When we first heard about this nail brightening trick from Women’s Health, we were kind of floored.
It’s so simple. So easy. So intuitive. But we literally never thought of it ourselves.
The answer? Toothpaste.
According to the American Dental Association, most toothpastes include mild abrasives that can help to both reduce and remove surface stains on your teeth. And thanks to Women’s Health’s, we now know it does the same thing for you nails.
So how do you go about utilizing this fingertip trick in your spa schedule?
Start with a pea-sized portion of toothpaste, then scrub it into your nails using a toothbrush — break out a new one or one that you’re just about ready to throw away.
Use a circular motion the same way you do on your teeth, but be gentle! You don’t want to harm the nail with abrasive scrubbing. Then let it sit for five minutes. Once you’re done, rinse it off and over time you’ll find yourself with nails so bright and white it seems like magic.
So whether you’re rocking the naked nail and want to brighten up, or just need to scrub out those stains from a lifetime of polish, this is one beauty hack worth trying.