Thursday, November 12, 2009

Not So Mello Yellow

The refreshing, crisp taste of yellow nails? Whoops... yuck! I don't think that was the lead-in I was looking for, but you see the EXTREME contrast right?!? Excuse my pitiful attempt to catch your eye, but come on.... the can IS yellow. ;)

Any yellow nail sufferers out there? What the heck causes this? If you are a smoker, there really isn't a puzzle there. Nicotine causes nails to turn yellow... real or fake. But what about the non smokers with fake nails who are experiencing nail yellowing? Surprisingly enough, it could be as simple as the products that you use to get ready each morning. Typically anything containing UV protection chemicals will cause your nails to yellow. Don't rule out products containing dyes or other staining agents. Luckily, there may be a quick and easy remedy. Here's a helpful list to get those nails sparkling and white. See, now THAT is crisp and refreshing! HAHAHAHA (I knew I could get that to work! LOL)!
  1. Check to see which products you use (typically moisturizers and creams) that contains sun block.
  2. Wash your hands after "putting your face on" each morning.
  3. Use a nail buffer periodically throughout the day. This will not only clean the nail surface, but will stimulate growth and add a sparkling shine. A couple short, quick strokes is all you need.
  4. Use a yellow eliminating topcoat for manicures.
Non-smokers who have yellowing natural nails only need to look at their diet and general nail care. A healthy diet with plenty of water helps to keep nails looking their best. But if you're looking for a whitening remedy in a pinch, try these:

1.) Soak nails in 2 Tbsp of FRESH lemon juice in a small bowl of water for 15 minutes.
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2.) Soak nails in denture cleaning (whitening) solution and gently brushing with a nail scrub brush.
3.) Use yellow eliminating polish. I use Yellow No More by Nail Aid (can also be used on acrylic nails as well).

I hope this list has answered some questions and makes short work of whitening those digits!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! I like it! I get health and crafting all in one shop! Thanks!!

Mercy!!!