How to avoid yellow nails from nail polish?

We all love having the perfect manicure, but sometimes there is a small price to pay for beauty, and that can be the effects that regular polish or gel polish can have on the health of your nails. One of the most common questions is why do my nails turn yellow and how can I avoid yellow nails from nail polish.

Why are my nails yellow with nail polish?

Nail polish can sometimes cause nails to become yellow or discolored due to the pigments and chemicals used in the polish. The yellowing may also occur due to a reaction between the polish and the natural oils on your nails, or from prolonged exposure to the chemicals in the polish.

Unfortunately, if you frequently apply nail polish without allowing your nails to breathe, it can lead to discoloration and yellowing of the nails. To prevent the yellowing of your nails, it is important to let your nails breathe and take breaks from nail polish. You can also use a base coat to protect your nails from the pigment and chemicals in the polish.


How do you get rid of yellow nails from nail polish?

How to avoid yellow nails from nail polish, you can follow these tips:
1. Use a base coat: Using a base coat before applying nail polish can create a barrier between your nails and the polish, preventing discoloration. Our special one-step, 3-in-1 gel formula includes a base coat.  
2. Let’em breathe! If you enjoy painting your nails often, try giving your nails a break occasionally. Leaving nail polish on for an extended period can cause yellowing. It's best to remove the polish after a week or so and let your nails breathe for a few days before applying a new coat.


Taking a mani break is essential. You can use our Rescue Moi, a nail recovery treatment that hydrates and nourishes the nail surface, or Plant Power, a plant-based nail treatment that contains 74% natural origin ingredients that help to restore and strengthen nails.

3. Choose high-quality nail polish: High-quality nail polishes are less likely to cause yellowing than lower-quality ones. Look for brands that use high-quality ingredients and are free from harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.   

Our 3-in-1gel polish is 9 Free, which means it is free from Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, TPHP, Acetone, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, DBP, Toluene, and Camphor

4. Don't shake your nail polish: Shaking your nail polish bottle can cause air bubbles, which can lead to yellowing. Instead, roll the bottle between your palms to mix the polish.
5. Avoid using old or expired nail polish: Old or expired nail polish can become thick and gloopy, making it difficult to apply evenly. It can also cause yellowing.
6. Use Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, an antioxidant, and a natural moisturizer that helps prevent dry and brittle nails by keeping them hydrated and nourished. It can also help to repair damaged nails and cuticles by promoting the production of new cells and tissues. 

Our Illuminiez Moi is a nail whitener that contains citric acid to neutralize yellow nails, plus Vitamin E, lemon extract, and lime tree extract to hydrate the nail. Paint over naked nails for a satin, pearlescent, glowing effect!


We also recommend Berry Bisous, our latest bio-sourced, natural-origin nail & cuticle oil that softens & soothes dry, rough nails and cuticles! Made with a raspberry-based hydration booster and contains Vitamin E & Vitamin F to protect, nourish, and moisturize.

7. Use non-acetone nail polish remover: Acetone nail polish remover can be harsh on your nails and cause yellowing. Instead, use a non-acetone nail polish remover to remove your nail polish. 

If your nails are already yellow, try removing the polish and gently buffing your nails to remove any stains. You can also soak your nails in a mixture of lemon juice and water or hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to help remove the discoloration. If the discoloration persists or you have any concerns, it is best to consult a healthcare professional.