Today's post will be a quick tip on How To Whiten Stained Discolored Nails From Nail my Polish. Since having my acrylic nails removed several months ago, I have been really into doing my own manicures. I have found a new love for nail polish and I enjoy the process of my painting my own nails. I plan to post about my whole routine in the near future. However, today I will be talking about how to fix stained yellow nails from nail polish.
Why does it happen?
Nail staining can result from several reasons, but today's post will be discussing discoloration caused by nail polish. This can happen if you wear a lot of dark polishes, wear a shade for a long time, don't use a base coat or wear nail polish on your fingers all the time. I fall in the last category.
How can I whiten them?
I was in a panic the last few times I have taken my polish off for a change. I use a base coat everytime, but my nails were still staining a yellow tinge. I decided I needed to try something so I set off on google trying to find remedies I didn't have much concrete luck so I went to my Instagram (PurpleShampoo) to ask my beauty buddies for their help! My girls over @ ABrunetteDuet suggested hydrogen peroxide as they saw it on a post. I figured why not and didn't waste anytime getting to work.
WHAT YOU NEED (Supplies): Hydrogen Peroxide, small glass bowl/dish, nail buffer
What is the process?
- Remove ALL nail polish from your nails. You want them bare!
- Pour the hydrogen peroxide in a small glass bowl/dish
- Soak one hand fingers in the bowl (I didn't time this but I would maybe say 30 seconds to a 1 minute)
- Buff your nails using the buffer. Use the rough side first then the smooth side
- Repeat above steps 2-3x (I did 3) with other hand
- Wash hands with soap & water
- Give your fingers a break and don't wear polish the rest of the day
What should I do to prevent stained nails?
First thing I would recommend is getting a good base coat. I always use a base coat to protect my nails. A base coat acts as a primer between your nail and the polish. Some base coats on the market can help strengthen or provide other treatments. I use the Revlon Colorstay Base Coat. Second, I would keep doing this whitening method every few times you switch your polish. That is my plan!
I hope this was helpful to you! Please let me know if you try it!
Thanks for reading,