#1 Turmeric Stains Removal Method
Did you know: Turmeric stains on fingernails and skin can be removed by washing them regularly with soap and water?
THEAMERICANWRITER - Jan. 26, 2012 | 22:27 CST
FREEMONT, California - Not too long ago I saw a site that stated turmeric stains on fingernails do not wash off. And I wanted to touch on this statement to prove how false it is. I did contact the owner to inform of the wrong information and I got a response basically telling me she won't budge on what she put. She goes by the name Samantha on her website. She didn't hide her name and it may or may not be her real name. Nonetheless, I will use the name she provided on her site. I told Samantha that I had turmeric stains on my nails and washing them off did in fact work to remove the stains. It didn't happen immediately, but nonetheless washing did help a great deal. I didn't have to wait weeks and this was after I applied a water-based turmeric paste directly onto my hands. It stained my nails and stained my skin obviously because I applied the turmeric directly.
She went into saying she didn't say "come off" that she specifically said it won't "wash off". And stood her ground. That's all fine and dandy to stand by what you say but at least let stand by what's right. That is like a person saying one plus one equals four and standing by that answer regardless the proof someone shows them it equals two. It's like really?! I'm glad you want to stand up for what's wrong, but dang what about what's right?! She failed to understand that washing off is a part of the process to removing turmeric stains or any stain for that matter because you can't scrape it off without peeling your skin and/or nail and who is to say that will even work. What a nasty visual! Yuck!
This lady wanted to play on words and still lost that battle with me. Though she did say "wash off" -- nowhere in her article did she state that turmeric ever comes off at all until my response to her article. Then she slightly changed it but still stuck to her thing of that it doesn't wash off. She was very adamant that it does not wash off. In other words, she was saying it doesn't wash off but it does come off. That was the small modification she made in her response but not in her article. You see how she played on words while still being wrong?
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The Purpose of Washing
What is the purpose of washing something? When you wash something off, you are in essence washing to make something what? That's right: come off -- whether it be dirt, marker or another type of stain. The purpose of washing is to get that particular thing to come off. And considering the nature of turmeric, the coloring it does to one's skin and nails is not something that you can scrape off with your fingernails and skin in tact. So with that said, if she is right in that it does not wash off, then how else is it going to come off? Her article goes into say wear gloves as to imply turmeric stains cannot ever be removed through washing or any other way because if so, then she would have gone into ways to get it off of your nails and she did not. Her solution (which was not a solution) was wear gloves. But if a person already has stained turmeric fingernails, what are they to do? Well she would be no help because wearing gloves is not going to help remove the stain already there. Her solution was only for those who hadn't already stained their fingernails with turmeric. And gloves don't help for those intaking turmeric (e.g. capsules) that happen to result in stained nails. She did reiterate her solution in her response to me, by the way.
The fact remains, that this lady is not smart because turmeric stains on fingernails and skin does in fact wash off -- over time. It will not go away on its own. What stain goes away on its own? If you can't scrape off the coloring caused by turmeric, then the only other way is to what? That's right: wash it off. It's not rocket science and does not take a genius to figure it out. It is no different than a stain on shirt, in that it may take multiple washes to finally get it to wash off completely.
The Turmeric Stain Removal Challenge
Near the tail end of my reply to Samantha, I challenged her to a test that I think is really ridiculous for anyone to test. But if you're lacking common sense, then you can take up on the challenge as well. I've already proven, based on personal experience that washing off the turmeric stain does in fact work. And this was before I even came across her article. That was the only reason why I responded to her article because I had just experienced otherwise. What she said was so false that I had to correct her. So if you're up for the challenge if you lack common sense and/or personal experience with turmeric please read on, but I cannot be proved wrong because by experience washing off turmeric has proven to work.
- No Washing: Applying turmeric to your nails (or any part of your skin on your hand) and when it turns yellow do not ever bath, shower, or wash that area with anything for at least one month. Yes, I know your hands and rest of your body will be very dirty from lack of washing. And that is because with this challenge you cannot wash the rest of your body without getting soap and/or water on your hands and nails. After about a month, come back here and report your results. Is the yellow stain from the turmeric going away on its own due to lack of washing?
- Washing: Once you have posted your results after at least a month of refraining from washing your nails (you can't wash your hands and rest of your body without washing your nails) start to wash fingernails and hands on a regular basis for at least one month. Do multiple washes if necessary over the course of a month (though in my case it didn't take a month to see results). After a month has passed, then come back here and post your results. Is the yellow stain from the turmeric going away due to you now washing the area on a regular basis? Note what day you start to see results.
Washing Off Turmeric Stains Does Work to Remove It
I can tell you from my personal experience (before I read her article) that it took a few days or so of washing with soap and water to get the stains to be washed away completely. I washed my hands just as I regular do on a day-to-day basis; like when I showered, after using the toilet, and after washing dishes. So I washed my hands (fingernails obviously included) at least 3 times each day with at least three different soaps doing different activities throughout the day. This isn't something that was a chore for me. I didn't change up my daily routine to make this happen. Washing my hands/body is just something I do on a day-to-day basis. But each person may have different results depending on how often they wash their hands/body. I don't know if the type of soap is a big deal. I used Irish Spring soap for my showers and Palmolive for dish washing that my hands/nails made contact with, and soap that is found at a hotel, I used that after using the toilet but sometimes I used my Irish Spring bar soap after that, too. I also had contact with laundry detergent made by arm and hammer. So washing that off of my hands helped as well. It's all washing.
I was amazed that someone in the world would actually believe stains cannot be washed off. I don't care what the stain is. Heck, blood can even be washed off. It was insane for this lady to state and then stand by her statement as wrong as it is that turmeric cannot be washed off of fingernails. That is completely false. And anyone and everyone can prove her wrong easily. But she'll continue to live in this world thinking turmeric stains cannot be washed off. Can I or anyone trust anything else she has to say after proving her wrong and she still not change her mind? Nope. There's nothing wrong with giving an opinion about something but when it's been proven otherwise, change your mind to the right thing or suffer the consequences of people not being to trust what you have to say from that point on. Some people just have a hard time when they are told they are wrong. So they try to save face and in the process do more damage for themselves. I don't mind correction, so long as it proves to be correct. I can only tell you how long it took me to wash the turmeric stains from my nails and the part of my palms in between my index finger and thumb because I had applied the turmeric to my index finger for healing. So I can rightfully say it is the process of washing (and repeated washing for some people) that removes the yellow coloring of turmeric. Anyone who tells you differently is a liar and it's easy to prove them wrong.
Can't Handle the Truth Washing Works
Her false statement, "However, turmeric stains on fingernails do not wash off..." -- Whether water-based or oil-based, it doesn't matter. Anyone who tells you this statement as she typed it exactly, has no intelligence and no common sense. I suggested she change her statement to this to be more accurate, "However, turmeric stains on fingernails do not immediately wash off, but it will over time the more washes you do." But don't know if she will change it to that. I tried to inform her about her wrong and she took offense to it instead and chose to stand by her wrongful statement. Some people just can't handle the truth. Had it not been for me washing myself regularly, my nails and skin would probably still be yellow with turmeric. Thankfully, my fingernails and skin are free of turmeric stains as a result of washing.