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How to get rid of yellow nails - Samiksha danish
How to get rid of yellow nails – Samiksha danish

 

Many of us suffer from Yellow nails. Yellow nails are caused either due to-

1. Wearing dark nail polish without wearing a clear base coat.(Red, burgundy, and brown-based polishes contain dark pigments that can leave behind a yellow stain on nails.)

2. Fungal infection, chronic liver disease, excessive smoking and poor lifestyle habits.

Here are some very effective home remedies for treating Yellow nails

LEMON:

How to get rid of yellow nails - Samiksha danish
How to get rid of yellow nails – Samiksha danish

Lemon is a natural bleaching agent that helps reduce yellow stains.

  • Fill a bowl with lemon juice
  •  Soak stained nails for 10-15 minutes
  • Use a toothbrush and gently scrub the yellow discoloration 
  • Rinse hands with Luke warm water
  • Apply a hand cream 
  • Do this twice daily until you see a visible difference 

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE:

How to get rid of yellow nails - Samiksha danish
How to get rid of yellow nails – Samiksha danish

Hydrogen peroxide has whitening  properties that work wonders for your nails. A note of caution: Be sure to use a solution that is only 3 percent hydrogen peroxide.

  • Pour three to four tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide into one-half cup of water and mix them well. Soak your nails in the solution for two minutes. Using a soft toothbrush, gently scrub your nails. Then rinse them with water. Do this once a week for several months.
  • For stubborn stains, apply the hydrogen peroxide directly on your nails and lightly scrub them with a soft toothbrush.
  • Massage both cuticles and nails with a cuticle oil that contains vitamin E. Wait two minutes, then completely remove the oil with a non-acetone polish remover.

*Hydrogen peroxide can dehydrate your nails, so apply a moisturizing lotion after using this remedy.

WHITENING TOOTHPASTE:

How to get rid of yellow nails - Samiksha danish
How to get rid of yellow nails – Samiksha danish

Toothpaste can be used to cure yellow nails.

  • Apply a small coat of whitening toothpaste on your nails. Leave it on for five to 10 minutes.
  • Using a nail brush, scrub your nails gently.
  • Wash the toothpaste off with cotton balls soaked in lukewarm water.
  • Repeat the process two or three times per week for a month.