Regular use of colored varnishes can lead to yellow nails. This is due to bright pigments that eat into the nail plate, and formaldehydes, which change the color of the nails. Often, women use varnish again to mask the yellowness. It turns out a vicious circle.
If you are sure that the nails have turned yellow due to frequent staining, and not health problems, then you can bring them into shape on your own.
Lemon has a good whitening effect. The easiest way is to cut the fruit in half and stick your nails into the halves. Sit like this for 5-10 minutes. You can cut the lemon into slices and wipe your nails 3-4 times a day, or you can squeeze the juice, add olive oil to it and make a bath. As a result of this procedure, the nails will not only become lighter, but also stronger.
Chamomile combines bleaching and disinfecting effects. Pour 2 tablespoons of dried flowers with a glass of boiling water and let them brew for half an hour. After that, dilute the resulting broth with warm water in an amount of 0.5 liters and dip your hands into it for 20 minutes. Perform this procedure 2-3 times a week.
Sea salt baths will make your nails lighter and stronger. Dissolve 2 teaspoons of salt in warm water. Grapefruit, tea tree, sandalwood, or bergamot essential oils can be added if desired. Keep your hands in the solution for 10 minutes and repeat the session after 2-3 days.
Buy grapefruit seed extract from your pharmacy. Take a small container, mix 5 drops of this extract and a tablespoon of olive or sunflower oil in it. Lubricate your nails with the resulting product 3-4 times a day.
Hydrogen peroxide is also known for its bleaching properties. Add one tablespoon of it to 2 tablespoons of baking soda and mix well. As a result of foaming, you will get a paste that must be applied to your nails and left for no more than 5 minutes. This method is one of the fastest and at the same time aggressive, therefore it is recommended to use it only in emergency cases.
For those who do not want to prepare their own whitening products, the cosmetic industry has invented special products of this action. They can be supplied as a gel, oil or serum in a varnish bottle. The action of such funds is based on exfoliation of the upper layer of the nail plate, so owners of thin nails should use them with extreme caution.
There are also special tablets containing citric acid, rosemary and chamomile extracts. They must be diluted in water. On store shelves, you can also find whitening pencils, which are used to give the tip of the nail a white tint.