How to Whiten Stained Finger Nails

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Stained fingernails can happen to anyone. The most common offender and cause of stained fingernails is nail polish, which cuts off the oxygen to your nails. No matter how your fingernails became stained, you can whiten them to get rid of it. Follow these steps to whiten your stained finger nails.

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Things you need

  • 1 container hand soap
  • 1 bottle peroxide
  • 1 shallow bowl
  • 1 hand towel

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    Whiten Your Stained Finger Nails in No Time

  1. 1

    Remove any nail polish or other items that are on your stained nails. This will give you a base to start whitening them.

  2. 2

    Fill a shallow bowl half way with peroxide. Make sure there is enough to cover both hands when they are submerged to properly whiten your stained fingernails.

  3. 3

    Place both hands in the bowl. Allow all stained fingernails to be completely covered so that they will whiten.

  4. 4

    Soak your stained fingernails in the peroxide for 10 minutes to whiten them.

  5. 5

    Remove your hands from the peroxide. Wash and dry them thoroughly.

Tips and warnings

  • This process may need to be repeated a few times before deep stains on fingernails are removed.
  • Peroxide will dry out the skin of your hands. Only do this procedure once a week. Moisturise hands if they seem to be getting too dry.

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