Repeatedly using nail polish lead to nail yellowing, since it is composed largely of toxic substances that attack the nail surface. Here’s how you can prevent this phenomenon!
For your nails to return to their normal color, you must leave them a few days ”to breathe”. Remove the nail polish and don’t use it again for at least 7 days. Each time you do your manicure, don’t forget to use a transparent base before applying strong colors. If you want more rapid methods, read on:
After you have thoroughly cleaned your nails of all traces of nail polish, you can clean them with toothpaste. It’s better to use one with whitening effect. Apply a little toothpaste on a tooth brush and scrub your nails for a few minutes. The stains will be removed in an instant.
- Lemon juice
Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice on each nail and clean them for 30 seconds (each one), then rinse thoroughly. Another way is to rub a lemon slice on the nails.
Because lemon is acidic, it can dry out your skin and nails, so after the cleaning process, apply a moisturizer on your hands and nails. You can use castor oil.
- Sodium bicarbonate
To remove stains left by the yellow nail polish use a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide 3% mixed with 2 and a half tablespoons of baking soda. Using a cotton swab apply the paste under the tip of each nail, and on the entire nail surface. Leave the mixture on for 3 mintue then remove it with warm water. Make this treatment every 6 or 8 weeks.
Another way of usig sodium bicarbonate for whitenig your nails is to make a paste of one tablespoon baking soda and one tablespoon of lemon juice, then apply it on the nail and let it act for five minutes. Finally, wash them with a nail brush and then rinse thoroughly.