The hands are very often the first card: for example, when you meet another person the first gesture that is accomplished is to shake his hand. Especially for women is, therefore, very important to treat the hands and keep them in order, trying to pay attention to hydration of the skin and the beauty of the nails. However, excessive use of the enamel (especially if used without applying a good base transparent as the first layer), the habit of smoking and the use of solvents to remove the enamel too aggressive can lead to a nasty blemish: the yellowing of nails. Fortunately, there are natural methods very effective and very economical to solve the problem and whiten nails.

Not wanting to use aggressive methods such as tablets whitening, abrasive files or hydrogen peroxide, the first natural ally to go back to having nails white and healthy looking is the lemon . For a crash you have to squeeze a lemon into a small bowl and soak your nails for at least five minutes, repeating the operation every week. You can also add to the solution of extra virgin olive oil (remember to mix very well, because the oil tends to float on the surface), so you get even a moisturizing and emollient.


Another very effective natural remedy is baking soda. You have to moisten your hands and gently rub the baking soda on your nails for about five minutes, like a light scrub. Otherwise an effective method, which combines the power of the two cases so far described is a compound consisting of: two tablespoons of baking soda, a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil (or castor) and the juice of half a lemon. You will get a sort of “pasta” semi-liquid to be used also as a scrub, massage it very gently on all nails for whitening action and to soften the cuticles.

When the nails are finally back to their original color and will have regained a healthy appearance, it will be important to avoid all those activities that cause yellowing: Avoid using nail polish every day, or at least use a transparent base so as not to pigments for paints in direct contact with the nail, quit smoking or reduce smoking, use slightly aggressive solvents and do not contain acetone If these methods are ineffective, the problem of yellowing could be due to vitamin deficiencies, liver problems or mycologist: in this If it is important to contact your doctor and be prescribed a targeted therapy.