BeautyWhite spots on the nails

White spots on the nails

Why do white spots appear on the nails and how to avoid it? Find out what leukonychia is, and what influences our nails to have white spots.

Nails become a part of the body that is often forgotten, although it is true that, like the eyes, they can become a clear indication of whether our health is good, and above all, whether or not the diet and food we follow is healthy. healthy, or yet there are certain deficiencies.

As we already saw in our note dedicated to nutrition for nails, following a healthy and balanced diet is fundamental and essential not only when it comes to maintaining good health, but also when it comes to taking care of our nails, which also need vitamins and minerals.

With regard, for example, to the main vitamins and minerals that they need, we must especially highlight vitamin A, group B vitamins, calcium, iodine and zinc.

In addition to biting your nails, or the existence of hangnails, another of the most common disorders or problems that most tends to affect the nails is white spots.

Why are white spots on the nails?

The appearance of white spots on the nails receives the medical name of leukonychia, and they arise as a result of micro breaks that occur at the base of the nails (known as the matrix).

There are certain circumstances that can influence its appearance, such as having the nails continuously in contact with water or with substances considered aggressive (such as detergents), since they cause them to become more fragile.

In addition to blows, they can also appear as a result of a nutritional deficit that causes the nails to be weaker and when they receive a blow they are much more sensitive: especially minerals such as iron or zinc, or vitamin B6 and vitamin A.

How to avoid or reduce white spots on nails?

The fundamental thing is to try to take care of the nails as much as possible. The most suitable? Try to protect the nails against blows or breakage, and if, for example, we work with our nails always under water or using aggressive substances, the most appropriate thing to do is to use protective gloves.

It is also essential to follow a balanced and varied diet, which provides our body with the different essential nutrients that it needs so much every day: our special will probably help you in which we offer you tips for following a balanced diet.


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