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Got Discoloured Skin Around Your Nails? Try These 6 Remedies To Lighten It Instantly

Discoloured skin around nails: From lemon to tomatoes and aloe vera gel, know how these simple home remedies can help you deal with dark skin around nails quickly and effectively.

Got Discoloured Skin Around Your Nails? Try These 6 Remedies To Lighten It Instantly

Remedies for discoloured skin around nails: Lemon can be a helpful home remedy


  1. Potato juice acts as a good moisturiser for skin
  2. It can help in getting rid of dark skin around nails
  3. Aloe vera gel and milk can also be helpful

Discoloured skin around nails: Got too many manicures, yet pretty hands seem like a far-fetched dream? You have landed at the right place! Some people dark cuticles around their nails way too soon after getting a manicure and taking special care of their hands and nails. Taking care of nails and ensuring that they are white and shining is something that we all do regularly. But, it is the skin around the nails which is often ignored. Environmental factors may be responsible for dark skin around your nails. Excessive exposure to the sun or being in extreme cold temperatures can cause dark skin around nails. Harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun can increase production of melanin, thus darkening your skin.

Excessive washing of hands with soap can take away the moisture from your skin and cause darkening around your nails. Dark cuticles can also be caused because of dehydration.

Here are some home remedies for discoloured skin around nails that you must try

1. Scrub with milk

A gentle scrub made with milk, honey, oats and lemon juice can help in getting rid of dark skin around the nails. Milk can naturally moisturise your skin as well.


Milk can prove to be an effective home remedy for skin pigmentation
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Also read: 8 Different Kinds Of Nails And What They Say About Your Health

2. Lemon scrub

Just take a slice of lemon and rub it around your nails. You can repeat this several times in a day. Wash it with water at room temperature. It can help you get rid of dark cuticles effectively.

3. Lemon and sugar scrub

Slice a lemon into two halves and put sugar on each half. Scrub the lemon glazed with sugar on the skin around your nails for 10 to 20 minutes. Lemon lightens and cleanses your skin, while sugar acts as a good moisturiser.

Also read: Lemon Nutrition: 8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Lemons

4. Potato juice

Potato juice is a known cleansing agent. It can help in getting rid of pigmentation and an uneven skin tone. Grate potato and squeeze the grated potato to churn out juice from it. Dip a cotton ball in the juice and apply on your fingers. Leave it on your fingers for 15-20 minutes and wash it using water at room temperature. You can repeat several times in a day till you get good results.

5. Tomato scrub 

You can also rub tomato slices around your nails to get rid of the discoloured skin. After scrubbing the skin with a tomato slice, you can leave it overnight. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that can help in dealing with large pores, reduce acne and rejuvenate dull skin. Tomatoes are also known to be a good astringent and can improve facial texture.


Tomatoes can help in reducing spots and blemishes on skin
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Also read: Tomato May Help You Bid Farewell To Fight Skin Woes; Here Are Few Simple Ways To Use It For Different Skin Problems

6. Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera gel is the magical plant which can help you deal with nearly all skin conditions including eczema and pigmentation. In order to deal with discoloured skin around your nails, apply fresh aloe vera gel on the every day. Aloe vera gel contains antioxidants that can rejuvenate the skin while also making it softer and blemish-free.

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