When you have stained nails that you want to get rid of, there are two options.
One of course is to cut your nails and the other is to remove the stains.
Women generally love their nails as they like to apply nail polish once in a while, when the mood strikes them.
That being the case, here are some clever tips or pointers that will talk about how to get rid of nail stains.
Homemade remedies to remove nail stains
- Use a cup of good old bleach that is mixed into warm water. Take an old toothbrush and gently go to work on your nails, slowly scrubbing away to remove the stubborn yellow stains. They will require some persistent scrubbing although most stains will come off with this powerful homemade nail cleaner. Be sure to rinse your hands well after this and also apply some moisturizer to soothe the skin that might have come in contact with bleach
- Taking the toothbrush method to another level, use the toothbrush to smear on some peroxide toothpaste, known for its whitening properties, to remove stains. This is safer than bleach although slightly less effective. However, it might be very effective for you if you have very mild yellow stains
- Lemon juice and certain oils like lavender oil are also very good at removing nail stains. Squeeze out a few drops and use a cotton pad to gently wipe out the stains. Reapply the oil or lemon juice once in a while and also swap out the cotton pad every few seconds to get the best results
- Another unique way to use lemons to rid your nail stains is to use a lemon half to poke your finger into. Move your nail around in such a way that it becomes soaked with the lemon juice, both from the inside and the outside. After a couple of minutes, use a toothbrush or a cotton pad to wipe out the nail’s discoloration
- If home remedies are not quite cutting it, you can always use a store bought nail polish remover to get rid of really tough stains, even if you don’t have any nail polish on. Instead of following the directions on the nail polish remover bottle, just soak your nails in the solution and then use a toothbrush to brush off the stains after about 10 minutes of soaking
- Hydrogen peroxide is also an excellent stain remover for nails. Use a 3% strength solution of hydrogen peroxide that is mixed in with an equal amount of water and then soak your fingernails for about 5 minutes. Use a toothbrush to gently remove the stains afterwards
- Baking soda when mixed in with water can also be an excellent stain remover. Make a thick paste by mixing in baking soda and water and then use a toothbrush to scrub away, to reveal gleaming nails that you can show off
When using nail cleansing solutions like baking soda, hydrogen peroxide or lemon juice, it is important that you rinse your hands and nails clean. It is recommended that you use moisturizer for the skin on your hands as well.