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Wonderful Remedies For Yellow Nails That Actually Work

By Somya Ojha

Excessive usage of nail paints and removers can lead to discolouration. And, stained nails look unappealing and unhealthy.

If you too, like countless other women, have yellow stains on your nails and feel conscious and embarrassed to keep the nails polish-free, then it is about time to tackle this problem.

And, the best way to do that would be by using potent home remedies that can combat discolouration and help you attain stain-free nails. To make things simpler for you, we've brought together a list of incredibly effective remedies that can make your yellow nails a thing of the past.

All the below-stated remedies are loaded with bleaching properties that can tackle the discolouration problem from the roots. Just dedicate a few minutes of your time to try out these remedies and you'll be able to flaunt polish-free nails without any hesitation.

Take a look at these wonderful remedies, here:


1. Baking Soda

Baking soda acts as an exfoliating agent capable of removing yellow stains for good. Just mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda with 3-4 teaspoons of distilled water. Slather the resulting paste onto your nails and leave it there for a few minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. Try this once a week to banish the stains from your nails.


2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is another effective remedy that can remove yellow stains from your nails. Just combine a few drops of this oil with olive oil and slather the resulting concoction all over the affected area. Allow it to dry for a good 10-15 minutes. Once done, rinse your nails with lukewarm water. Repeat the application of this remedy on a weekly basis to attain stain-free nails.


3. Apple Cider Vinegar

The acidic properties of apple cider vinegar can effectively remove discolouration in your nails. Just put ½ a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a bowl full of lukewarm water. Soak your nails into the solution and keep them soaked for 5-10 minutes. This homemade soak can be used on a weekly basis to banish yellow nails.


4. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is known to be replete with bleaching agents that can combat nail discolouration in an effective manner. Just put 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide in a big bowl full of warm water. Soak your stained nails into this homemade solution. Keep them soaked for 3-4 minutes before rinsing off the residue with lukewarm water. Repeat this process on a weekly basis to get stain-free nails.


5. Orange Juice

Orange juice is a great source of citric acid that can whiten the yellow-stained nails. Dip a cotton ball into freshly extracted orange juice. Then, rub it all over the stained nails. Let the juice work its wonders for about 4-5 minutes before rinsing your nails with lukewarm water. This at-home treatment can be tried 2-3 times in a week for positive results.


6. Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpastes can also come in handy for removing discolouration from your nails. Just apply a little bit of this toothpaste all over your nails and leave it there for a good 10-15 minutes before rinsing off the material with lukewarm water. This process can be tried 2-3 times in a week for attaining clean and clear nails.


7. Juniper Berries

Juniper berries can work wonders on discoloured nails, as they are loaded with disinfectants and whitening properties. Smash 5-6 juniper berries and mix the paste with 1 teaspoon of rose water. Apply the resulting paste all over your nails and leave it there for 20 minutes, prior to washing it off with tepid water. Repeat this 4-5 times in a week to bid adieu to stained nails.

Story first published: Thursday, January 4, 2018, 19:00 [IST]