What are the best products and practices for whitening nails and teeth? Reader L wonders…
I’m an elementary school principal. I love your blog! I would love a post about teeth whitening products and nails. I work with staff, families, district personnel, and community people/businesses. I feel that the first thing they notice when talking with me, is teeth and nails. I would love ideas for quick and inexpensive ideas. Thanks!
Interesting. I’m really curious to hear what readers say here!
Teeth whiteners: Personally I’ve done the Crest white strips before, for my wedding — they’re a bit labor intensive (back then you had to wear them for 30 minutes, morning and night, for something like 2 weeks), but they definitely work. Note also that the lipstick color you choose may make your teeth appear to be brighter (see this article). The New York Times covered teeth whitening just last month in its Well blog (and 100+ readers chimed in in the comments as well).
Nail whiteners: I’m less familiar with nail whiteners — there are a plethora of products, as well as DIY home treatments. I really suggest talking to your dermatologist or doctor about their suggestions, as your nails can take on a yellowish color simply from your polish or because of medical issues. If you want to keep your nails low maintenance but still “done” you can also investigate a polish/whitener like Christian Dior’s ($27) or Julep’s ($18). (You can also just cover your nails with a weekly manicure, of course, whether at the salon or DIY.)
Ladies who suffer from yellowed teeth and/or discolored nails, what do you recommend? Which products do you like?
These are some of our favorite nail colors for interviews: 1) Ballet Slippers 2) Sugar Daddy 3) Mademoiselle. CLASSIC!
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