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Yellow Nails: Get Rid Of Them

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Yellow Nails are something that happens with both men and women, but with women mostly. The reason behind this embarrassing situation, is mostly nail polish. Moreover, when it comes to women who did not get yellow nails yet, they can prevent it by simply applying a base transparent nail polish coat before applying their favorite colored nail polish.

However, some women have already got into the dilemma of yellow nails, and do not know how to get rid of them. In fact, there are some home remedies that can lessen the yellowness or take it off completely.

Lemon

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Due to the substances found in lemon, it has become a natural bleaching product. All you have to do is fill half of a container with lemon juice, soak your fingers for 10 to 15 minutes, and with a toothbrush scrub off the yellowness. After you are done, rinse with lukewarm water and moisturize.

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Baking Soda

This is a natural bleacher and exfoliator. Just mix two and a half tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. After that, with a cotton apply the mixture on your nails and let it stay for 4 minutes, finally rinse with lukewarm water.

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Just as it can whiten your teeth, toothpaste can whiten your nails. Apply a coat on your nails, leave it for 10 minutes, next, take it off with cotton swabs soaked in lukewarm water.

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar

The acid present in vinegar can help reduce the yellowness of your nails. All you have to do is mix a quantity of vinegar with the same quantity of lukewarm water, soak your nails for 20 minutes, and dry with a soft towel.

 

N.B.: it is worth to mention that doing the previously mentioned solutions for one time only, will not give you any benefits. You should do one of them two to three times a week until you get the desired results.

Reasons why you should stop biting your nails

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Onychophagia, or nail biting, is a bad habit that has reached many people who belong to all age groups. Psychologists have come up with many reasons why people bite their nails. However, the most common reason stress. In fact, many people feel like by biting their nails, they would release all the stress that is trapped inside their bodies.

Studies showed that 30 percent of children, 45 percent of teenagers, 25 percent of young adults, and 5 percent of older adults bite their nails. Many of them do not know the dangerous effects that result from biting their nails.

Bacteria that may cause diseases

Nails are the most loved place by bacteria. In fact, some dangerous infections such as Salmonella and E. coli can be trapped under the tips of your nails. When you bite your nails, those bacteria easily transfer to your mouth, then to the rest of your body. Not to mention all the other infections that get caught in your nails.

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Nail Infection

Almost 90% of nail biters are prone to develop an infection called paronychia, this is a skin infection that develops on the skin that is around your nails. If you keep on biting them this bacteria can develop, leading to swelling, redness, and pus around your nails.

Biting your nails can also affect your teeth

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“A study published this year found that people who chronically bite their nails report significantly higher quality of life impairment than those who do not.

The level of impairment rises with time spent on nail biting, the number of involved fingernails and those who report visible nail abnormalities. Tension when trying to resist nail biting, suffering due to nail biting or nail-eating behavior also negatively influenced quality of life.”

Before a Mani and a Pedi

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You may be one of the women who always like to get an appointment for a manicure and a pedicure. You are always wondering where to book an appointment, and which nail salon is the best in applying nail polish and taking care of you. However, even if the previously mentioned are essentials, but safety should be your main concern. We have gathered for you today some tips and information that you should consider before hitting that nail salon that has always been on your mind.

Check the legal stuff

One of the most important things to consider is if the nail salon is legal and certified. Technicians and machines should be licensed for them to be trustable. In general, salons hang their certificates in places that are visible to clients. This is why, always check the décor and the counter.

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Cleanliness

A clean nail salon means that your nails won’t get eaten by fungus. Moreover, a nail salon with a good reputation would be glad to talk with you about the procedures they take in order to keep the place clean.

A tour

Ask for a tour to see if the salon is neat. Check the solo nail counters, they should be dust-free, well maintained, and all the necessary equipment is available such as cotton swabs. However, if a tour was not made, and your request was answered with a bad look, leave the salon.

Do not shape your nails in advance

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Just like you should not put makeup before going to a beautician for a makeup appointment, you should not either fiddle with your nails in advance. A good nail technician will know what the appropriate shape for your nails is and will ask you if it is okay to apply it.

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