What are white spots on nails and what do they look like?

Healthy nails on both fingers and toes are a soft pink color with a single white crescent called a lunula at the bottom of each nail. So what are those white spots on nails that seem to appear out of nowhere? In this blog, your nail supply expert Maryton will explain to you!

White spots on nails or leukonychia partialis is a kind of partial white discoloration of nails. Depending on how the white spots appear on your nails, you may have one of three types of partial leukonychia:

Striated leukonychia

If the white spot on your nail appears as a horizontal band parallel to the lunula, you may have striate leukonychia. They are also called Mees lines and usually disappear with the nail over time.

Longitudinal leukonychia

Longitudinal leukonychia presents as multiple pale white bands at least 1mm thick, running parallel to the base of the nail.

Punctate leukonychia

Punctate leukonychia is the most common type of leukonychia and appears as small white dots on the fingernails. These usually go away over time. However, as the nail grows, the number and pattern of dots may change.

OK! I believe you have know the white spots on your nails. In addition, I advise you to invest in a complete manicure and pedicure set to care for your nails!

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