How to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

The most common cause of yellow nails is long term use of nail polish. Extensive use of nail polish may cause your nails to turn yellow slowly. To prevent this it is very important to apply a clear nail base coating before applying nail polish to your nails. This will create a barrier between the nails and the chemicals that are present in the nail polish. But besides the use of nail polish, there are many other reasons behind yellow nails, such as fungal infections, poor hygiene, nail biting, liver diseases, and smoking.

How to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

How to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Once your nails turn yellow you do not have any option rather than to wait for your nails to grow up so that you can cut them. But, do you know that there are simple home remedies to get rid of yellow nails?
Below in this article I have mentioned 10 simple and easily available home remedies that will speed up the process of getting nails back to its normal color.

yellow nails is long term use of nail polish

yellow nails is long term use of nail polish


Home Remedies to Get Rid of Yellow Nails:

1.Lemon to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Lemon possess astringent property due to which it acts as a natural bleach for the nails. It also revitalizes the skin around the nails. To get rid of the yellow nails, take a bowl filled with warm water. Squeeze half, lemon into it. Now soak your nails in this solution and keep for about 10 to 5 minutes. You may also use a brush to scrub and rinse off your nails. This is followed by drying your nails with a towel. Repeat this every day for a 15 to 2o days and you will see the results soon.

Lemon to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Lemon to Get Rid of Yellow Nails


2.Orange Peels to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Orange peels are rich in vitamin A and c thus it is very effective in taking care of the nails. It is very easy to use them. Just take orange peels and rub it on your nails for a few minutes. Repeat this for a few weeks and you will notice the change.

Orange Peels to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Orange Peels to Get Rid of Yellow Nails


3.Apple Cider Vinegar to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Due to the acetic acid content and its acidic nature, apple cider vinegar is very effective in any case of fungal infection. Also, it is found helpful in cleaning your nails. What you need to do it mix equal quantities of apple cider vinegar with water in a bowl. Soak your nail sin this solution for 15 to 20 minutes. This is followed by drying your nails with a towel. Repeat this 2 times a day for a month and get rid of yellow nails.

Apple Cider Vinegar to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Apple Cider Vinegar to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

It also promotes the growth of the nails and keeps them healthy.

4. Baking Soda to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Baking soda, mixed with hydrogen peroxide which is easily available over the counters makes the perfect home remedy to treat yellow nails.Both of them have super exfoliating and bleaching properties. They don’t just clean the nails, but also removes the plaques accumulated on the nails that cause yellow discoloration of the nails.

Baking Soda to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Baking Soda to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a three-fourth tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide in a bowl. Use only 3 percent hydrogen peroxide for this purpose or other versions of hydrogen peroxide may damage your nails. Now soak a cotton ball in this solution and apply it on your nails. Wait for about 3 to 4 minutes and then rinse off your nails with warm water. This will give you and immediate result and yellows of the nails will vanish. Do not repeat this procedure before one and a half months. It is better if you use this procedure only on special occasions.

5.Toothpaste to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Toothpaste has a whitening effect. Apply them on your nails twice or thrice in a week on your nails. Leave it for about 15 minutes. You may also scrub your nails with toothpaste for a few minutes. Then rinse off with water. You will be amazed by the result you get in a month or two.

Toothpaste to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Toothpaste to Get Rid of Yellow Nails


6.Tea Tree Oil

This essential oil also may help you to get rid of yellow nails. But before using it you need to dilute this oil. Mix 2 drops of this oil to tablespoons of water. Soak a cotton ball with it and apply to your nails. Repeat this 2 times in a day to get the desired results.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil

All the above-mentioned home remedies to get rid of yellow nails have been tested and are effective. But if still, you do not find any change do consult your doctor as it may be an indication of some underlying disease.

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