Don't pay someone to do your nails and clean up what you can manage on your own...Try these 12 tricks instead!
How to get rid of the yellow stains
Having nail polish on for too long is most likely the reason you are seeing yellow stains. This unattractive side effect is more likely seen on your feet rather than on your hands. The best way to prevent yellowing from happening is to:
Take off your nail polish every three weeks to avoid staining.
For a more immediate fix, soak polish free nails in lemon juice for about 10-15 minutes every day until you no longer see stains. You can use an old toothbrush to lightly brush off the discoloration if necessary.
Put whitening toothpaste on your nails and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Use cotton balls and warm water to gently wipe off the toothpaste. Repeat the process a few times a week to see fast results.
How to strengthen your nails
When your nail polish starts to chip (or you chip it off yourself) a layer of your nail comes off with it, weakening the entire nail. Weak nails are more noticeable for those who wear fake nails or get gel manicures, but even nail polish from the dollar store will do the same. To keep your nails strong, keep these tips in mind:
Take nail polish off with a polish remover instead of letting it chip.
Before applying nail polish, put on a nail strengthening liquid to protect your nails.
Are you buffing your nails too often? There is nothing wrong with buffing your nails, but over time this can wear down your nail, causing it to become brittle and weak.
Only buff when necessary and don't file down your nail tips too short.
Try a DIY nail soak! Soaking your nails in olive oil, coconut oil, or tea tree oil can help bring your nails back to life.
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