Aug
4
2011

How to Whiten Yellowed Nails

Your polish looks great – but when you take it off, your nails are yellowed and discolored. That’s not good. You want your nails white and pretty. You might want to wear clear nail polish or a translucent pink, and you don’t want the yellowing to show through. What can you do?

You can soak your nails in denture cleaner. Yes, you read that right. Leave your nails in the solution for about five minutes, rinse, and dry. You’ll be amazed at how white your nails are, and it won’t damage your skin, cuticles, or weaken your nails.

If you’re not up for that, try mixing a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide with three tablespoons baking soda. Use a cotton swab to dab all over your nails. Make sure to pack it underneath them, too. It’s going to be thick, so it will stay under there. Leave it for about five minutes, then rinse and dry. This might make your hands a little dry, so moisturize afterward, especially the cuticles.

You can also get a nail whitening pencil and run it under your nails for an ultra white look. It’s a great quick fix when you have somewhere to go and you don’t have time to whiten. It takes only seconds – but keep in mind that this is just camouflage. Your nails won’t really be white. They’ll just look better temporarily.

How do you whiten your nails? Let me know on twitter, facebook, or leave me a message here on the blog.

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