Removing Nicotine Stains From Fingers
In a world of anti-smoking, it is practically law for a smoker to get rid of any trace of their smoking habit. Perfumes and sprays to remove odors are on the market, as well as teeth whitening kits to remove stains on teeth. But what about the stains left behind on fingers?
How to Remove Nicotine Stains
After time, the tar builds up on the fingers that hold the cigarette or cigar. This leaves behind a yellow or brownish stain. Sadly, washing your hands repeatedly doesn’t remove the stain. However, washing hands after smoking can be preventative in future stains.
There are safe ways to safely bleach skin. It’s best to know what you are doing before diving in.
To remove the nicotine stains from your fingers, it will take a few minutes of work, probably, over a period of time.
Steps to Removing Nicotine Stains
Nicotine stains will always find a way to return as long as you are a smoker, but these steps will reduce the stains from being noticeable. If you have quit smoking, you may need to do these steps once a week for a couple of weeks for the stains to be gone completely.
While following these steps, keep your hands and fingers away from your eyes and mouth.
Get a Buffer File or Pumice Stone
Using the file or stone on the stained area will help exfoliate the stained skin. Don’t press too hard. Be gentle; you don’t want to break the skin.
Prepare a Soak
In a small bowl, you can add one of these ingredients that you have on hand. DO NOT MIX ingredients.
- Lemon Juice
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- (Not Highly Recommended) A Splash of Bleach with 4 parts water
Soak fingers for five minutes. If you feel burning, stop and wash your hands thoroughly. None of these ingredients should burn unless you have broken the skin.
Use a degreasing soap to remove the rest of the loose tar. Pat dry.
Add Some Baking Soda
On damp hands, rub some baking soda on stains to exfoliate and lighten the remaining stain. Again, this should not burn. If it burns, wash hands thoroughly.
Wash Hands and Moisturize
After you are done with the baking soda, wash hands very well. Use the file or stone again if necessary. With clean hands, apply a thick moisturizer or oil to the hands and fingers to moisturize and lubricate the fingers. This could help in preventing future stains from appearing too quickly.
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