It’s common for nails to become stained and yellow by overusing polishes. It could also be a sign of an underlying infection or lack of nutrients. If you don’t think your nails have become yellow due to nail polish, you should consult your doctor. That said, however, there are whitening products on the market that can help get rid of any unattractive discoloration. Here, we rounded up the best nail whitening products for you to consider including, a scrub, soak and polish. All are easy to use and should yield results relatively quickly. Keep reading to pick the best option.
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1. Eveline Cosmetics Instantly Whiter Nail Whitener
This polish uses lemon extract and UV filters to lighten nails and eliminate discolorations. Apply one to two coats for 10 days for the best results.
Pros: It creates a protective coat to prevent further yellowing and prevents polish on top from chipping.
Cons: When outside, it may cause your nails to look a little fluorescent.
2. Gena Nail Brite Whitening Scrub
This creamy formula cleans and conditions nails. It should be applied to the underside and surface of nails, massaged in for 30 to 45 seconds and scrubbed onto nails using a damp brush.
Pros: The set does include a brush for convenience and can also be bought in a pack of two.
Cons: You may need to use it multiple times before you see results.
3. Ginger Lily Farms Botanicals Pedicure Spa Tablets
It’s made with citric acid for whitening effects, as well as skin-enhancing jojoba oil and tea tree oil. You should soak your hands or feet in water with the tabs for three to five minutes.
Pros: The bottle contains 500 tablets, so should last you many soaks.
Cons: Some may not love the ocean scent.