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What can I use to remove yellow stains from my nails?

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Mar 05, 2012

Jae S.

So I'm a dunce, and just realized that it's best to use a base coat before applying nail polish.
I used to always wear black nail polish and now my nail bed is yellowing pink.
Is there anyway to remove that color to get my nails looking healthy once more?

Mar 05, 2012

Laura N.

I used to put lemon juice on a cotton pad and rub it on my nails. :) It really helped brighten them up & remove the yellow staining from my dark polishes

Mar 05, 2012

Maryann S.

I just recently learned that if you soak your feet in ginger ale that it should remove yellow from nails.

Mar 05, 2012

Elizabeth T.

Bryanna is right, whitening toothpaste will do the trick for you.

Mar 05, 2012

Lee I.

I'm not entirely sure what to use to take it off, but if you want to prevent it I suggest putting on a clear coat of nail polish before any colour<3

Mar 05, 2012

Lee I.

That is if you haven't got a base coat^

Mar 11, 2012

Kelsie H.

I used to have yellow nails from not using a base coat but I just had to soak my nails in some water mixed with lemon juice at a cool temperature and in about a week the yellow went away. Now I always use a base coat and try to stay away from using reds to often! :) Hope this helps!

Mar 12, 2012

ashley h.

the bubble white stuff from sally's works great. they sell it in a tub & i think they sell like a one time use pack so you can try it out. i looove it.

Mar 14, 2012

Ancilla L.

lemon juice should work. also buffing your nails with a buffer might do the trick :)

Mar 14, 2012

Sarah B.

Put some peroxide on cotton balls and rub it on your nails. This should do the trick! <3

Mar 17, 2012

Colleen T.

I saw this in Seventeen Magizine but haven't tried it yet. Use a lemon wedge and rub it over your fingernails.

I agree with all the lemon juice statements. If you buff your nails before doing that it helps to take the surface stains off, then the lemon juice can penetrate a little more and really get the yellow out.

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