by Charlotte Wood
(last updated February 20, 2019)
Your fingernails often have a slightly whiter look to them than the rest of your fingers and your toenails are the same way. They're naturally supposed to look a bit whiter or lighter than the rest of your foot and some people like to enhance that whiteness. How, then, do you whiten your toes? Good question. You've heard of whitening your teeth, but I don't know of too many people who have heard of whitening your toenails. If toenail whitening is your desire here are a few tips to get you started.
First and foremost keep your toes and feet clean. There's no way you'll be able to pull off white toenails if you don't keep them clean. Clean out lint or other shoe or foot gunk from your toes and toenails and then you can proceed to the whitening processes. (You should also make sure your toenails are fungus free; otherwise you might aggravate the fungus problem, so keep an eye out for it.)
The ways to whiten your toenails are relatively primitive but have potential for working and you might have to go through a few trial and error tests to find what works best for you. Here are a few things you can try:
Any toenail whitening process will take a bit of time and results won't appear overnight. You'll need to be patient and continue to take care of your feet and toenails throughout the entire whitening process.
Toenail whitening is a somewhat odd process and honestly, most people don't care. However, if you are concerned about the whiteness of your toenails, then go ahead and whiten all you want. If any of the treatments don't sit well with your toenails or funky things start happening with your toenails (e.g. a fungus) discontinue use and abandon the toenail whitening endeavor. Good luck!
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