nails.

4. Mixture of Baking powder and Hydrogen peroxide

Take 1 spoon of hydrogen peroxide and baking powder and mix them together in a bowl of water.Apply the paste around your nails and let it soak for around 3 minutes, wash it off and moisturize as hydrogen peroxide has the tendency to dry out the nail and skin.

5. Always use a base coat

One of the many causes of a yellow nail is nail paint, especially dark polishes.To avoid this ugly discoloration always remember to use the non- acetone remover and base coat while painting your nails, not only does this help to increase the life span of your paint but it also protects the nails from staining. Next time you go shopping keep this is mind.

6. Gentle buffing

This should be your last resort. While gentle buffing does help in removing the color from the top layer of the nail, it isn’t quite recommended, as daily buffing will lead to weakening of the nails.If you are in urgent need then remember to apply a coat of nail hardener straight after.

7. Quit smoking

Well, this certainly doesn’t look like a remedy but many of us do not know that smoking leads to yellow fingernails. So to achieve whiter nails, one must quit smoking. Yes, it isn’t easy to do that in a days time but if done not only it is beneficial to our health but one also gets to experience the fabulous feeling of seeing a whiter and brighter nails.