Sometimes nails lose their natural color and turn yellow, or become covered with yellow spots. This can be caused by applying nail polish too often, smoking, drinking alcohol, or being exposed to too much ultraviolet rays. Folk remedies will help you to whiten your nails and return them to a healthy look.
Cut a fresh lemon in half and place your fingers in both halves. Keep your nails in the lemon pulp for a while, or rub them with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Combine a small amount of lemon juice and a couple of drops of olive oil. Wipe your nails with the resulting mixture - this will whiten them and moisturize them at the same time.
The recipe for another mask for whitening and treating nails includes lemon juice, a teaspoon of jojoba essential oil, and a few drops of ylang ylang oil. Apply the mask to the nails with a cotton swab, rinse off after a while.
To whiten your nails, make nourishing baths with chamomile decoction. Pour boiling water over the chamomile, leave for half an hour, cool and pour into a bath container. Put your hands in there for 15 minutes and repeat the procedure a couple of times a week. Combine chamomile baths with masks and rubbing in lemon juice - this will enhance the effect.
Also, baths can be made from sea salt, a few teaspoons of which must be diluted in water, and if desired, add lemon juice. Dip your fingers into the bath for 10-15 minutes. Soak for two to three weeks.
If you have rose water, mix it with glycerin and 3% hydrogen peroxide. Apply the resulting mask to your nails with a cotton swab.
Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Stir the mixture to form a thick paste. Apply it to your nails, rinse off with warm water after 3 minutes. In addition, peroxide can be mixed with glycerin, where glycerin is 1 part and peroxide is 5 parts, and used in the same way as the previous mask.
You can also use numerous professional cosmetic products to whiten your nails.