If you love polishing your nails regularly, you may find that if you don’t use a quality base coat that your creative nails end up stained once you remove your nail polish and exposed your nails. Darkening of the natural nails can be caused by the pigment coloring in darker colored polishes like purples and reds.
One effective way to brighten and lift stains to toenails and fingernails is a simple remedy of Lemon Juice and water.
Our natural nails are very porous; meaning that water and other elements can quickly penetrate or be absorbed by the natural nail plate. Lemon juice contains natural acids that help to dissolve and lift stains from the nails; and as an added bonus works as an antiseptic and natural nail strengthener.
Here is a simple and creative nails recipe which you can try at home and apply to your nails
Take equal parts of the lemon juice and mix with equal parts of the water, lemon juice and/or vinegar. Pour the mixture into a bowl and soak your fingers for 10-15 minutes. After soaking your nails rinse them with warm tepid water and apply a natural oil like Olive or Sweet Almond oil to condition the cuticles and natural nail plate.
Repeat this application at least 1-2 times per week.