5 Easy Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Yellow Nails

Yellow nails are an embarrassment for everyone regardless of gender. In a number of cases, certain chemicals present in nail polishes react with the nails and turn them yellow. This is a common beauty concern for women who apply excess nail polish of brighter shades or avoid the trouble of applying a clear base coat before coloring the nails. Yellowing of nails is also associated with fungal infections, unhealthy lifestyle and excessive smoking. When an underlying health problem is not responsible for discoloration of the nail, you can easily whiten your nails with the help of simple home remedies.

Here Are The 5 Easy Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Yellow Nails:

1. Lemon Juice

Rubbing lemon juice on the stained nails can help in restoring the normal color of the nails. Lemon works as bleach. To whiten your nails, avoid applying nail polish at least for a month.[1] Rub a slice of lemon on the yellow nails daily for a few minutes. With regular use you will notice gradual improvement in your nail color.

Lemon Juice

2. Baking Soda

Baking soda is also known to help in brightening the nails. Mix baking soda with a small amount of water to make a thick paste. Scrub your discolored nails for a few minutes with the baking soda paste.[2] Wash off with water and then apply lotion or moisturizer on the nails. When used daily, the baking soda scrub helps your nails to regain their normal color.

Baking Soda

3. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is used for bleaching the yellow nails. With a cotton ball rub 6% hydrogen peroxide solution on the discolored nails avoiding the cuticles.[3] It not only helps in whitening the yellow nails. When fungal infection is responsible for yellowing of the nails, hydrogen peroxide helps in killing the fungi and restoring the normal color of the nails.

Hydrogen Peroxide

4. Whitening Toothpaste

Apart from whitening your stained teeth, whitening toothpaste can also help in brightening your yellow nails. With an extra soft toothbrush scrub your nails with the whitening toothpaste for about a minute.[4] Wash off the toothpaste with soap and water.

Whitening Toothpaste

5. Vinegar And Tea Tree Oil

When fungal nail infection discolors your nail, vinegar and tea tree oil can help in restoring the normal color of your nails. Mix a cup of vinegar, preferably apple cider vinegar, with two cups of warm water.[5] Soak your nails in the vinegar and water mixture for up to 20 minutes. Put a drop of tea tree oil on the affected nail.

Vinegar And Tea Tree Oil