We’ve come across a number of Instagram pages showcasing some of the most beautiful nails we have ever seen. It truly is a form of art. The perfectly shaped nails with cuticles pushed back and manicured in the most aesthetic way. We aspire to have nails that don’t just chip moments after applying a coat of nail colour. With everything being on hold for the past few weeks and months, a fresh manicure is all we’ve been longing for. The smell of the nail lacquer when you enter the nail bar, the shiny nails you come out with, oh it’s all such a dream.
While your nails can look great with a manicure, the health of your nails is equally as important. If you’re someone who gets regular manicures or if you are a fan of long acrylics, beware, this can make your natural nails, dry, brittle and yellow. The reason for this is that the nail colours and pigments we use, strip the nails of the natural nutrients from the nail bed which makes it turn yellow. While this is one of the major causes of your nails turning yellow, it could also be due to a few underlying health issues. If you aren’t a regular user of nail products and are still experiencing yellow nails, then be sure to visit a specialist and have it checked. If however, you do use nail colour regularly, read on!
In this day in age, there’s a natural remedy for almost everything. And so, we’ve rounded up some natural homemade remedies to get rid of yellow nails and whiten them.
Toothpaste contains fluoride and just like it aims to whiten teeth, the same way it can also help to bring back the natural colour of your nails and whiten them. To try this technique, all you need to do is use an old toothbrush to gently apply the toothpaste over your nails and gently scrub them. To start seeing effects, try this ritual once a week.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is a holy grail product for many and is a staple that can be found in everyone’s kitchen cabinets. Apple Cider is known and loved for its acidity and has the ability to get rid of any infections you may have around and on your nails. To try this method, mix two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a bowl of water and soak your hands in the bowl for about 15 minutes. For best rituals, follow this ritual on a weekly basis.
If you’ve never used lemon in a homemade face mask or for any skin ailment then you’re missing out! Lemons are acidic and contain natural bleaching properties. This makes lemons an effective ingredient to help with nails that are turning yellow. All you have to do is slice a lemon in half and use it to gently rub over your nails for about 15 minutes. Rinse well with soap and you’re good to go.