How to Get White Nails & Stop Yellow Nails

Who Does Not Want White Nails?

White nails aren’t mission impossible like most people may presume it to be. Guess what? It only requires the application of the right techniques to get the job done. These techniques are not rocket science, and they are easy to apply once followed correctly.

What Causes Yellow Nails

Before we move forward we must cover some of the elements that cause your fingernails to become yellow or stained. So what causes you to get yellow nails in the first place?. Well, one reason is because nail polish, especially the darker ones, when used regularly leave stains from leftover dyes after you remove it.

Mind you, nail polish is not a bad thing to wear – am sure you love wearing them because they’re lovely. In spite of this each time you decide to wear any nail polish, be sure to apply a good base coat first. This surely goes a long way in helping you to prevent staining the first layer of your nails.

A next obvious but overlooked cause of yellow, stained nails is nicotine and tar from cigarettes. Stop smoking now!, this is easier said than done for most people who are addicted and may not even know they are or down right deny this fact. But if you do somehow manage to stop smoking you will have whiter brighter nails among other health benefits to enjoy.

 

Let us proceed to the simple DIY steps that can be followed to get white dazzling nails.

Simple DIY tips to help you get a white set of nails

There are many methods you can apply to help you get a white set of nails, but the tips provided below have been tested by professionals and are ascertained to be effective.

Let’s get started:

1. Use Chloride

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With an old or new toothbrush and some whitening toothpaste (preferably one with peroxide & baking soda in it). Place the whitening toothpaste on your fingernails and let it sit for ten (10:00) to fifteen minutes (15:00). After take your old toothbrush or even a nail brush and give your nail beds a gentle scrub, then finish up by rinsing your hands in some warm water. If your nails are very yellow or stained you can give them a nice buff with good nail file. You will have to repeat these steps daily until your nails are back to their original color.

2. Hydrogen Peroxide

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Get a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide, rub it onto your nails, then wait for them to dry. Hydrogen peroxide is a very effective substance that will help you get your desired white nails within a short period of time.

3. Denture Cleaner

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Get some denture cleaner and dissolve it into a small bowl of water. Then, get your nails soaked in it for about five minutes. Repeat this 3 times every week and you’ll soon be smiling at those lovely white nails.

4. Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda

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Make a paste-like mixture of 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 2-1/2 tablespoons of baking soda in a small bowl. Then with the use of a cotton swab, press some of the paste-like mixture firmly under the tip of each nail and across the tops of each nail. Let this mixture sit on your nails for about 3 minutes, then rinse your nails.

5. Citric Acid

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Lemon juice contains citric acid and this acid will help strip away stains from your nails. How to use this method? Simply cut a lemon in half and rub a slice of it directly underneath, and on top of your fingernails. You can also squeeze out some lemon juice into a small bowl, and then soak your nails in it for about ten to fifteen (10:00-15:00) minutes daily until you get back your white nails.

6. Light Buffing

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Ok so buffing your nails with a nail buffer may not be the wisest or most recommended method for whitening your nails. However, it does remove some of the stains on your fingernails by removing the top layers when buffing. Be that as it may, this can lead to weaker nails so place a nice coat of clear nail strengthening polish after buffing to help rejuvenate them.

Congratulations! Now you know how to deal with those menacing yellow nails and a few great ways to make them white again. From mission impossible to mission possible getting back your white gorgeous nails can’t be simpler.

 

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