Beauty July 7, 2016

Getting Rid of Nail Stains

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We’ve all been there, we chose a gorgeous nail polish color and upon removing it found our nails were left stained.  It’s frustrating, even if you did everything ‘right’ and you still get those stains you’re left feeling annoyed that your bare nails are colored.  Luckily, there are a lot of nail experts out there that have discovered some incredible ways to get rid of nail stains easily.

Buff it Out
Another commonly referenced removal trick is just buffing the stains off of your nails.  Since it’s likely the staining is occurring just on the top layer of your nail, gently buffing your nails to remove the stain.  However, keep in mind this can make your nails weaker since you’re eliminating layers of your actual nail so you may want to follow up your buffing with a strengthening polish (typically in clear) to help seal in your nails and boost their strength a bit.

Baking Soda Mix
Another trick of removing stains is the use of baking soda.  Essentially with the baking soda, you’re going to create a paste-like substance by mixing it with hydrogen peroxide.  Once you mix baking soda and the hydrogen peroxide you’re going to cover your nails with the paste-like substance and let it rest for a few minutes.  Once it’s had a chance to sit on your nails for a few, just rinse it off.  Many experts actually suggest going through this method every month and a half to two months.

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The Lemon Juice Trick
In our search to find some nail stain removal solutions, we came upon quite a few more options than we thought.  One of the more consistently throughout our search was the use of lemon juice.  Many suggest simply squeezing a lemon into a small, shallow bowl and soaking your nails in the lemon juice for a few minutes for easy removal of the stains.  This process may take a couple times to see results, depending on the strength of the nail stains.

Toothpaste
Now if you have nail stains that are new, meaning they haven’t been on your nails for an extended period of time.  Using WHITENING toothpaste has been found to be beneficial in removing the stain.  Literally, all you have to do is scrub the toothpaste on over your nails and the color is said to come off right away.  Again, this isn’t for a stain that’s been on your nails for any extended amount of time and many suggest it actually works best if your nails are stained pink or red from red/dark pink nail polishes.

Did you realize there were so many easy ways to remove the stains from your nails?  We sure didn’t!  It is nice to know that should you have stains on your nails it doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming to remove the pesky stains.

Have you ever tried one of these techniques, if so how did it work for you?

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