Yellow and stained nails are nightmares for girls. We spend lots of money to get rid of these stains. Sometimes it really gets harsh on our pockets. The main reasons why we get yellow and stained nail are dark colored nail polishes and keeping them on our nails for a longer time. Stained nails can be really embarrassing and unhealthy. However, remember that if your nails are chronically yellow there could be an underlying medical condition. If that might be the case consult with your doctor. Nail discoloration also indicates health problems.
Here I am with some best home remedies which are easy, pocket-friendly and time-saving. You just need few regular ingredients which are easily available in the market or at home. Always remember, before starting the remedies remove the nail polish and wash your hands well.
Effective Ways To Whiten Nails Naturally:
1. Nail Polish Remover:
Nail polish remover helps in removing nail polishes. In case of dark colored nail polishes repeat the cleaning procedure for two to three times. Always use good nail polish removers. Wet the cotton balls in the nail polish remover. Rub the nails gently until it removes the stain. Repeat for each nail and see the difference.
2. Pure White Vinegar:
White vinegar naturally whitens your nails. Do the process only with white vinegar because colored vinegar can worsen the stains. Dilute 1 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons of white vinegar in a cup of warm water. Apply the mixture on your nails using cotton balls or directly dip your hands in the mixture for 10 minutes. Wash your hands with clean water & apply hand cream.
3. Lemon Juice:
Lemon juice is very effective for nail whitening. Lemon juice can sting a bit in case of cracked and dry skin around your nails. Cut a lemon in half and rub directly on your nails. You can also squeeze the juice out and apply using cotton balls over your nails. Leave the juice for 10 minutes or let it dry completely. Wash your hands with lukewarm water.
4. Lemon Juice And Baking Soda:
If you want a deep cleansing procedure, use lemon juice and baking soda. Make a paste containing lemon juice 1 tablespoon or as required and baking soda 2 to 3 tablespoon. Apply the mixture over and beneath your nails using cotton balls and waits for 15 minutes. Rinse with clean water and enjoy white nails.
4. Lemon And Salt Scrub:
Salt is a natural ingredient to scrub away your nail stains and polishes your nails. Make a grainy textured paste using the same quantity of lemon juice and salt. Apply the paste evenly on your nails and beneath your nail tips and scrub your nails for few minutes. Let the mixture stay for 5 minutes and wash with clean water.
6. Whitening Toothpaste For Whiter Nails:
Toothpaste and nails sound weird, but whitening toothpaste works well for your nails. It can whiten your teeth as well as whiten your nails. Squeeze a small amount of whitening toothpaste on your nails and brush your nails using a nail brush or tooth brush. Let the toothpaste stay for 8 minutes on your nails. Wash off with clean water and get whiter and shinier nails.
7. Denture Cleanser:
Denture tablets are easily available in the market. It is used for cleaning false teeth. Follow the instructions on the package and prepare the solution. Dip your nails in the solution and wait for 10 to 15 minutes before washing with clean water. Use this procedure for few days and get full white nails.
8. Hydrogen Peroxide:
Hydrogen peroxide removes stains in a natural way. Combine three part of water and one part of hydrogen peroxide in a container. Soak your nails in it for 10 minutes. Wash off with clean water and apply hand cream to avoid dry skin.
9. Lemon Juice And Soap Water:
Lemon juice is a natural whitener and soap water is a common way to remove stains from our nails. Combining these two can be very useful for our nails. Squeeze lemon juice as require and mix it with skin friendly soap water. Dip your hands in the mix for 10 minutes. Wash thoroughly with clean water and apply hand cream.
10. Baking Soda Paste:
Baking soda easily removes tough stains from your nails. It naturally cleanses your nails and gives it a whiter look. Add water and baking soda together and make a thick smooth paste. Apply the paste over your nails and wait for aat least30 minutes or until it completely dries. Wash off your nails with clean waterand enjoy whiter nails.
11. Hydrogen Peroxide And Baking Soda:
Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda both are natural stain remover. Works best when combined. Take three part of water, one part of hydrogen peroxide and 1 Tbsp of baking soda in a container and mix well. Apply the mixture on your nails for 10 minutes. Wash off with clean water and apply hand cream to prevent dry skin.
12. Nail Buffer:
Buffing the nail surface is the easiest way to get rid of nail stains. Buff at least once a week for whiter and shinier nails. Do not use nail files for buffing nails as it may cause damage to your nails.
13. Base Coat:
Do not let your nails get stained in the first place. Always use a base coat before applying nail polishes. It helps in protecting your nails from the harmful chemicals presents in the nail polishes and keep them healthy and white. Base coat fills the cracks in nail surface and makes it harder for color pigmentation to find its way.
14. Essential Oil:
Essential oils are very useful in making nails whiter and glossier. They are easily available in markets. Add few drops of lemon essential oil in a container full of water. Dip your nails in the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes. Let the mixture dry on your nails and do not wash with water.
Remember all the above-mentioned techniques can dry your skin, so always use hand cream or moisturizer once you are done. So these are the few home remedies you can use. Try the above-mentioned remedies and feel free to share your experience with us in the comment box below.