Our nails are a very important part of our fingers. They can show us symptoms of many terrible diseases. But, have you noticed the white area shaped like a crescent at the end of your fingernail? It’s called lunula. It is actually a pigment change under your nails and it is very sensitive. It should never be damaged.
In this article, we’re presenting you 10 facts about the lunula that you didn’t know!
As we have already said, this is a very important and sensitive area for our nail which should always be protected.
The name lunula means ‘small moon’ in Latin.
It has a white color because this actually represents the fifth basal layer of the epidermis that hides all the blood vessels lying underneath.