This is kind of a weird question, but I’ve noticed that sometimes after I take off my nail polish there’s a weird yellow tint on my nail beds. What causes this and how can I make it stop? GROSS.
Been there. There are actually a few things that can cause yellow nail beds but the two most common causes are:
Color reaction: Dark colors can sometimes cause staining so you should always use a base coat to protect your nails!
Formaldehyde in the polish: Yep, a lot of polishes have this and it’s not good. This chemical, in particular, can react with the protein in your nails and make them yellow and brittle.
Infection: It’s not super likely, but it IS possible that you might have an infection if you’re nails are off-color. See your doctor if you think this may be the issue.
So, that said, the EASIEST thing to do is to use a base coat and try to use polishes that are formaldehyde-free. Here are a few products I use and love: