Skip Nav

How To Stop Your Fingers From Turning Yellow With Nail Polish

Q) Does Wearing Polish All the Time Turn Your Nails Yellow?

If I had a dollar for every time I heard this question, I'd be a rich little lady. I've even told people that it does myself, long before I was a highly trained astronaut beauty editor. Around the time I was 12 and thought I knew ev-er-ything. But now I've come to realise that curling with my ghd, wearing orange lipstick and creating a winged eye are my strong points, yellowing nails, not so much. So here's where I hand you over to Fiona Hay, ORLY RAFW Director. A round of applause, if you please. "Not always. However I find that anything in the orange colour family stains worse than others. To avoid this, always use a base coat and don't keep the colour on for more than three weeks. If you do get yellowing, it can be rectified by getting a mani/pedi, gentle buffing and a stain removal soak." Sweet. No chopping off of hands necessary. Thanks Fi. 

Image Source: Getty
More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
5 Nail-Polish Colour Trends For 2021 That We're Excited For
Megan Thee Stallion's Marble Nail Art on Instagram
Kylie Jenner's Snakeskin Nail Art
The Best Nail Products That Our Editors Tested in 2020
Best Nail-Art Trends 2021
Velvet-Nail-Art Inspiration For the Holidays
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's Matching Nail Art at AMAs
Editors Favourite Winter Nail-Polish Colours For 2020
Find Your Holiday Manicure Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Election Nail Art
Celebrities Wearing Vote-Themed Nail Art This Year
Saweetie's Best Nail-Art Looks
Latest Beauty