Yellow nails can spoil your look and cause you a lot of embarrassment; plus they are pretty unattractive. Your nails may turn yellow due to various reasons like the excess use of nail polish, smoking or sometimes fungal infections. But worry not, you don’t have to spend a fortune on manicure and pedicure every time your nails turn yellow; there are in fact some very effective remedies which can help you whiten your nails at home.
Here Are Some Incredible Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Yellow Nails:
Listerine has anti-fungal properties and is very effective treating fungal infections and whitening discolored nails. Soak your feet and hands in Listerine for about 30 minutes daily. Alternatively, you can also mix equal quantities of vinegar and Listerine and soak your feet and hands in it for 20-30 minutes, every day for positive results. It would not only whiten your nails and fight fungal infection, but also remove the dead skin from your hands and feet, leaving them soft and supple.
Lemon is known for its bleaching properties and is very helpful in removing the discoloration from your nails. Simply add one tablespoon of lemon juice in some warm water and soak your hand and feet in it for about 20 minutes, before massaging your nails and rinsing with water. You can also rub a slice of lemon on your nails to remove the yellow stains. Regular use will leave your nails fresh and restore the natural color.
Orange is rich in vitamin C and therefore helps in removing the discoloration from the nails. You can either directly rub an orange peel on your nails for a few minutes, several times a day; or you can dry the orange peels and then grind them to form powder. Mix some water in this powder and apply the paste on your nails for 20 minutes. Gently scrub off the paste with the help of a toothbrush and rinse with water.
Baking soda is good for exfoliation and also works as a natural bleaching agent, reducing the discoloration of the nails effectively. Mix some baking soda with a little olive oil and some lemon juice to form a paste. Gently scrub your nails with this paste and leave it for another 5 minutes, before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil helps in removing discoloration caused by fungal infections. It has anti-septic and anti-microbial properties and therefore fights the fungus and helps restore the original color of the nails. Apply tea tree oil directly on your nails with the help of cotton and let it stay on for 2-3 minutes before washing it off with water. Regular use will cure all infections and remove the yellow stains from your nails.
Whitening toothpaste contains hydrogen peroxide which helps in removing the yellow stains from your teeth. Similarly, it can be useful for removing the yellow stains from your nails. Just take some whitening toothpaste and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Apply this mixture on your nails and gently scrub with a toothbrush for a few minutes. Let it stay on for another 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. Use this twice a week for positive results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another useful ingredient to help remove the discoloration caused by fungal infections. It contains malic acid which helps fight the fungus and remove the yellow stains. In addition to this it also helps in stimulating the nail growth and making nails strong. Mix one cup apple cider vinegar with some warm water and soak the nails in this solution for 20 minutes, twice a day for best results.
Gently buff your nails with a buffer, to remove the yellow stains. This not only helps in removing discoloration, but also gives the nails a glossy look and stimulates nail growth. Make sure not to buff too hard though, as it may deteriorate the condition of the nails.
To prepare this butter you need some shea butter, a few drops of castor oil and some olive oil. Mix all these ingredients together and warm it to melt the butter in order to prepare a solution. Pour this solution in a small airtight container and refrigerate it to solidify. Gently massage your nails with this butter 2-3 times a day, for a few weeks and see the positive results. All these ingredients nourish the nails, making them less brittle and restoring the natural color of the nails.