There are various nail issues that people have to deal with, with yellow nails being one of the most common ones. Both men and women can suffer from the condition. It can cause people to become embarrassed due to the discoloration of their nails. There are many causes although one of the most common ones is dark shades of nail polish that stain fingernails in the long term. The good news is that there are some effective methods for treating nails including the following ones:
Lightening with Hydrogen Peroxide
You might be surprised at how effective hydrogen peroxide can be in helping to treat nails that are yellow stained. It’s important to use a solution that’s just 3% hydrogen peroxide.
The first step is to pour 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide into ½ cup of water. Then mix the two liquids thoroughly. The next step is to soak your nails in the solution for 2 minutes. Afterwards, lightly scrub the fingernails by using a soft toothbrush. The finally step is to use water to rinse your hands. Take these steps for once per week for many months.
If your nails are very stained, you should put hydrogen directly onto your fingernails. Then use a (soft) toothbrush in order to lightly scrub your fingers’ nails.
After applying hydrogen peroxide to your nails it’s important to add a moisturizing lotion after using this home remedy. The reason is that hydrogen peroxide can dehydrate the fingernails.
Removing Color with Citrus (Lemon)
Lemon is a natural bleaching substance that can help to clean yellow stains on nails. Another benefit of the citrus fruit is that it also functions as an astringent, which will help to make it less oily.
Here’s what to do. First, use lemon juice to fill a bowl halfway. Soak your stained nails for 10-15 minutes. Next, use a (soft) toothbrush to softly scrub the yellow coloring from your nails. The last step is to use lukewarm water to rinse your hands. Add a moisturizing lotion to add moisture back to your skin. Follow this step two times daily until the nails are light enough for your likely.
Another method is to use something called lemon essential oil. First, pour a little oil into a shallow bowl that contains water. Then soak your fingernails in the solution for many minutes. The next step is to use a (soft) toothbrush to scrub your fingernails for 1-2 minutes. Do this process two times daily for a couple weeks in order to make your nails whiter and brighter.
Another Use of Toothpaste
Toothpaste can help to remove yellow nail stains. Put a small amount on your nails and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then scrub the nails gently using a nail brush. Use warm water-soaked cotton balls to wash off the toothpaste. Repeat this process 2-3 times per week for one month.
Yellow-stained fingernails can be unsightly. However, the good news is that using some basic home remedies can help to remove the discoloration. You’ll soon have brighter and healthier-looking nails that you won’t be embarrassed with. Just make sure that you don’t overdo it and commit only to one for a couple of weeks or months in order to see the results that you are looking for. The reason why there are those who complain that these home remedies don’t work right away is because they can’t wait for a couple of days, weeks or months for significant results. Patience is the key for effectiveness of these remedies, so you only need to step out of the routine when you don’t see any results for a couple of months from applying the remedy.