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How to get rid of Yellow Nails by Using these 6 Home Remedies

It seems to be one of the most common problem that happen by many people. It can occur in men or women and it can create an embarrassment which subsequently drag down your confidence. In the common cases, yellow nails are the common consequences of nail polish and the pigments that is often used in nail polish (especially those darker shades) that can stain your nails.

The best method to get rid of this problem is to frequently adopt a clean base coat before applying any nail polish. Other factors that lead to this problem include fungal infection, chronic liver problem, excessive smoking and poor lifestyle.

However, you do not have to worry about this problem since these below home remedies can significantly clean your nail and keep the yellow stain at bay.


Hydrogen peroxide contains whitening compounds which can work effectively on yellow stained nails. So ensure that you will adopt a solution which contain 3% hydrogen peroxide.

  • Mix the hydrogen peroxide with some water and stir well
  • Dip your nail into the mixture for several minutes
  • Again, use a toothbrush and rub your nails.
  • Rinse it with water again
  • Repeat the process for a few months

However, for some stubborn stains, you can apply the hydrogen peroxide direct on the nail and scrub with toothbrush.

Since hydrogen peroxide is able to dehydrate your nails, you should apply some moisturizing lotion after that.


Denture cleaning tablets are a good method to remove stained nails. The two most popular compounds found in denture cleaning tablets are citric acid and sodium bicarbonate that can remove many types of stains.

  • Dissolve some denture cleaning tablets in a cup of warm water
  • Soak your finger into the solution for at least 10 minutes
  • Wash off with water again and then apply the lotion on your hands.
  • Repeat the process for several times per week and for 1 – 2 months.


Baking soda is another effective method to eliminate yellow nails thanks to its incredible bleaching as well as exfoliating compounds which can get rid of stains from your fingernails.

  • Mix some baking soda with one tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide into a bowl.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply the solution on the nails
  • Let it sit for several minutes and wash it with warm water after that
  • Repeat the process for several weeks.


  • Mix some baking soda, olive oil with some lemon juice to create a thick paste
  • Apply the paste on the fingernail and use a toothbrush to clear the yellow stain
  • Let it sit for several minutes and wash off with the clean water.
  • Repeat the process for several times


Lemon contains natural bleaching properties that can effectively cleanse off your yellow nail. Moreover, lemon juice may work as an astringent as well. Check how lemon can get rid of skin tags.

  • Pour lemon juice into a bowl
  • Soak your nail in the bowl for at least 15 minutes
  • Use a soft toothbrush and rub the yellow color in your nails
  • Rinse off with warm water again before applying moisturizing lotion in order to replenish the valuable moisture.
  • Repeat the process for several times a day.


  • Lemon essential oil is another effective method as well.
  • Mix some lemon essential oil with water and dip your finger into the mixture for a few minutes.
  • Use a toothbrush to scrub the nails for several minutes
  • Repeat the process for several times a day till you recognize improvement


Toothpaste can help you significantly in making your teeth whiter but do you know that it also can be used to remove yellow stains in your fingernails. For some mild cases, you can use toothpaste to get rid of yellow stains in the nails.

  • Apply the toothpaste on fingernails and leave for several minutes
  • Use a toothbrush to scrub for your nails gently and then wash off thoroughly with water.
  • Repeat the process for several times a day and for at least a month.


If the causes of this yellow nail problem are some kinds of fungus – related infection, it seems that tea tree oil is one of the most effective home remedy to take a look at.

Tea tree oil consists of natural fungicide properties, antiseptic compounds and antimicrobial properties which can significantly ward off infection and maintain the amazing color of your fingernails.

  • Apply the raw, unfiltered tea tree oil on the fingernail
  • Let it sit for several minutes and wash it thoroughly with warm water.
  • Repeat the process for several times a week till notice improvement.
  • Mix some olive oil with tea tree oil
  • Apply the mixture onto the nails then using a cotton swab before washing off with water again
  • Repeat the process for twice on a daily basis for a few months.


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