DIY Nail Whitening
If you frequently paint your nails and you love your dark polishes, you may have yellow nails due to staining. Get a few tips to help with nail whitening.
Sometimes when we consider our makeup, we often forget our nails. If you frequently paint your nails and you love your dark polishes, you may have yellow nails due to staining. This is an equally common and irritating dilemma. Sure, there are plenty of products claiming to have you looking hand-model-worthy for a price (which varies), but what if you could simply go to your kitchen and fix yourself up with what you already have laying around? That’s right – a DIY (do it yourself) recipe to whiten your nails! If you’d care to learn how, then read on!
The first thing you’ll need is a lemon. This alone may do the trick. How? Cut it in half (or smaller, if you prefer) and rub the lemon directly on your nails for about 3-5 minutes. You should notice a whitening effect almost instantly! Depending on the severity of your staining, this may be all you need. However, if your nails aren’t as white as you’d like, use this method once daily for about 2-3 days and you should see significant improvement.
Another method involves the addition of baking soda; another common ingredient found in ones kitchen. This method is a brushing method and some find it is more effective. Mix some lemon juice (freshly squeezed or from the bottle) and baking soda, bit by bit, till you have an abrasive paste. Use an old toothbrush or nail brush and brush the paste on your nails. I don’t recommend doing this daily or often as the abrasiveness causes your nails to become rough. Considering this method is more effective, you shouldn’t need to do it as frequently anyway.
Well, there you have it! Two DIY recipes on how to whiten your nails! Lemons are a great beauty aid and are in several DIY recipes from homemade lip scrubs to face masks and bath gels. They’re extremely affordable and easily accessible – just swing by your local grocery store! I hope you’ll try it out!
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