6 Tips For Making Your Nails Look Whiter

If you’re trying to grow out your natural nails, then you want them to always look their best.

Good news: It doesn’t take much to make them look white and bright.

Here are a few quick tricks to make your nails (toenails and fingernails) look whiter… and healthier!

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How To Make Your Nails Look Whiter:

1. Use an old toothbrush to clean your nails with some whitening toothpaste. Rinse and repeat.

2. Soak a cotton ball with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Rub it onto your nails, then let dry.

3. Dissolve a tablet or two of denture cleaner into a small bowl of water. Then, soak your nails for about five minutes.

4. Mix 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 2-1/2 tablespoons of baking soda in a small bowl. (This will be paste-like in consistency.) Then use a cotton swab to press some of the mixture firmly under the tip of each nail and across the tops of each nail. Keep this mixture on your nails for 3 minutes, then rinse.

5. Lemon acts as an astringent and will strip away stains from your nails. Simply rub a slice of lemon directly underneath and on top of your nails. Or, soak your nails in water combined with lemon juice or lemon slices.

6. Use a white pencil underneath the nail tip.

 

How To Prevent Yellowing In The First Place

If you wear polish on your nails much of the time, to prevent the color from staining the top layers of the nail, be sure to use a good base coat first — underneath the colored polish.

TIP: With a nail base, the color will be longer-lasting and more resistant to chipping!

 Must Read: Why Nails Yellow + Homemade Remedies To Whiten Nails

 

4 Great Nail Whitening Products To Try

#1 – Nail Whitening Pencil

Sephora nail whitening pencil.

Why it’s great: The simplest way to make your nails look whiter than they really are… fast!

 

#2 – SOS Nail Bleach

SOS nail bleach.

Why it’s great: It’s a great topical application that will whiten your nails in no time! It’s similar to a nail scrub with bleach, but gentler.

 

#3 – Mavala Nail Whitener & Nail Strengthener

Mavala nail whitener & strengthener.

Why it’s great: Check excellent reviews & comments!

 

#4 – Talika Instant Manicure

Talika Instant Manicure from Sephora.

Why it’s great: You get cleaner, whiter, and protected nails in just 3 minutes! Compare that to other instant manicure products.

 

Bonus Tip For White-Tipped Toenails

Bourjois french manicure white nail polish. If you like the French manicure look on your toes as well, then simply paint the tips of your toenails with white nail polish.

How to do it:
First, apply a white nail polish on top. Then, cover with coat of t=”_blank”>clear nail polish on the top and bottum of the nail.

A good polish to try:
Bourjois French Manicure Polish. Bourjois is top-of-the-line when it comes to nail products!

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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  • Dragonness

    Well, I tried it too and it did nothing whatsoever for me.

  • Kris

    Make sure to also eat right that is 90% of how your nails will look. http://www.womenshairmagazine.com/

  • http://www.whiteningveneers.net/whitening-dentures/how-to-whitening-dentures-effectively-work-from-home-bleaching-packages-as-well-as-cleansing-tips/ Whitening Dentures

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  • bubbly

    how long do we soak our nails in lemon juice???

    • http://thefuntimesguide.com/ FunTimesGuide

      A few minutes – 2 to 3 minutes

  • Kelly G

    I have just tried all the tips here apart from the nail pencil and my nails look amazing. The cost of all items peroxide, new toothbrush, baking soda, lemon, whitening toothpaste and denture tables cost me around £4 altogether and will last a good few months if I just do my nails weekly. Very happy to have found these cheap and effective DIY ideas they are great :)