9 Effective Home Remedies to Whiten your Nails

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Women love their nails  and besides their hair, makeup, and dressing, nail care has also become extremely important today.  But due to certain factors like poor diet, a bad nail paint or an infection, your nails might turn yellow or look dull. So are you wondering how to fix that? Listed below are some simple home remedies to whiten and restore your nails. Follow these remedies to get the desired results. 

1) Baking Soda with Olive Oil and Lemon

Baking soda is an exfoliator and lemon removes stains from your nails. Olive oil moisturizes the nails.  Mix one tablespoon each of lemon juice with baking soda and add half a spoon of olive oil. Apply the paste onto your nails, leave for a few minutes and then wash it off.

 

2) Apple Cider Vinegar

Rich in malic acid and acetic acid, apple cider vinegar is an easy way to whiten and remove stains from your nails. Mix the vinegar with a cup of lukewarm water and immerse your nails in it for 20 minutes, and then wash it off. Repeat it twice or thrice a week and apply a moisturizer onto your nails after drying them.

 

3) Onion Peel

Onions, which are easily available in your kitchen,  have anti-fungal properties that can cure your stained nails. Simply use an onion peel to rub your nails while you are watching a web series or while you are waiting for your dish to be cooked.

 

4) Vicks

This simple nail hack is another remedy that can make your nails healthy. Vicks not only cures your cold but also helps to whiten your nails. Apply Vicks on your nails twice a day and massage them, then wash it off. 

 

5) Salt and Lemon

Prepare a scrub for your nails using salt and lemon. Squeeze one tablespoon of lemon and mix it with one tablespoon of salt. Prepare a scrub and apply it onto your fingers. Leave it for 5-10 minutes and then wash it off. Apply a moisturiser after this. Lemon with its natural stain removal properties, works brilliantly on stained nails. 

 

6) Garlic

Are you facing a fungal infection on your nails? Then worry not. The most simple and effective solution for this is garlic. With its anti-fungal properties, garlic works wonders on your infected nails and prevents them from turning yellow. Just use 3-4 garlic cloves and rub them on your nails. Wash your hands after 5 minutes. 

 

7) White Vinegar

White vinegar has some great properties that help to cure stained nails. Simply pour the liquid into a cup of water. Mix well and immerse your fingers in the cup. Leave it for 10 minutes and the wash them off. Apply a moisturizer after this.

 

8) Tea Tree Oil

Rich in antimicrobial properties, tea tree oil helps to remove yellow stains from your nails and cures an infected nail to restore its beauty. Apply the oil on your fingers and leave it for 5 minutes and then wash it off.

 

9) Balanced Diet

Apart from all the remedies discussed above, what you eat matters a lot. Having food like salmon, eggs, beans, probiotic yogurt, oats and green peas in your diet will lead to stronger nails that glow naturally.

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