How to whiten nails – all practical

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How? ‘Or’ What whiten the nails? When the varnish has left traces or after coloring the hair, when we have gardened or done housework and cooking, when we smoke a lot, the nail darkens and becomes stained. How to remove the stains on nails, the whiten and make them translucent again? Discover 15 tips for cleaning a fingernail and keep it clean and healthy for a long time.

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15 tips to whiten a nail

1 – Pineapple

Rub the nails with a pineapple tip.

Leave to dry.

The brightening effect is immediate.

-Rinse and dry.

Massage the nails with a moisturizer.

2 – White clay and lemon

Apply a mixture of white clay and lemon.

The mixture should be fluid but with a certain thickness.

– Leave on for 20 minutes.

– Rinse and dry.

– Apply a moisturizer.

We sell white clay at the Toutpratique store

3 – Baking soda

The baking soda is a tip for whitening teeth but also nails!

Capable of removing grease, it polishes the nail by removing without rubbing the stains left by the dark varnish.

Use a mixture of baking soda and water without rubbing too much to obtain a slightly liquid paste.

-Leave on for 1/4 hour.

– Rinse and dry.

-Apply a moisturizer.

4 – Lemon

-Slip half a lemon on the nails, without forgetting to rub the underside of the nails.

The whitening effect is immediate.

But beware, lemon can damage fragile nails.

This cleaning should therefore only be exceptional!

5 – Toothpaste

Toothpaste, because it contains a whitening agent, will also whiten the nails.

-Apply a layer of toothpaste on the cleaned nail, without cream, varnish residue or remover.

The toothpaste should cover the top and bottom of the nail.

-Gently scrub with a fingernail brush.

If stains persist apply a second coat of toothpaste.

-Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes.



-Make sure to dry the nails well after each application so that the nail does not become soft.

-Prefer a paper towel, softer for the fragile nail.

-Repeat toothpaste application until desired clarity is achieved.

6 – Toothpaste, baking soda and salt

Rub the top and bottom of the nail with a soft brush soaked in this slightly abrasive mixture.

Rinse off and apply moisturizer.

Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes.

Rinse and dry thoroughly

7 – hydrogen peroxide

-Pass the nail with a cotton swab moistened with hydrogen peroxide.

-Allow to dry, being careful not to expose the nails to the sun.

-Rinse after a quarter of an hour.

-Apply an organic, alcohol-free nourishing cream.

We sell hydrogen peroxide at the Boutique Toutpratique.

8 – Orange peel

This trick is ideal for whitening the yellow nails of smokers.

Rub a fresh orange peel on each nail 3 times a day.

The spots will disappear in 3 weeks.

9 – Lemon juice and fine salt

-Pass on the nails a cotton swab moistened with a solution composed of the juice of half a lemon with a pinch of salt, 3 drops of hot water.

-Leave a quarter of an hour.

-Rinse, dry then massage the nails with a moisturizer.

10 – Salt and olive oil

-Mix the contents of a tablespoon ofolive oil to a teaspoon of fine salt.

-Gently massage the nails with this preparation.

-Rinse thoroughly, dry.

-Apply a moisturizer.

11 – Anti-dandruff shampoo

-Pass the nails with a brush impregnated with anti-dandruff shampoo rich in zinc.

-Leave on for 5 minutes.

-Rinse and dry.

The dirt embedded in the skin on the edge of the nail, on the cuticles will disappear and the nail will become translucent again with the white edge.

12 – Sugar

Add Granulated sugar to your makeup remover.

-Gently massage the nails with this preparation.

-Wash your hands with emphasis on the nails.

-Apply a moisturizer.

13 – White vinegar

Rub the nail with a cotton ball moistened with white vinegar.

– Or soak the fingers for 5 minutes in 1 bowl of white vinegar.

The nail is bleached translucent and the cuticles are pushed back.


2 other more radical and sometimes dangerous methods to whiten the nail

14 – Acetone

Soak cotton balls in acetone.

-Apply them on the nails

-Wrap your fingertips in aluminum foil to keep the cottons in place for 5 minutes.

-Wash your hands with emphasis on the nails.

– Coat them with a rich natural moisturizer without alcohol because acetone strongly dries the nail.

This trick can attack nails and skin, use it only exceptionally!

To learn more about the dangers of acetone read this Toutpratique article.

Acetone, be careful to use acetone correctly

15 – Bleach

Bleach is not good for your nails, but if your stained nails are resistant to all natural solutions:

-Soak them in a bath of lukewarm water with a capful of bleach.

-Leave a few minutes.

-Wash your hands with Marseille soap, emphasizing the nails.

-Dry them, then coat hands and nails with a thick moisturizer.

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Nail that stays clean

Wash your nails with Marseille soap to strengthen them.

The glycerin in Marseille soap strengthens fragile, broken or split nails.

Nail fortified stay cleaner because it is smooth.

Stains do not adhere to a smooth nail

5 fortified nail tips

1 – Shea butter

Because it is rich in antioxidants, shea butter is the “big mac” of the nail, the champion’s meal.

It is also the solution to take off the cuticle where dirt clings without damaging the nail: a “punch” hydration.

-Apply shea butter when the nail has not been hydrated for more than a week.

-Avoid running your hand through your hair because shea butter is very oily.

-Clean your hands with natural Marseille soap to avoid greasy hands.

We sell natural shea butter at Tout Pratique.

2 – Brush

To push back dead skin without tearing anything out, so without risk of infection:

-brush bare nails above and below once a week.

3 – Hydrate

-Choose a cream without chemicals.

Apricot oil, with emollient properties, softens cuticles to easily push them back without cutting or tearing.

-Apply it before bedtime when the nails are protected from shocks because the hydration will be more effective.

We sell a fine-textured organic apricot oil moisturizer at Tout Pratique.

4 – Brewer’s yeast

Strengthen the nail by swallowing brewer’s yeast rich in vitamin B.

-Take 3 capsules with a glass of water once a day for 30 days.

We sell natural brewer’s yeast at the Toutpratique store.


Polish your nails only once a month.

Polish them in one direction only so as not to injure the base of the nail.

5 – Varnish 1 week out of 2

Alternate varnished fingernails and bare fingernails every other week.

In order for the vitamin D from the sun to penetrate the nail, leave the nail without any varnish, lacquer or care varnish.

The sun stimulates regrowth and blood circulation for a healthy nail.

Most stains are caused by polish left on the nail for too long.

All the more reason for the “nudist” nail 1 time out of 2!

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