How to Remove Nicotine Stains from Skin – Other Remedies
There are a variety of things that you can use in order to try and remove the nicotine stains from your skin. Most of these methods involve items that have bleaching qualities, so make sure you’re careful when you use them so that you don’t irritate your skin. Here are some of the most common.
- Use just plain lemon juice over the stained area, and allow it to sit for up to 20 minutes. Don’t dilute it – take it straight from the lemon so that it can bleach the skin effectively.
- Try using whitening toothpaste in the creases and folds in your skin. Grab and old toothbrush and gently scrub; it can reach places you may not reach otherwise.
- Talk to your doctor and see if he or she has any recommendations for commercial skin whitening solutions that you should check out. There are a lot out there, but your doctor may have an idea of which ones work the best.
- Rub raw potatoes over the affected areas for several minutes, and then allow it to sit. The potato “juice” can help to eat away at any of the stain as well.
- Grind up some aspirin and let it dissolve in water. Scrub the affected area with a sponge or toothbrush that has been dipped in this solution.
Not all of these methods work for everyone. Like the method above, you will have to repeat the process several times before the discoloration completely disappears, especially if you had been smoking for decades before trying to get rid of the staining. Patience, persistence, and discipline are necessary to completely eliminate nicotine stains from your skin, but you can definitely do it if you take the time to try.