One of the biggest signs that someone smokes is what their fingers look like. Unfortunately, holding a cigarette over and over causes the fingers to become stained. This can look unattractive and it can cause self-confidence problems.
Since your hands are needed to do pretty much anything, you probably don’t want to have those stains constantly staring at you. The good news is that there are ways you can fix your nicotine stained fingers and move on with your life.
1. Hand Cleaner
One product that most smokers swear by is Permatex Fast Orange Pumice Lotion Hand Cleaner. Although this is used commercially to clean very dirty hands, it has stain removers inside of it that are great for nicotine stains. It exfoliates the skin as it cleans, so make sure to put lotion on after using this to avoid drying out your skin. To see results more quickly, use an unused toothbrush to do the scrubbing. This will be gentle enough to scrub the skin and the stains that are on the surface of it.
2. Hydrogen Peroxide
Start by mixing 4 tablespoons of water with 1/2 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol. Add in 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide and mix until you have a paste. Soak your fingers in this mixture for 15 minutes and then wash your hands. Use a toothbrush to scrub your fingers and then apply lotion to keep your hands soft and supple.
Start by grabbing two un-coated aspirin tablets that you have at your house. Crush these up and then put into a bowl full of hot water until dissolved. Add in a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and soak your hands for 20 minutes. Wash your hands and scrub with a toothbrush once done. Make sure to apply a creamy hand lotion to prevent your hands from drying out.
Lemons are great because they naturally bleach the skin without being too harsh. In order to use this remedy, start by mixing fresh lemon juice with a little bit of salt so that you have a past. Gently rub the paste onto your hand or finger stains and leave to soak for 10 minutes. After this, use a toothbrush to scrub your fingers gently and then rinse your hands. Wash and moisturize your hands to finish the process.
– If you have sensitive skin you should speak with your dermatologist before getting started with any of these remedies.
– Do not scrub too hard or you could end up causing a lot of damage to your skin.
– Regular use of these is recommended in order to see results that stick.
– Try out all options to find which is most effective for you and the type of stains that you have. If you have had stains for a long time it might take a while to see them reduced dramatically.
– If you can, use these remedies while you stop smoking. Continuing to hold cigarettes will only cause stains to come back. E-cigarettes are great alternatives that won’t stain your hands at all!
Author Bio : Popea Ionut is a freelance writer and a regular contributor @ Makeup.Me.Uk. For more skin care info be sure to visit us.