Your nail polish remover can only do so much. No amount of scrubbing, cotton balls and nail polish remover can get rid of the discoloration and yellow stains on your nail bed. In fact, using excess product will only destroy the health of your nails, making them weak and dry.

Since giving up nail paint all together is not an option, we’ve found a quick hack to get those white and bright nails back. Try this easy-peasy DIY remedy to fix discoloured nails.

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Before we go on to revealing our DIY remedy, why not prevent this discolouration in the first place? How, you ask? It’s simple; apply a base coat on your nails before applying any nail polish. This forms a protective layer on your nails and prevents unnecessary stains. Also, give your nails a break from dark hues and reds to prevent staining.

correct discoloured nails

How to correct discoloured nails

You will need:
A teeth whitening toothpaste and an old toothbrush.

Step 1: Take the whitening toothpaste and put it on the brush.

Step 2: Gently scrub the nails with this brush until you notice the discolouration disappearing.

Step 3: Soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes (optional).

Step 4: Rinse your hands thoroughly.

Step 5: Apply a hand cream or rub a few drops of your favourite essential oil.

Repeat this process every other day until you get the desired results.