Nail Polish Tips

Why Are My Toenails Stained From Nail Polish?

Written by Tara

Try soaking your nails in a soap mixture or nail polish remover. Once they are completely soaked, let them sit. Then scrub them with cotton balls, and the stain should come off.

When you apply nail polish to the surface of your nail, it can penetrate and stain deeper layers of keratin in your nail. Polish left on your nails for just one week can result in staining. Red- and orange-colored nail polish are more likely to cause discoloration.

Generally Why are my toenails discolored after removing polish? They absorb a great deal of chemicals that are found in nail polish. In fact, they are even more permeable than skin. It is for this reason that when toenails are left painted for long periods of time and then the polish is removed, the nails are left with a yellowed, chalky, stained appearance and are brittle and dry.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How do I get my toenails white again?

Simply fill a small bowl with one part water and one part hydrogen peroxide. Place fingers or toes in the bowl so that nails are completely covered and let soak for 15 minutes. Rinse well. Repeat daily until nails are whiter and stains have disappeared.

How do you fix yellow toenails from nail polish?

If you suspect your nail polish is the culprit of your yellow toenails, make sure you have removed all polish with acetone cleaner. You may need to buff the nail lightly to work out the coloring. Soaking your nails in a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide can add to the whitening process.

Why do my toenails turn white after nail polish?

Superficial White Onychomycosis often occurs after nail polish has been left on for too long causing the polish to lift ever so slightly leaving a moist, warm environment between the polish and the nail for fungal spores to thrive.

What are the white spots on my toenails after removing polish?

Keratin granulation If you remove your nail polish only to find that part of your nail is white and dry underneath, you may have this common condition. It’s caused by wearing toenail polish for too long. If you have this, it’s best to let your nails heal for a while.

How do you get rid of brown toenails?

If you develop toenail fungus, you can treat the infection with an antifungal cream or an oral medication. For other causes of toenail discoloration, make sure your feet are well protected and avoid walking barefoot to prevent an injury or infection.

Does hydrogen peroxide Whiten toenails?

Hydrogen peroxide has natural bleaching properties, which can effectively whiten your nails. Just mix a ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide with a ½ cup of warm water in a small bowl. Soak your nails in the solution for 5 minutes for light stains and up to 15 minutes for more stubborn ones.

Does baking soda whiten nails?

Mix equal parts baking soda and warm water to create a paste. Then, dip a nail brush or toothbrush into the paste and scrub it onto your fingernails. Let the paste sit for 30 minutes to treat your nails. Then, rinse it off using warm water and mild soap.

Can you lighten dark toenails?

If your nail discoloration is caused by fungus, some home treatments might help. Ingredients like apple cider vinegar, vinegar, tea tree oil, and hydrogen peroxide are all anti-fungal and antibacterial ingredients that have been claimed to be an effective foot soak to treat discolored toenails.

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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!