Many women want to look at their fingernails and toenails and see two sets of naturally bright, white tips. The overuse of nail products, biting your nails and fungal infections will lead to nails and tips that are discoloured, chipped and unattractive. Achieving beautiful, white-tipped nails is accomplished through proper care and cleaning of the nails, along with a few home remedies.
Things you need
Strengthening nail polish
Clean the tips of the fingernails and toenails with a toothbrush and some whitening toothpaste. The whitening toothpaste will have the same effect on the nails as it does on your teeth. Repeat this process once a day until your nails are the desired shade of white.
Dissolve two denture tablets in a small bowl of 1 cup warm water. Soak the nails in the bowl for five minutes. Repeat this process once a day for one week.
Cut one lemon into thin slices. Place the slices into a bowl filled with two cups of warm water and soak the nails for five minutes. The lemons will help remove any stains from the nails.
Clean under your fingernails daily. This, in combination with keeping the nails dry and wiping them off after a shower or bath, will help prevent nail fungal infections, according to the Mayo Clinic (see reference 1).
Rub the nails daily with hand lotion. This will provide the nails with the moisture they require to stay white and strong.
Apply a strengthening nail polish to the nails of the fingers and toes. This will help protect the nails and lock in moisture. For best results, reapply the nail polish once a week.
Avoid the overuse of nail polish remover, especially remover that contains acetone, because this will dry the nails, leading to an unhealthy nail colour.
Things you need
- Unused toothbrush
- Whitening toothpaste
- Denture tablets
- 1 lemon
- Hand lotion
- Strengthening nail polish