Here's What The White Mark On Your Nail Really Means

Natasha Patel , 25 Jan 2017

What if I were to tell you that your entire life, you’ve been thinking that those tiny white marks on your nail bed have been due to calcium deficiency, when in fact it was a myth all along? Yeah, I’m sure your mind is a little blown… So I came across an article about how this beauty myth our mothers and grandmothers and even aunts have been yapping all along on how one needs to up their vitamin intake (specifically calcium) to have those visible white lines on the nail disappear.

After doing a bunch of research, it’s official—white marks are harmless and don’t really indicate any specific vitamin deficiency at all. These marks are actually called ‘leukonychia’ and are quite common. So…

(Source: Giphy.com)
(Source: Giphy.com)

Why feelings exactly! So why do they occur? Well, most of the time it’s a sign of an old injury in the past that happened to the base of your nails. And the reason you suddenly see them show up one random day is because it takes upto six weeks after the injury for it to surface. So by that time, you’ve probably forgotten all about jamming your finger or banging it against a hard drawer.

Sometimes, the injury can be a result of excessive pressure on the base of the nails at the time of a manicure or hand massage. And by some further research, it could also be due to an allergic reaction or infection to a nail polish.

So go on, live life without having to up your vitamin intake!

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