We all want to own a perfect body, but yet, we knows that no one is perfect. The same theory applies to your fingernails. Your nails go through a lot like your any other body part. You keep painting (or coating) them will nail paints and thus completely prohibits them from breathing. If you don’t give your nails time to breathe occasionally then there is a chance of yours facing discoloration soon. There will also be a chance of your nails getting affected with bacterial infection. This discoloration of nails will become embarrassing for you. So, to help you in taking care of your nails, we have compiled a list of easy and quick fixes to treat your yellow fingernails with the help of natural remedies.
Best Home Remedies For Yellow Fingernails
Anything and everything which is having teeth whitening properties will be beneficial when treating discoloration of nails is taken into consideration. Toothpaste contains a small share of hydrogen peroxide and thus is capable of treating your yellow fingernails (or discolored fingernails). Ensure that you do not use the share of the toothpaste which contains more than 3% of hydrogen peroxide. If you use it in higher percentage then there is a chance that you nails will get affected by it soon.
To use this remedy: Take a little amount of toothpaste and coat it on your fingernails. Keep it for 15 minutes until it dries up. Use a soft-bristled brush to scrub the paste off of your nails. Make sure you gently scrub your nails one at a time in a circular motion.
2Lemon and Baking Soda
Lemon is enriched with antioxidants and so it acts as a bleaching agent. On the other hand, baking soda is one of the best natural exfoliators. Thus, when both of these natural ingredients combined with each other gives a perfect remedy for treating yellow fingernails.
To use this remedy: Make a paste of lemon juice and baking soda. Now, coat your fingernails with this paste and let it set for about 15 minutes. Once it starts drying, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeating the process twice in a day will give you effective visible results soon.
3Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is very helpful in treating discolored nails as it contains acids like acetic acid and malic acid which are capable of reducing discoloration. Apple cider vinegar is also beneficial for your nails as they possess the antibacterial and antifungal properties. These properties of this type of vinegar can definitely help your nails to get rid of any kind of infections. There might be a chance that you are having yellow fingernails because of the fungal infection.
To use this remedy: Mix a cup of lukewarm water with a cup of apple cider vinegar. Make sure they are mixed in a proportion of 1:1. Now, dip your nails in this solution and keep it like that for about 20 minutes. Once you are done with the treatment, wash your hands with cold water. Pat your hands dry with a soft towel and apply olive oil over your hands, especially over your nails and cuticles. If you want to get better visible results, then repeat this process twice in a day.
There are a few other remedies for nail discoloration which include lemon being a part of them. But, you can also use just lemon to treat this problem. Lemon is blessed with antibacterial and antifungal properties which helps your nails to get rid of any kind of infection. With all that, lemon is a very good bleaching agent and can be used to treat the discoloration of your nails.
To use this remedy: To use lemon to treat your yellow fingernails, you need to make a solution of olive oil, raw honey, and lemon juice. To prepare this solution, take 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and add 1 tablespoon of organic, raw honey to it. Mix the solution well and apply this on your cuticles only (save from nails from this solution). Now, coat your nails with the juice of lemon. Keep it like that for a minimum of 15 minutes and then rinse your hands with lukewarm water.
Note: If you leave lemon juice on your nails for a longer period of time, then there is a chance that your nails will become brittle in nature which is not a healthy for your nails.
5Lemon and Glycerine
To use this remedy: Mix 1 tablespoon of glycerine with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix them well together as they gets blended in together. Now, coat your fingers with this solution. Leave your fingers coated with the solution for 15 minutes. Now, wash it off with lukewarm water. Do not scrub your nails instead let the residue of glycerine set on your fingernails to keep them healthy and shiny.
Hydrogen peroxide is just not helpful in bleaching your discolored nails, but is also beneficial because of its antifungal properties. As we have told you earlier, do not use more than 3% of this solution in your home remedy.
To use this remedy: Mix 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with 1 glass of lukewarm water. Now, dip your fingernails in this solution and keep it for 15 minutes. Once your fingernails absorb this solution, then take your hands out of the solution and start gently brushing them in a circular motion with the help of a soft-bristled brush. Once done, wash your hands with lukewarm water.
For Better Results Follow These Tips:
* Always use a mild moisturizer (or a homemade moisturizer) your hands and nails after you are done with any of these home remedies.
* Wear a nail paint over a base coat to avoid any nail paint stains on your nails.
These home remedies will surely provide you the better visible results in treating your yellow fingernails as soon as possible. If we have left any other natural remedy, then let us know.