One of the most unpleasant and embarrassing conditions that those who love to smoke can face are nicotine stains on the nails, fingers and teeth; are those yellow halos that seem to cry out to the world: here, I'm a smoker!
These spots do not always go away easily and the fact that they recur quickly makes the situation worse: what to do to remedy them effectively? Fortunately, mother nature comes to our aid. In this regard, we will show you some remedies against nicotine stains to prepare at home.
Remedies for nicotine stains on the fingers
- Lemon and bicarbonate
Wash your hands, rubbing lightly with a pumice where there are the most stubborn stains, then prepare a mixture based on the juice of a couple of lemons, a glass of water and a spoonful of baking soda.
For application, simply dip your hands in the mixture for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water. The hands will be quite dry after this treatment due to the lemon and baking soda, so they will need to be hydrated with a good hand cream preferably homemade. In this regard, we refer you to reading the article "Do-it-yourself hand cream"
Another method is to immerse your hands in hot water for a few minutes and then rub a slice of lemon on the stains. Allow to dry, then pass a nail file where the stain is. At the end of the treatment, massage your hands with the hand cream.
Remedies for nicotine stains on the nails
Oil and lemon
Mix equal parts olive oil and lemon juice and then apply the mixture with a cotton bud on the yellowed nail.
Useful advice: to avoid stains, keep the cigarette 2cm away from the end of the filter.
Remedies for nicotine stains on the teeth
Take 6 ripe strawberries, two teaspoons of baking soda, a teaspoon of brewer's yeast and a cup of water. Blend the strawberries, mix the mixture with the other ingredients and make a paste. Apply the product to clean teeth every night for a week before going to bed.
- Sodium bicarbonate
Brush your teeth with baking soda and then brush with regular toothpaste. Repeat this routine every 15 days, but be careful, the bicarbonate is very powerful, you risk eroding the protective patina of the teeth.
In any case, the most effective remedy for reducing nicotine stains is to quit smoking. For further information on the subject, we recommend reading the article "How to quit smoking"