Everyone has been complimenting you on that gorgeous dark nail polish that you’ve been sporting for the last few weeks and you’re feeling pretty confident! That’s until you’ve taken if off and you’re left with ghastly discoloured nails! Since this is nothing to be ashamed of and can actually be a super quick fix, our expert nail technicians have rounded up some efficient and convenient ways to get rid of yellow nails. Let’s take a look!
Welcome to the Light Side
Yes, we will agree, a dark nail shade in winter always looks good, especially when our skin is snow white from a severe lack of Vitamin D! But the most common suggestion is to swop out that little black or maroon polish and opt for a lighter colour. Morgan Taylor have several beautiful light colours from their Winter Garden Collection such as “Rose-y Cheeks” and Prim-rose and Proper”. If you’re brave enough, try no polish at all so that you can give your nails time to recover. (Somehow we don’t see this one happening!)
Go Back To Basics
Like moisturizer is to our skin, a base coat is to our nails! Yip, it is indeed that necessary as it adds a protective layer between your nails and the polish. A good base coat will even keep your nails stronger and healthier while colour correcting your nails before you apply your polish. “Stick With It” from Morgan Taylor is an exceptional long-wearing base coat with astral strength and flexibility to the natural nail for maximum sticking and staying power.
Buff, Buff, Buff!
Buffing is the art of removing the naked top layer that may be stained or damaged. It involves rubbing lightly against the nail with a buffing board resulting in shiny, smooth nails and uneven ridges. If the discoloration is very serious, your nail technician may need to buff/scrub away a little more vigorously. (The down side to this, however is it could lead to thin and very weak nails.)
When Life Gives You Lemon’s, Accept Them!
Lemon juice is a great way to remove any yellowing on your nails. It is a simple technique and can work wonders! Just Squeeze some lemon juice into a bowl and use a cotton ball to apply the juice directly for 30 to 60 seconds to your nails. Afterwards, let your nails sit for 10 to 30 minutes before rinsing them in water.
Whitening Toothpaste Is A True Gem!
In order to get rid of immediate nail stains such as pink nails from wearing red nail polish, try scrubbing a whitening toothpaste on your nails using a nail brush. You can also cut teeth whitening strips into the shape of your nails and let them do their job.
And when all else fails and you can’t get those yellow stains to budge, consider this the perfect excuse to make your booking with us Langaro Lifestyle Centre. We have the perfect pink and blue packages (for ladies and gents) every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the winter months of July and August 2016. Now there really is no excuse to be seen with discoloured nails.