DIY nail whiten­ing ther­apy

Sunday Trust - - BEAUTY - By UCHE EZE

Alot of peo­ple strug­gle with coloured nails, and go to great lengths to fix them. Here are three sim­ple el­e­ments to help clear yel­low-like nails, and how to use them.

Hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide

Hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide has whiten­ing prop­er­ties that work won­ders on yel­low stained nails. Hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide can de­hy­drate your nails, so ap­ply a mois­tur­is­ing lo­tion af­ter us­ing this rem­edy.

Pour three to four ta­ble­spoons of hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide into one-half cup of wa­ter and mix them well. Soak your nails in the so­lu­tion for two min­utes. Us­ing a soft tooth­brush, gen­tly scrub your nails. Then rinse them with wa­ter. Do this once a week for sev­eral months. Bak­ing soda

The bleach­ing and ex­fo­li­at­ing prop­er­ties of bak­ing soda can help re­move stains from the nails. Mix two and one-half ta­ble­spoons of bak­ing soda and one ta­ble­spoon of three per cent hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide in a small bowl. Use cot­ton swabs to ap­ply the mix­ture on the stained nails. Leave it on for three to four min­utes and then rinse with luke­warm wa­ter. Re­peat this process ev­ery six to eight weeks.

Whiten­ing tooth­paste

Tooth­paste that helps to make your teeth whiter can also be used to re­move yel­low stains from nails.

Ap­ply a small coat of whiten­ing tooth­paste on your nails. Leave it on for five to 10 min­utes. Us­ing a nail brush, scrub your nails gen­tly. Wash the tooth­paste off with cot­ton balls soaked in luke­warm wa­ter. Re­peat the process two or three times per week for a month.

With ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion from the in­ter­net

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