If you have found that you are getting a yellow tinge on your nails it could be from your nail polish, especially if you are using cheap brands.
While there are medical conditions that make your nails discolor that you should have a doctors look at most of the time when you nails turn yellow it's from nail polish.
If the nails have been severely discolored then throw out the nail polish that you have been using.
Switch to a brand of nail polish that advertises a non yellowing formula and let your nails breath in between manicures with no polish on them. Then try this to whiten them again.
Use whitening tooth paste to remove the yellow tinge from your nails. The same abrasiveness that takes the stains off your teeth can remove the yellowing from your finger nails.
Make sure that you have removed all nail polish from your nails. You are going to have to brush the toothpaste onto your nails so use a discarded toothbrush for this and mark it so you don't use it for anything else. Be gentle, you don't want to damage the skin around your nails.
Use the whitener for three days in a row and you should see a difference.
The yellowing is caused by the chemicals in your nail polish but if you use very little nail polish and your nails are yellow or any other color (blue, purple etc.) then see a doctor. It could be the sign of a fungal infection or even pulmonary disease.
If your nails are severely discolored then use the whitener weekly but you just might have to wait it out and let your nails grow out, which takes about 6 months .
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