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My nails sometimes get yellow from wearing too much nail polish. How do I fix this?
It’s always a bit of a rude surprise when you remove your polish and find your nails stained from the polish you were so in love with moments before. This tends to be an issue with darker shades (damn you, navy polish!) and any red-toned polish will also be a major culprit. In order to avoid this, never apply polish to bare nails—always use a base coat, such as CND Sticky base coat ($11, nailpolishcanada.com) beforehand. In order to address stains that already exist try this DIY remedy: Create a mixture of 1 tablespoon of 3 per cent hydrogen peroxide and 2 tablespoons of baking soda to create a paste. Using a cotton swab, apply the mixture to your nails, making sure to coat the underside of your nail tips as well. Leave the mixture on for 3-5 minutes and wash off with a nailbrush. Easy enough, right? Another surprising-yet-wildly-logical whitening treatment: try dissolving a denture whitening tablet as per the instructions on the box and soak your nails in the solution.
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