If you are a fan of using dark nail polish, I bet you have experienced a discolored, stained nails. Obviously, you can simply paint your discolored nails, but yet whenever you prefer to go polish-free or paint a clear polish or french manicure, yellowish or discolored fingernails turn into a real issue.
I have to admit that I paint my nails every now and then, but most of the time I leave them white and this is why am so desperate to make them whiter no matter the costs.
It took me quite a while to realize that the amount of money I spent on commercial products that claim to whiten my nails was excessive, but this was not the main problem.
What I’m blaming myself for is failing to accept the fact that results were mediocre at best and kept seeing progress where there was none.
Perhaps the real reason for why I was reluctant to give up those expensive products is that I had no real alternative. I assume some of you wonder why didn’t I accept the natural white of the nails and kept pushing for more, and frankly I don’t have an answer prepared.
What I can tell you is that my burning desire of getting whiter nails all the time led me to a discovery that I am happy to share with you because I’ve seen the results with my own eyes.
Make sure to lightly buff your nails before soaking them in the mixture.
- 1 1/2 tbsp 3% solution hydrogen peroxide
- 2 tbsp baking soda
① Mix the ingredients to form a paste.
② Take a little mixture on the spoon and spread it on right there on top of your nails and let it sit for 5 minutes.
③ Coat each one of your fingernails (you can do your toes as well).
④ Once the desired whiteness is acquired or you’re about to take them off, rub the mixture into your nails doing circular motion. The baking soda acts as a buffing agent to help remove the stains.
⑤ Then, wash them off with water. When you’re done, moisturize your nails with olive oil or castor oil.
Note: Please wait a day or so before repeating this procedure if you want to do it the second time.
The results are soon to follow and there is no shortcoming, except for weakening your nails for a brief period of time, before they harden up again.
Baking soda is pretty much all it takes to achieve the whitest white, and other common ingredients such as peroxide and water are also necessary.
Creating the mixture couldn’t be easier because all you need is to add the exact amounts in the bowl of water and mix until the concoction is ready.