To 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.
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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.
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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Why are my fingernails turning yellow?
By patti from Philadelphia, PA
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.
Either it's an infection or a nailpolish you used.
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.
presoaking you nails in white vinegar help strengthen and lighten nails
This is a page about nails yellowing on tips. Frequent nail coloring and sometimes health issues can make your nails look yellow.
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.