Let’s face it, yellow stains on your nails can be just down right yucky. But it can happen to anyone – either you’ve left your polish, usually a dark shade, on too long. We’ve all been guilty of that! Or you’re a smoker Nicotine is anything but nice. Another reason to quit right there!
- If your yellow nails aren’t because of the two reasons above, fungus can also be the discoloration culprit. If so, then it’s best you make an appointment with your doctor and get some professional treatment.
Otherwise, carry on reading…
So how do you get rid of those yellow stains? Well, you could wait it out, which would take quite some time. Nails do grow at an average of only 3 mm a month. It would take anywhere from 3-6 months to outgrow completely! You could cover it up with some more polish, but remember, your fingernails do need to breathe too. Or you could try one of these yellow be gone natural fixes on how to get rid of yellow stains.
Let’s jump right in!
Fill half a bowl with lemon juice and let your nails soak for a good 15 minutes. Take a toothbrush, an old one that you won’t use anymore, and begin to scrub off the stains. Rinse with warm water and follow up with your favorite moisturizer. Repeat daily until necessary. Chances are, you probably won’t get it all out in one go.
Baking Soda And Hydrogen Peroxide:
Mix 2 ½ tablespoons of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide in a bowl. Apply the mixture onto your stained nails. Leave it for about 3-5 minutes. Just as with the lemon remedy, you can use a toothbrush to try to scrub off some of the yellow.
Then rinse off with warm water. But unlike the lemon remedy, you shouldn’t do this every day- more like once a month only.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and lukewarm water in a bowl, about half a cup each should do. Let your nails soak in the mixture for about 25-30 minutes. Pat dry and do it everyday until necessary. Unlike the other two remedies, apple cider vinegar won’t only help deal with the discoloration, but because of it’s anti fungal properties, it can also help fight off the infection (if you have one, that is) as well. However, proper medication will most likely still be needed.