Thursday, 18 October 2012

How to get whiter nails

Having whiter fingernails to me, brightens up your fingers, making them look clean and healthy. Sometimes maintaining this healthy look can be quite hard to maintain so I've found out some quick ways which you can achieve this look!

You could use denture tablets. This will make your nails look cleaner and healthier if you follow the directions on the box for dissolving the tablets, and then soak your nails in the solution for a few minutes. You may do this a few times a week, dependant on your nails and when you want to.

Secondly you could try squeezing the juice from a fresh lemon or two and then soaking your nails in that for a few minutes. Then wash your hands after and apply a moisturising cream onto your hands and nails because the lemon juice may cause a slight drying effect on your hands and nails. 

However if you have a staining that has not gone all the way through the into the nail, but is just on the surface, you can use a good quality nail buffer/shiner and gently buff them to remove the stain.When wearing polish, always make sure to use a good quality base coat, especially with the darker shades of polish.Finally apply a clear polish to make them shiny if you do this twice a week you will find that it should help.

Any clear polish and nail strengtheners can often cause nails to go a yellow ish colour, just as any colour can. Some nail varnishes have chemicals like formaldehyde and toluene in them, which can dry your nails out after repeated long term use, making them weak and brittle. 

Alternatively there are also a selection of different nail whitening pens available in shops, which you colour the underside of the nail tip, I generally do this overnight as I won't be touching anything and also giving it time to stick to the nail. 

By taking calcium tablets or even eating/drinking more things with calcium in can largely improve the colour of your nails and make them stronger and shinier. 

Equally you could try this method:If you soak your nails in a bowl with some nail whitener tablets to soften them and ensure all the grime is out from under them and also making them appear whiter at the same time. Then gently buff over them with a 4 way buffer using each side until each nail is clear of imperfections.Nail whitening tablets can be bought in Superdrug for £2.99

Superdrug Nail Whitening Tablets 6 x 7g

Hope you enjoyed!

A x


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