Abuela’s DIY: Yellow Nail Stain Remover

The winter season makes us all want to slick on ruby red, burgundy and other dark nail lacquers. Our fingertips may look pretty with those polishes on, but a lot of times when you remove these dark colors, nails are left brittle and with a very unflattering yellow stain.

So, how to get those stains out? I use abuela’s at-home yellow stain remover with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. This combo is great at removing stains from just about everything, it can even help to whiten your teeth! I try this simple solution when my poor nails start looking haggard in the middle of winter! For this recipe, you’ll need a half teaspoon of baking soda, a dash of hydrogen peroxide and 1/3 cup of water.

  1. Add ½ a teaspoon of baking soda and about a dash of hydro peroxide to a 1/3 cup of water.
  2. Soak your nails in the mixture for about 5 minutes.
  3. Then dip a toothbrush into the mixture and brush and massage nails to thoroughly remove stains.
  4. To prevent future stains, use a moisture-locking base coat before applying nail polish.