Beauty Tips From Bobbi Brown

Beauty guru Bobbi Brown answers readers' questions and shares her skin, hair, and makeup secrets.
discolored-nail-fix

Credit: Karen Pearson

prev 5 of 35 next

My nails look yellow without polish. How do I lighten them?

Christina Paonessa, Philadelphia, PA

Bobbi: It’s smart to take a break from polish, especially darker shades: Keeping nails covered for long periods of time can cause discoloring. When yellowing becomes a problem, I whiten my nails with a solution of 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide combined with 2 1/2 tablespoons of baking soda. Apply the paste-like mixture onto each nail with a cotton swab, and let it sit for five minutes before rinsing. Then buff your nails to get rid of any remaining discoloration.

Next: How do you get ready when you're in a rush?

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!