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13-12-2005
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Help! Nail Polish Made My Nails Yellow!
This is so gross, I've just started getting nail polish manicures and all of a sudden, my nails have turned yellow!
They use a base coat, but I am sure this is from the polish.

Any suggestions as to how I can get them back to normal? I don't want to have to wear polish all the time and my nails used to be pretty before this happened. Can I bleach them somehow???

Please help!!

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they will return to normal colour - it's just a result of having worn nailpolish too long

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Right, but I can't go without the polish with them yellow...it looks so disgusting. Is there any fix to get them back to normal right away?

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hmm.. I allways thought taht the reason why nails turn yellow is because the polish sealed the nails off from oxygen..

but there migth be another explanation :

from ivillage.com
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Nix Yellow Nails

I took off my red polish and my nails look nicotine-stained. What gives?

Red, burgundy, and brown-based polishes contain dark pigments that can leave behind a yellow stain on nails, especially if you skip a protective base coat, says Mona Monaghan, senior vice president and general manager of Sally Hansen Group. To lighten your nasty-looking nails, pour three capfuls of hydrogen peroxide into one-third cup of water and soak your fingers for two minutes. Then dip a toothbrush into the solution and brush your talons for a superclean finish. Next, massage both cuticles and nails with a cuticle oil that contains vitamin E. Wait two minutes, then completely remove the oil with a nonacetone polish remover. Prevent those unsightly stains from recurring by applying a moisture-locking base coat before you paint your pointers again. Try Sally Hansen Teflon Tuff, $5.95.

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Is that doesnt work, you could just take a soft nail file and file away the thin top layer on the nails

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Thanks so much
I'll try both of those.

I also read on another website to try soaking in bleach and water, and then scrub with whitening toothpaste. I may have to try that too, although I'm afraid the bleach will hurt my nails.

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also, get a buff manicure where they just buff your nails and don't put polish on

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14-12-2005
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Always remember to use a base coat, then the polish color you use will stay on the base coat not your nail.

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I do always use base coat, I think it must be the base coat that is discoloring my nails.

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This is going to sound gross, but make sure you didn't get infected with a fungus. Many fungal infections discolor nails and require medical treatment. I bring my own tools and I always request that everything is sanitized before it is used on me.

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soak your finger fingers in lemon juice for a few minutes.

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soak your finger fingers in lemon juice for a few minutes.
Lemon juice or the peroxide solution works. I've used both in the past when my nails went yellow.

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soak your finger fingers in lemon juice for a few minutes.
Sorry, I meant finger nails. I wouldn't try bleach, you may have an allergic reaction or something. Good luck.

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