Nails that turn yellow are not just unsightly, but they can also indicate an internal problem. There can be many reasons for nails turning yellow in color, including your habits and your ways of caring.
The main causes of yellow nails include an underlying medical condition or due to deficiency of nutrients like zinc and iron. Fungal infection can give fingernails a yellow discoloration. If you are a smoker, chances are that your nails can become yellow.
Excessive use of nail polish can also lead to yellow discoloration of nails. You can try some of these remedies listed in this infographic to whiten your fingernails.
Soaking your nails in fresh squeezed lemon juice works best for whitening the yellow nails. Denture tablets which help keep the dentures stay bright, can be used to whiten your nails. Use a good buffing tool and buff your nails to get rid of some discoloration.
Whitening pencils that are available help to whiten the tips of your fingernails.