Tips for Cleaning Fingernails

March 10, 2006

Woman Cleaning FingernailsTo clean and whiten finger nails - dip in bleach - wash hands with soap and warm water. Really works.

Editor's Note: This does work but I'd recommend at least a 3 parts water to one part bleach and be careful not to breathe in the fumes.


By C. H. from Jerusalem, Ohio

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September 23, 2005

In my outdoor sink and in my laundryroom sink, I glued a dollar store fingernail cleaning brush on the top inside edge with silicon. It never gets lost and it's easier to use.

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September 26, 2019

Before giving yourself a manicure, dip your fingers in undiluted lemon juice bought at the dollar store. Let the whole top of your finger soak to get rid of dark marks. Then, just wash your hands as usual. No chemicals needed or used. This works wonders for those doing heavy soiling work. My father did way back when he worked on cars.

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January 26, 2010

Why are my fingernails turning yellow?

By patti from Philadelphia, PA


January 30, 20100 found this helpful

Try soaking your nails in lemon juice for about five minutes a day. If it doesn't clear up in a few days, it may be a fungal infection. You can find anti-fungal treatments in the nail care section of most drugstores.


It's just a liquid that you brush on like nail polish. However, fungal infections can be quite stubborn and if it doesn't clear up I would see a doctor as you may need prescription medication to treat it.

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February 4, 20100 found this helpful

Either it's an infection or a nailpolish you used.

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February 14, 20100 found this helpful

If you wear nail polish a lot, put on a base coat first before you apply polish. Sometimes yellowing can be contributed to aging, you can give your nails a light buff with a nail buffer this may remove some of the yellow color.


Soak your fingernails in lemon juice daily or soak in lemon essential oil, or you can dissolve a denture tablet and soak nails.

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November 13, 20150 found this helpful

presoaking you nails in white vinegar help strengthen and lighten nails

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September 25, 2016

This is a page about nails yellowing on tips. Frequent nail coloring and sometimes health issues can make your nails look yellow.

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October 14, 2015

This is a page about cleaning fingernails after gardening. When you get your hands in the soil without gloves, the dirt under your nails can be a challenge to remove.

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