Monday, 30 April 2018

Home Remedies to get Rid of Yellow Nails

Your first thoughts on dull and lifeless nails is to just colouring them away. However, n​ails are not just about fancy and vibrant nail colours. Have you ever considered the natural way to make your nails appear cleaner, healthier, shinier and more attractive?

Dull or yellow nails are not a permanent condition and could possibly suggest some health issues in certain cases, we recommend you to see your doctor. However, in most cases a little extra care and maintenance using home remedies can positively improve the health of your nails.

Below are the two easy home remedies we recommend to bring some natural glitter to your nails:

1) Lemon Juice and Baking Soda:

Lemon juice is loaded with vitamins and minerals that replenish your skin and nails. It is also a natural bleaching agent that helps lighten the yellow staining.

Mix well to form a thick paste of 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of banking soda and ½ teaspoon of olive oil to exfoliate, lighten and moisturize your nails.

Apply the mixture on your nails and give it a light rub. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water. Follow it with your regular hand wash. This remedy should give you visible results after the very first use. You can use it 2 or 3 times a month to keep your nails white.

2) White Toothpaste
Toothpaste can also be used to get rid of yellow nails. It contains mild abrasives that scrub your nails the same way they do your teeth. Keeping your nails white is just one of the numerous applications of toothpaste.

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Squeeze out some toothpaste onto a soft and clean nail brush. Apply the paste on your nails and scrub it around in small, circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes. Leave the toothpaste on your nails for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, rinse off the toothpaste with lukewarm water. Apply some vaseline on your nails and hands afterwards. Use this remedy 2 or 3 times a week to get rid of yellow nails. They should be noticeably lighter after 1 week, you can continue for 1 month if needed.

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P.S - More often than not, certain bacteria or fungi may call your nails home and lead to infection and discoloration. We alternatively suggest seeing a doctor as well.