How To Remove Stains or Yellowing From Nails

remove yellow stains from nails

Hate those yellow stains on your nails?

I like to do my own Manicure at home. Maybe because I change my nail color several times a week. One thing I did notice is when I use dark colors, my nails usually get stained. This is not cool if your going from a dark to a light color.  I also have this problem when I keep a nail color on for to long.

Here is What I do to get that stain or yellowing off my nails….

removing yellow or stained nails

All you need is a small bowl, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.

remove yellow or stained nails

In a bowl, add about 2 1/2 Tbsp of baking soda and 2 Tbsp of peroxide.  Mix until it becomes a paste.

remove yellow or stains from nails

Take the paste and rub it on the nails. You can use a toothbrush and gently scrub your nails too. Let the paste sit for about 2 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

remove yellow stains from nails


If you have really bad yellowing then pour 1/3 cup of water and about 4 capfuls of peroxide into a small bowl.

remove yellow stains from nails

Soak your nails in the water/peroxide solution for 2 minutes. Take the toothbrush and gently scrub the nail. Rinse off with warm water

remove yellow stains from nails

Once your done you want to moisturize your hands really good. Take a cuticle oil (with Vitamin E) and massage the oil into your nails and make sure to rub it under the nail too. (if they are long enough to do so)

You do not want to skip this step!

TinyTip #1

If you know your staying home for a day or two then remove the nail polish and let your nails take a break from all the polishing. This is great tip because your nails need to breathe.

TinyTip #2

Try to always use a base coat when polishing your nails. This will also help prevent your nails from getting stained.

Hope this helps :)