MY POOR NAILS!

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MY POOR NAILS!
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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 10:11am
OH ME OH MY! Last night I had softball practice in the COLD RAIN - meaning the ORANGE mud! Im the pitcher and switch off with the catcher too... My hands are ORANGE and my nails are too from the mud! I used some peroxide last night... still orange... CAN ANYONE HELP ME HERE??? PLEASE!!!!

XO

'Stressie'

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 10:33am
Oh! That's not good! Try this and see what happens


Turning Yellow Nails White

Yellow nails are caused by too much dark nail polish and smoking. Yes, your fingertips are yet another reason to quit. One of the easiest ways to bleach your nails back to a healthy-looking pink is with a lemon. Slice it in half and stick your finger in for a few minutes. The natural acids will whiten and soften the nail. If this doesn’t do it, try soaking your nails in a 50-50 solution of water and hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide will clean your nails the same way it cleans a wound. After you've soaked all 10, rinse and apply a lotion.







~goddess~
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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 11:14am
Poor STressie,

Go buy some denture cleaner and soak your nails in it for a bit...

You need to wear RUBBER gloves out on the field! hahaha!!

 

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 11:48am
Stressie you've come to the right place!!!

Using denture cleaner works better for ME than peroxide, but now you have a few options to try.

Good Luck!

Cori

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 2:23pm
Oh how ROTTEN is that, I knew there was a reason why I don't partake in outdoor sports, I hate the rain! I don't really hate the rain I just hate getting my hair wet.

If I was experiencing your problem I wouldn't put anything ending in oxide anywhere near my skin or nails especially as they absorbing moisture right now.

What I would do is paint my nails and try the lemon juice on my skin, then in 1 week I would use nail varnish remover on my nails at a time when my nails are not absorbing harsh products, anything ending in oxide makes me think of a very potent substance.

I would deffo go with the gloves, I have seen some nice sporting gloves in the sports stores.

Hope you remedy your prob soon Stressie:-)

*Lunachick*

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 3:46pm
Thank you ladies!!!!!

So I guess I should MIX the lemon juice and denture stuff then? LOL!

The thing is... they are ORANGE! Not yellow!!! The clay in the ball field is ORANGE! LOL!

Also... my knees are orange too!

Poor me...

Ill try some things!

XO

'Stressie'

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 3:51pm
Stressie,

I was thinking...try some dishwasher soap and a nail brush and warm water....see if that does the trick....let me know!

I know that dishwasher soap has something in it that magically cleans that little tray thingie in my door of the fridge where the ice/water comes out. I have scrubbed that tray and scraped it and nothing would removed the hard water stains from it. So one night I just stuck it in the dishwasher and it came out looking brand new!

So try that soap mixed with warm water (just a little soap) and a nail brush...soak them in it for no more than 5 mins and then scrub away.

Can't wait to hear if it helps.

 

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 4:09pm
Orange, yellow?? Same color group right? LOL! A stain is a stain, right? It can't hurt to try the lemon juice and/or the denture cleaner. Let us know how it turns out.
~goddess~
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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 7:26pm
This may be harsh on your hands and nails, but washing dishes always cleans my nails. I've tried everything else and while denture cleaner worked too, dish detergent, like Dawn, works the best for me.

Michelle