Apply coconut oil directly to the affected nails to moisturize and nourish the nail bed, promoting healthy nail growth.
Rub fresh lemon juice onto the discolored nails to lighten the appearance of melanonychia. Lemon juice has natural bleaching properties.
Dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil and apply it to the affected nails. Tea tree oil has antifungal properties that may help reduce discoloration caused by fungal infections.
Massage vitamin E oil into the nails to improve overall nail health and potentially reduce discoloration.
Create a paste by mixing baking soda with water and apply it to the nails. Gently scrub the paste onto the nails using a soft toothbrush to help remove stains and discoloration.
Soak the affected nails in a mixture of equal parts apple cider vinegar and warm water for about 15 minutes daily. Apple cider vinegar may help balance pH levels and reduce nail discoloration.
Rub the inside of an orange peel on the discolored nails for a few minutes. The natural acids in oranges may help lighten nail discoloration.
Brew green tea, allow it to cool, and soak the affected nails in the tea for 10-15 minutes. Green tea contains antioxidants that may promote healthier nail growth.
Apply fresh aloe vera gel to the nails to moisturize and nourish the nail bed. Aloe vera has soothing properties and may help improve the appearance of melanonychia.