How to brighten toenails

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How to brighten toenails
Clean, white toenails also look healthy. (feet image by Mat Hayward from

Toenails sometimes lose their lustre. Rather than covering up the yellowed nail with coloured polish, whiten the surface. Stains from spills or sweat can turn the nails yellow. Various products are available to remove the stains without harming the nail or the skin around it. White, clean toenails not only look more appealing, but also do not need polish or embellishments. Show off your whitened toenails by wearing sandals or open-toed shoes.

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Things you need

  • Lemon
  • 1-gallon shallow bowl
  • Epsom salt
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing spoon
  • Baking soda
  • Nail brush

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  1. 1

    Cut a lemon in half, and then cut off a slice. Rub the pulpy part of the lemon slice over your toenails for 30 seconds. Rinse the lemon juice and pulp off the toenails with warm water.

    How to brighten toenails
    Do not use a lemon if you have a cut on your toe. The juice stings. (lemon image by dinostock from
  2. 2

    Fill a 1-gallon bowl or container halfway with hot water (but not too hot to touch). Pour in 1/2 cup of Epsom salt. Mix the salt and water for one minute with spoon. Soak your toes, or entire foot, in the water for 30 minutes. Remove your feet and rinse with cool water.

    How to brighten toenails
    The salt helps remove stains. (salt 4 image by zina from
  3. 3

    Pour 2 tablespoons of baking soda into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of water. Stir the two ingredients together to make a paste. Spread the paste over the toenails with your fingers. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Scrub the toenails with a nail brush, then rinse clean.

    How to brighten toenails
    The baking soda scrubs of the stains with the aid of a nail brush. (nail brushes image by hazel proudlove from

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