I thought about investing in nail whitener, but that can get pricey. I thought I would try something out to see if it would work to brighten my nails and give me a break from covering up the embarrassing funk with nail polish.
Instead of buying the whitener in a small bowl I mixed:
1/4 cup of very warm water
2 teaspoons of baking soda
3 teaspoons of peroxide
I mixed this up (it will bubble) and then I soaked my nails in the mixture for 1 minute per hand. I noticed that my hands were foaming up a bit from the peroxide, so I knew right away this was working its magic.
When I removed my hands from the mixture I could see right away that my nails looked better. They were whiter, they felt great too.
This cost maybe 20 cents (if that) to make for a treatment. It was much less expensive than buying a chemical based product and it seriously only took about 2 minutes to do.
If you are a smoker with cigarette stains I bet this would help to remove them too.
While we are on the subject of nails...
My mother in law has the grossest tail nails I have ever seen. They are yellow and so thick it is like a horror movie whenever I see her bare feet. I cringe, I gag a little. I feel like shrieking and running away.No Joke. They are that gross.
So, one day after being subjected a sighting of her toe nails I started looking into why toe nails look like that sometimes and what to do about them.
Toe Nails get thick and yellow due to fungus sometimes. There are home remedies to take care of this embarrassing and unsightly problem.Vapor Rub, such as Vicks is a common household medicine cabinet item. All you have to do is grab the jar of Vicks, smear it all over your toes and put on a pair of old socks. Go to bed with the vapor rub slathered on your toes. Do this for 2 to 3 weeks. It will smother and kill the fungus that causes your toes to look so yucky. Problem solved and you won't have to hear me gag over your feet. This remedy is said to work for 8 out of 10 people. What do you have to lose by trying it? Nothing! You will only have invested a few dollars in your home remedy at worst case. If it doesn't help, then see a doctor and get a prescription to take care of your toe funk.
I hope these 2 remedies help you with your problem nails!