It is difficult to juggle your work and personal life, isn’t it? This is why when you begin noticing the yellow nails, you can’t help but panic.
But fret not! These 10 home remedies will have your back!
1. Orange peel
The high vitamin C component in orange peels goes a long way towards eliminating yellow stains from your nails. You can either dehydrate the orange peel, grind them to create a fine powder or otherwise, you can rub the freshly sliced orange peel on the top surface of your nails approximately twice or thrice in a day. However, if you don’t want to make the effort of finding fresh oranges every day, you can just mix the dried orange peel powder with a teaspoon each of glycerin and water and apply it to your nails. Wash off your hands after half an hour.
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If the root of your yellowing nails is a severe fungal infection, you need to stop whatever you are doing right now and take out the Listerine from your bathroom counter. The eucalyptol, thymol, methyl salicylate and menthol in this product have anti-fungal properties which would help reduce the yellow spots in a jiffy. Make sure you soak your nails into a solution of Listerine and water (or vinegar) for half an hour each day for a week and you will begin to notice your nails becoming healthier.
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3. Use a nail buffer
This home remedy works the best during the first days when your nails start to be discolored. In such circumstances, it is a good idea to use a buffing board to exfoliate the top layer of your nail so as to remove the dead cells which have been accumulating there. Not only would your nail discoloration subside but also, you will find that buffing would promote your nail growth by fueling the blood circulation in your hands. We must warn you not to get overboard with buffing as then it would be severely damaging to your nails.
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4. Baking Soda
If you are someone who has never used baking soda for beauty purposes, you will never be able to gauge how effective its exfoliating and bleaching properties really are. In order to use this essential ingredient to reduce the yellowing of nails, you have to mix it with lemon juice and olive oil to create a thick paste like consistency. You just have to leave it on your nails for ten minutes to see the results.
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5. Apple cider vinegar
Since the malic and acetic acid in apple cider vinegar reduces nail discoloration, it is a no brainer that you should use it with warm water to create a nail soak. Always remember to use some moisturizer afterwards to protect your nails and cuticles from bacterial or fungal infection.
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6. Tea tree oil
Whenever you find yourself being confronted with a beauty issue, you can depend on tea tree oil to get you out of the trouble. The natural anti-microbial, anti-septic and fungicidal properties of tea tree oil would help you in restoring the natural pinkish hue to your nails while fighting infections. Use an eye dropper to apply a solution of water and tea tree oil to your nails directly. You can also mix olive oil and tea tree oil to form a moisturizing lotion for your nails.
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7. Never underestimate a base coat
Are you one of those people who hate to splurge on useless beauty products? Well, guess what? Not all of the products are redundant when you want to preserve the beauty of your nails. When you apply a base coat over your nail polish, you are creating a protective layer which would keep your nails healthy and prevent them from staining. Believe it or not, a bottle of base coat would shelter you against yellowing nails throughout your lifetime.
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Those of you who have been using lemon juice in your tan packs know that the citrus fruit has natural bleaching and astringent properties. Take a bowl of lukewarm water and squeeze lemon juice generously into it. Use a toothbrush to scrub your nails and seal your cuticles with some nourishing moisturizer.
9. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is indispensable when it comes to whitening and disinfecting your yellow nails. This home remedy is also the easiest of the lot since you just have to dip your toothbrush into a hydrogen peroxide solution and brush your nails with it to enjoy the benefits.
Did you know that you could make the most of the tube of toothpaste by utilizing it to get rid of the stains from your nails? Buy a tube of whitening toothpaste and use an old toothbrush with soft bristles to completely cover your nails with the toothpaste. Rinse it off with warm water after ten minutes.
We hope that the home remedies listed above ensure that you never have any nail woes again!