How to Get Rid of Yellow Fingernails
Are your yellow fingernails causing you to hide your hands? You can reduce yellow fingernails and whiten them with little effort. First, you must decide what it is causing your nails to turn yellow. The cause of your discolored nail will determine the best treatment to restore your nail to a whiter color. More common causes of yellow fingernails include staining from dark nail polish, a nail fungus, or smoking. Are you putting on polish without a basecoat or not removing polish before reapplying? These habits can contribute to stains caused by dark polish. You will need to remove the dark polish and carefully buff the discolored nails.
There are several natural home remedies you can use to whiten your yellowing nails. Simple household products such as a paste of baking soda and water or toothpaste with whitening agents can eliminate unsightly yellowing. Use a soft toothbrush and gently brush the toothpaste or baking soda mixture over your nail. The bleaching agent should help restore your nail to its natural color.
You can also try soaking your fingers in a mixture of lemon juice and water for approximately fifteen minutes. The acid in the lemons reduce yellowing. Another way to whiten your nail is to swab 3% hydrogen peroxide under and over your nail. You can also create a soaking solution by dissolving a denture tablet in water. Regardless of the treatment you use for stains caused by polish, carefully rinse your hands and apply a moisturizing cream when your nails are dry.
If your nails have a fungus, which is commonly yellow or brown, don’t delay in getting treatment. An untreated nail fungus will gradually worsen without treatment. You should see a podiatrist who will usually recommend an oral medication that should improve your nail’s condition. Over-the-counter nail fungus treatments exist, but they are not usually as effective. If you are a smoker, the best way to reduce yellowing nails is to quit. As you can see, yellow nails can be eliminated with inexpensive and simple treatment. Take a few minutes and restore your natural nail color with ease.