Nail Polish Tips

How Do I Keep My Nail Polish From Turning Yellow?

Written by Tara

Why does my white gel nail polish turn yellow? A number of reasons including over or under exposure to UV light during the drying process, or your nail coming in contact with strong chemicals such as cleaning agents, makeup products or even spices such as turmeric or smoking, and other reasons we’ll explore.

Prevent stained nails by investing in a clear base coat. It will protect your nails from staining, plus it extends the lifespan of your pretty mani/pedi. Another anti-yellowing tip โ€“ apply a high-quality nail oil containing jojoba or squalene on a daily basis.

Generally Why is my white nail polish turning yellow? Poor Quality Nail Polish If the white gel nail polish used is of low quality, it might start to turn yellow a few days after application, or it might stain easier.

Here You Can Watch The Video How To Restore & Prevent Sticky or Thick Polish!

Similarly, HOW TO RESTORE OLD NAIL POLISH (Nail Polish 101

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Why is my nail polish top coat turning yellow?

This is a result of the reaction of the sun’s UV light and nail polish. It turns yellow when the nail polish is exposed to chemicals such as hair dyes, skin care products, and makeup products.

Why did my pink nail polish turn yellow?

The preps and primers leave moisture under the enhancement or polish and could cause yellowing and lifting. As we have seen there are a myriad of reasons for Yellowing manicures. Using improper hygiene, application methods and especially inferior product is your own fault!

Can leaving nail polish on too long cause yellowing?

Firstly, your nails need to breathe. Secondly, without a base coat, your nails will suffocate. The reason why your nails stain is because you aren’t using a base coat and you’re keeping high-pigment polish on too long. Most often, yellowing of the nails is caused by staining from colour polishes.

Does nail polish expire?

Like most beauty products, nail polishes have an expiry date and so it’s important to ensure you’re constantly streamlining any products that have reached the end of their lifespan, as well as ensuring you’re purchasing the best polishes on the market.

Why is my nail polish changing color?

Answer. This usually happens when clients expose their nails to chemicals, like bleach, other cleaning products, or even some hair products and lotions. There are actually many products out there that can dull or change the color of polish.

Does hand sanitizer discolor nail polish?

Using alcohol-based beauty products or hand sanitizer can break down nail polish. It’s not just household soaps and cleansers that can destroy your manicure โ€” in fact, plenty of your favorite beauty products can do some damage, too.

How do I keep my top coat from turning yellow?


  1. Don’t apply any clear coat when using light or white paints.
  2. Always prime white paint with a paint system: Gf recommends either 2 coats of Stain Blocker or White Undercoat.
  3. We offer three types of self-sealing pigmented paint.
  4. Use disclaimers in your contracts.

Does base coat prevent yellow nails?

Base coats help extend nail polish wear.They also protect the nail from the staining dyes in nail polishes. I did a quick search online to see if there were good basecoat comparison articles that prevents yellow nails.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!