9/05/2012

DIY: How to Brighten Yellow Fingernails





There are many things that can turn your nails that unwanted yellow color, nail polish itself, medications people take, nicotine and I'm sure there are other causes. In the past 6 months I haven't been painting my nails as frequently as I used to, and I've noticed that my  nails aren't as bright as they used to be or should be.

 Fortunately, there are 3 different at home remedies to get the yellow out!! 

REMEDY #1 

WHAT YOU NEED:

*water
*lemon juice or a lemon (both work the same)
*bowl
*white vinegar
*nail brush

STEP 1:
Fill a bowl with enough water that you have enough room to fit your nails in, either pour some lemon juice or squeeze the juice out of a lemon into the water. 

STEP 2:
Soak your nails in the bowl for 5 to 10 minutes

STEP 3:
Rinse the bowl and clean it, then fill it with equal part vinegar and water. Then take your nail brush and dip it in the bowl and lightly buff your nails for a few minutes. Then rinse!!

REMEDY #2

WHAT YOU NEED:
*bowl
*water
*denture cleaning tablets (like Efferdent or another brand). These are great for getting yellow stains out.

STEP 1:
Fill the bowl with warm water and let the tablet dissolve in the water. Once dissolved, soak your nails for 5 to 10 minutes. 

STEP 2:
Before washing your hands, take a nail brush and lightly buff your nails and then wash your hands. 

REMEDY #3

WHAT YOU NEED:
*baking soda
*lemon or lemon juice
*bowl
*nail buffer

STEP 1:
In a small bowl mix baking soda and lemon juice. 

STEP 2:
Stir the mix until it forms a paste, apply a small amount to each nail and lightly buff each nail. Then wash, dry and moisturize your nails and hands. 


***Another alternative that works is Sally Hansen's INSTA-BRITE Nail Whitener. I've used this and found it to be very effective. You can apply it over bare nails, under nail color or keep re-applying for maximum results. 




I've used all these remedies and they work! Chances are you have mostly everything you need already in your kitchen. 

Let me know if you try any of these or have any other solutions to get rid of yellow nails!:) Oh and these will work for your toes too!!


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1 comment:

  1. NykkeyB9:03 AM

    I love DIY home remedies! these are some great tips.

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